Rural GP cash no solution to suburban funding woes, says RDAA

The doctors' group says it sympathises with practices that have lost incentives but says the money needs to go to 'truly rural' practices

The RDAA has defended the Federal Government’s rural zoning shake-up that saw bulk-billing incentives reduced for 7000 GPs in January.

Rural Australia

There have been growing demands for the Department of Health’s rural classification system to be revised, with GPs in outer suburbs and regional towns warning it threatens their viability.

Last month a GP from southern WA predicted her practice would be forced to close within two years