As the election looms, here's how I think we can save general practice

“Isn’t the Lord wonderful? He had your door open just as I walked by,” announced Dorothy as she guided herself into the clinic room.

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She had no appointment, and my regular clinic at her retirement village was already hopelessly overbooked.

This encounter encapsulates the current state of general practice: rewarding work with wonderful clients but overwhelmed by the volume and under-resourced to do the job well.

So, as the federal election looms, what can we realistically expect for primary care from