What the federal budget means for general practice

Better Access, telehealth, vaccines and the non-mention of GP patient enrolment

As we suggested yesterday, the Federal Budget was unlikely to offer any Big Bang for general practice, but with the comforting assumption that there would also be no nasties.

Australian Doctor editor Paul Smith.
Australian Doctor editor Paul Smith.

The emergency care of a badly beaten economy took precedence.

In terms of the health system aspect of COVID-19, beyond providing more support for aged