Published Articles

Health Care Homes: Govt tweaks unpopular policy

Patients will no longer need a My Health Record to get in to the program.
20 November 2018

$9k robotic seal flounders in dementia trial

A $9000 robotic toy seal proposed as a solution to soothe agitated dementia patients has failed to make a big splash when tested in Australian nursing homes.
08 August 2017

College puzzled by 'unjustified' cannabis guidelines

It is unclear who the authors are, let alone how they came up with the recommendations, says the RACGP's Evan Ackermann.
28 January 2017

Lyme inquiry calls for more GP empathy

GPs need a better understanding how to treat patients presenting with complex symptoms such as those linked to Lyme-like illness, a Senate committee says in its final report.
02 December 2016

Call for Govt to delay Health Care Homes rollout

GP lobby groups are calling for the government's Health Care Homes initiative to be delayed by six months, warning the policy is being rushed.
30 November 2016

Health dept says there is more cash for Health Care Homes

There will be more money for patients signed up with Health Care Homes, according to the Department of Health, despite claims the biggest Medicare reform in a generation is being done on the cheap.
23 November 2016

What you need to know about the biggest GP reform in a generation

One big question facing GPs is whether they will go home; namely, to the Health Care Homes promised by the Federal Government.
19 November 2016

GPs need MBS access under Health Care Homes, says RACGP

The RACGP says that GPs taking part in the Health Care Homes scheme must be able to claim MBS items for consults on top of annual practice payments.
10 November 2016

Limits to GP visits 'never on the table', says Sussan Ley

A proposal to limit miscellaneous GP visits for patients enrolled in the Health Care Homes trial to just five a year has been amended only days after it was announced.
09 November 2016