Optimism for better support of remote GPs

The optimism follows the announcement late last month by Health Minister Tanya Plibersek that a Rural Classification Technical Working Group would be established to guide the implementation of an improved classification system.

It aims to deliver “a fairer and more sustainable method of determining the level of support doctors in each community receives”.

The much maligned Australian Standard Geographical Classification — Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA)