Title Have your say in Scope of Practice survey Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet NewsGP Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 18/09/23 Description The RACGP is asking members to contribute to its submission into a Federal Government review of Australia’s health workforce and its future...
Professor Mark Morgan, Chair of RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care previously told newsGP there are several areas in which GPs can play a larger role, and broad healthcare changes are needed for that to happen, such as this Scope of Practice review.
‘What GPs really need to enable them to work at full scope of practice are accessible, real-time sources of high-quality information and health pathways,’ he said.
‘A revisiting of those rebates for people working within general practice, so it doesn’t have to be the GP themselves, would be a very sensible way forward.’
Many of the college’s GPs agree with Professor Morgan, with 72% of respondents to a recent newsGP survey saying there is room to expand GPs’ scope of practice.
But Professor Morgan said it is not just GPs who can expand their scope and skills.
‘I would like to imagine that practice nurses and in-house non-dispensing pharmacists and others working as part of a GP team could take appropriate roles and expand their scope of practice to fulfil roles such as running childhood immunisation clinics, for example,’ he said.
Producer/Author Michelle Wisbey URL https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/professional/have-your-say-in-scope-of-practice-survey?utm_source=racgpnewsgpnewsletter&utm_campaign=newsgpedm&utm_medium=email Persons Mark Morgan