Personalised GP relationships are paramount

Dr Liz Marles
Immediate Past President, RACGP

CALLERS phoned in with comments such as “My GP shakes my hand and I like that”. Another caller spoke about how he has cancer and the GP is the lynchpin for all the other services. Gary, an aged care nurse, talked of how a GP spent three hours one afternoon trying to find accommodation for a palliative care patient who was homeless. Then there was the call from the older person who found it difficult that her GP looks at the computer screen all the time and she misses the human connection.

The significance of the doctor