High expectations a strain on rural docs

Dr Ian Kamerman

Rural doctor and practice principal in Tamworth, NSW

That’s so, given the strong concerns expressed by many of our members about the current funding arrangements for this critical element of the health system.

The administration and funding of after-hours care has been problematic since being devolved to Medicare Locals in July 2013. While there are some areas in which the new arrangements are working well, feedback from our members indicates widespread