The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has launched its annual health check-up on general practice, General Practice: Health of the Nation. RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon presented the report to Australia’s key healthcare decision-makers, including Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, Shadow Health Minister Chris Bowen and Greens leader Richard Di Natale, this morning at Parliament House. The report reveals there are many areas in which the nation’s primary healthcare system continues to thrive, while also highlighting areas of concern. “As a GP I know that keeping a person healthy isn’t always easy, and keeping a nation healthy is an incredibly complex task,” Dr Nespolon said. “GPs are on the frontline of our healthcare system and provide cradle-to-grave care for people right across Australia. “Almost 90% of the Australian population sees a GP at least once a year, with more than two million GP visits every week. Our […]