Landmark compact with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

This agreement between the Australian Government and the RACGP sets out their shared principles and vision for a stronger Medicare and health system and their intended actions.


Strengthening Medicare: Agreement with the RACGP on behalf of general practitioners

Letter from Minister Hunt

Letter from RACGP

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With this agreement, the Government and the RACGP have committed to shared principles that support a stronger health system. These principles include being accountable for structural reform out to 2020–21.

The Government’s statement of intent recognises the important role of GPs in the health system. It also includes actions it will take on indexing the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

The RACGP’s statement of intent includes:

  • continuing to support and engage with the MBS review process
  • supporting long-term workforce reform
  • encouraging GPs to use My Health Record
  • improving quality in general practice

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