'There are some challenges, but all in all, general practice is in a healthy space'

As the RACGP's annual conference kicks off in Perth this week, we talk to outgoing president Dr Frank Jones about what has been won and lost during his stewardship.

Looking back, the best insight Dr Frank Jones would have had of what was coming his way as RACGP president was in the few lines of text buried deep within the 2014 Federal Budget papers.

It was in those papers that he would read an outline of a political intent that later resulted in a full-scale saga, with general practice fighting against repeated policy assaults designed to strip away billions in funding for