Sunday, June 14, 2009

Consumer Experiences and Expectations of General Practice in the ACT: A Snapshot 2009

The Health Care Consumers' Association (HCCA) is the peak consumer voice on health care in the ACT. Currently our organisation is supporting a consumer member of the ACT Government’s GP Task Force.

We want to know about your experiences and expectations of general practice in the ACT.

We have developed an on line survey so that we can get a better understanding of the consumer experiences and expectations of general practice in the ACT. We will use the results to advocate for consumers in the ACT. We will make the results of this survey publicly available and also share the results with the GP Task Force.

It will take about 10 minutes to complete the survey. Your responses are anonymous.

The GP Task Force was set up in April 2009 by the ACT Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher after several suburban general practices suddenly closed their doors. The ACT is suffering form a persistent shortage of general practitioners; we would need to recruit 60 full time GPs to satisfy demand. It is clear that we are not going to find 60 GPs overnight. The GP Task Force is investigating options and innovations for improving access to primary health care (ie, non hospital health care) in the ACT and will report back to the ACT Legislative Assembly in September.

If you wish to provide any documents which relate to the questions in this survey or which you consider may be of interest to HCCA, please send by either email (, fax (02 6290 1662) or by mail to:

GP Snapshot
Health Care Consumers' Association
PO Box 717

Take the survey now

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