Why this practice manager is leaving the Health Care Homes trial

Practices say they are quitting the Health Care Homes trial because they have no way of knowing if GPs will be worse off under the landmark reforms.

Two hundred practices were expected to sign formal contracts with the Federal Department of Health to become Health Care Homes last week.

But the deadline was extended after concerns from some practices about what they were signing up for. Others have pulled out altogether.

Debra Smith (pictured), business and operations manager at Toukley and Warnervale Medical Services, NSW, says the lack of information on basic