It’s all about the patient
In this week’s issue of Australian Medicine, AMA Council of General Practice Chair, Dr Richard Kidd, discusses his passion for general practice and what makes it so rewarding.
Among other things, Dr Kidd writes about his advocacy for refugee health and his commitment to teaching. He also describes his drive for continuous quality improvement and for the delivery of quality health care that is accessible by all Australians. He highlights the importance of substantial investment in general practice to deliver even more effective, high quality and cost efficient care, resulting in better patient outcomes and significant overall savings to the health system.
Also in this week’s issue:
- AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon writes that primary care must be a primary priority
- AMA Vice President, Dr Tony Bartone, describes developments on the My Health Record front, and stresses the importance of GP consultation.
- A news article discusses the Government’s need to gain GP goodwill by unravelling the Medicare rebate freeze and providing adequate funding for enhanced patient services to secure the success of the Health Care Home trial.