Published Articles

GPs 'pressured' to sedate aged care residents

The RACGP hits back at claims GPs are 'stupefying' their patients.
18 January 2019

Hunt unveils aged care rebate boost in mini-budget

From 1 March, GPs will see an effective increase in rebates when making aged care visits.
17 December 2018

Doctors urge PM to legislate staffing ratios in nursing homes

The call comes on the back of several incidents involving alleged abuse of residents.
17 December 2018

How death doulas deal with our deepest fears

Advocates say they are filling a vital gap in palliative care services, but with no accredited training, they are also controversial.
09 November 2018

GPs to get call-out fees for aged-care visits under reform plan

Doctors hail the 'once in a generation' chance to fix the sector
01 November 2018

GPs reveal mistreatment witnessed in nursing homes

One doctor says his complaints 'fell on deaf ears' after he allegedly witnessed a carer slap a resident for refusing to go to the toilet when asked.
23 October 2018

Hunt flags cash for GP teleconsults

The 'blended-payment model' will build on Health Care Homes.
11 October 2018

Aged care crisis: Why aren't they screaming?

Here, we republish our investigation into the sector from 2009.
21 September 2018

Doctors call for more nurses in aged-care homes

GP says the level of clinical rigour has diminished due to lack of skilled staff.
18 September 2018