4 reasons general practice is failing to attract new doctors

“We have heard it loud and clear from our members that general practice is on its knees and is not sustainable”.

These are not the words of a disgruntled and grumpy GP, but the view of RACGP president Dr Karen Price made in the national press.1

She said that only 15.2% of young medical graduates are now choosing general practice as their preferred specialty.

General practice can be rewarding, valued, varied and challenging. It provides a