Published Articles

The 2016 GP of the Year is...

Australia’s GP of the Year has encouraged GPs to “stand up and say when things aren’t right” to defend the true value of the profession.
06 October 2016

Old drug proves promising for chronic alcoholism

Off-label use of the muscle relaxant baclofen holds promise as a new treatment for chronic alcoholism without the need to achieve total abstinence, the GP16 conference has heard.
04 October 2016

Bulk-billing rates down to 69%, claims college

Millions of patients are paying $40 to see their GP despite the Federal Government claiming GP bulk-billing rates are at record highs.
01 October 2016

Can GPs really rely on Ley or is it a case of frenemies?

Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley did some serious sucking up to GPs at the college conference this week. She says she wants to "work in partnership", but can the two parties ever really be friends?
30 September 2016

Sussan Ley attempts to make peace with GPs

Minister for Health and Aged Care Sussan Ley has told the RACGP's annual conference that she has no views “one way or another” on whether GPs are providing low-value care.
30 September 2016

'There are some challenges, but all in all, general practice is in a healthy space'

As the RACGP's annual conference kicks off in Perth this week, we talk to outgoing president Dr Frank Jones about what has been won and lost during his stewardship.
28 September 2016