Procedural skills never only factor

Dr Kathy Kirkpatrick

Chair, RACGP National Rural Faculty

The renewed emphasis on generalism and primary care represents a welcome shift, but how this is prioritised in policy remains unsettled. It is time for this commitment to be translated into medical training reform to address rural maldistribution and meet growing service demand.

Electoral cycles have delayed meaningful reform for too long with harsh health budget cuts by successive governments crippling the sector. This is even more acutely felt in