RACGP seeks $475m extra from federal budget

THE RACGP has called on the government to invest $475 million in general practice and primary care infrastructure grants as part of its wish list for the May federal budget.

In its submission to Treasurer Wayne Swan, the college has also called for further investments in e-health, preventive health funding and educational grants. 

The college submission, released today, recommends a $475 million investment in general practice and primary healthcare infrastructure grants, a $25 million investment in rural procedural