We want PIP and expanded Health Care Homes, say physicians

The RACP has issued a wish-list ahead of next month's election

Physicians say they should have access to general practice-based programs like the Practice Incentive Program and Health Care Homes to boost care for patients with chronic conditions.

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The Royal Australasian College of Physicians says it wants a “new model” of health funding to allow other specialists — not just GPs — to take on roles in primary and community care.

“Fundamental to this goal is ‘system supported connectivity’ between primary care and specialist services and a genuine placement of patients at the centre of the care design,