Hambleton doles out advice to fix primary health

Dr Hambleton said GPs were being expected to foot the bill for health reforms, even though the reforms were “watered down or put on hold” because of the minority government and resistance from state governments.

And one of the biggest reforms, the change from divisions of general practice to Medicare Locals, was being done without the leadership of GPs, he said.

“It seems that a lot of the reform is being brought in around GPs – through Medicare Locals and other health professionals, for instance –