Respect: find out what it means, GPs

The RACGP wants all codes of conduct to acknowledge the GP's role as a central co-ordinator of care

It seems everyone wants to grab a piece of the GP action without taking on the more challenging work of continuing to care for patients long term.

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In response, the RACGP is calling for a new edict to be included in the codes of conduct governing all health professions regulated by AHPRA: Thou shalt respect the fundamental role of the GP.

There is already a line in the Medical Board of Australia’s good practice guidance that says all doctors should “facilitate the central co-ordinating role of GPs and communicate the benefits of having a regular GP to patients”.