National Party endorses cap on city GP provider numbers

The MP for Mallee says a cap of 100 GPs per 100,000 people would curb the oversupply.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Dr Anne Webster (PhD).

The National Party will advocate for controlling the number of GPs in cities through a cap on provider numbers, as a radical fix for the rural health crisis.

Figures show that metropolitan areas have 121 GPs per 100,000 people on average, compared with 65-80 in remote and rural areas.