RACGP: Governments must act to support future of Tasmanian general practice care

Royal Australian College of GPs

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has today urged the federal and Tasmanian governments to secure the future of general practice care so that all patients can access high-quality care regardless of their postcode.

It comes following RACGP CEO Mr Paul Wappett and the college’s Rural Chair Dr Michael Clements joining RACGP Tasmanian Chair Dr Tim Jackson and President of the Australian Medical Students Association Jasmine Davis on a visit to Hobart and communities in the south of the state including the John Street Medical Practice in Kingston, Ochre Health in Huonville, and the Cygnet Family Practice. They met with GPs, general practice teams and patients to discuss what is needed to ensure the long-term viability of Tasmanian general practice care ahead of the weekend’s Practice Owners National Conference in Hobart.

Mr Wappett said that the trip was an opportunity to

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