Provision of general practitioner and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australians - Interim Report

April 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-389-0

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Terms of Reference


List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Primary health services in Australia
  Policy levers
  Previous inquiries and reports
  Report structure
  Conduct of inquiry

Chapter 2—Key issues regarding policies to distribute the primary health workforce

  Division of federal and state responsibility for primary health
  Geographic classification systems
  Policies aimed at improving the distribution of the primary health workforce
  Location restricted practice
  Medicare rebate freeze
  Committee view

Chapter 3—Why would you decide to be a GP?

  Prevocational medical education and training
  Vocational training – becoming a general practitioner
  Other factors influencing career choice
  Committee view

Chapter 4—The impact on communities

  The impacts of the maldistribution of primary health care
  The impacts of COVID-19
  Scope of practice and a network of primary health professionals
  Committee view

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public Hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515