Despite the gloom our future is looking bright

Typically, the hurdles remain foremost in mind. I don’t think I’ve ever tested so many people for pertussis before, uncertainties about whether men should have PSA screening remain, and having to explain the reduced mental health care plan rebates to patients takes more time than ever. 

In terms of the bigger picture, GP super clinics continue to be mired in controversy, the role of Medicare Locals remains something of a mystery, and the PSR still looms, albeit with someone new at the helm. 

Among the relative gloom of these ongoing issues is the heartening news that the number of medical students in the General Practice Student Network (GPSN) is continuing to rise.