Invest in primary care for best value

Associate Professor Brian Owler
President, AMA

We also know general practice is under enormous stress, with greater demands from an ageing population and more people with chronic and complex conditions. At the same time, the costs of running a general practice continue to escalate.

Put simply, without change, a plan, or greater support, GPs are facing a tough future.

The former government wanted to support general practice, but its ill-advised policies such as GP super clinics and Medicare Locals were