New RACGP president takes the reins

The RACGP kicks off its annual conference in Adelaide on Wednesday. Australian Doctor meets the WA GP who is taking over the presidency.

year was 1981, and Dr Frank Jones had itchy feet.

At the ripe old age of 28, the Welsh-born-and-bred GP had already “wandered a bit” through the UK, and was poised to settle down and start his career in earnest.

He just wanted one more big adventure before he took up a position he had been offered in a general practice in Wales. 

And then one day, he spied an