Budget 2012: what GP leaders say

Professor Claire Jackson, President, RACGP: “Last year general practice was mauled with the mental health cuts, this year the immunisation PIP has been cut, the cervical screening and diabetes PIP targets have been raised and the e-health PIP has been tied to the PCEHR. There are a lot of sticks and very few carrots... That’s very worrying.”

Dr Steve Hambleton, President, AMA: “GPs are being asked to handle most of the cuts in the health sector. There are some things in the budget we like, including