Tuesday, September 15, 2009

GP Task Force Final Report


On 15 September 2009, the ACT Minister for Health, tabled the final report of the GP Taskforce in the ACT Legislative Assembly. The report is entitled General Practice and Sustainable Primary Health Care: The Way Forward and is available online (454kb Pdf)

The report presents the outcome of the ACT GP Taskforce’s debate and deliberation following consultation with a broad range of people and organisations

The final report provides the ACT Government with a range of recommendations that supports the provision of general practice and contribute to building a system of sustainable primary
health care for Canberra.

The Report covers issues including

  • Workforce Challenges such as workforce supply and better support for General Practice
  • Development of the non-medical workforce
  • Short and long term sustainability
  • Evolving service models
  • Access to primary care for Residential Aged Care Facilities
  • linking with Government's sustainable transport plan
  • Health Literacy and e-Health
  • Develop easy to read guidelines for the community and the profession on how to access health records


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