Sussan Ley attempts to make peace with GPs

Minister for Health and Aged Care Sussan Ley has told the RACGP's annual conference that she has no views “one way or another” on whether GPs are providing low-value care, such as writing repeat scripts or giving patients trivial test results, in return for Medicare funding.

The health minister fronted the RACGP conference in Perth on Thursday to declare that general practice and the government were “working in partnership” with each other.

But she also attempted to cool the fires sparked by claims quoted in last month’s MBS Review Taskforce Interim Report