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AMA Red Tape Survey

The AMA has estimated that halving the amount of Government red tape confronted by GPs each week would free up approximately 7.4 million extra general practice consultations every year, which would dramatically improve patient access to health care.

ABS Patient Survey

At least 80% of people felt their health professional always or often spent enough time with them, listened carefully to them and had shown them respect according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

More GPs in the Pipeline

The Commonwealth is well on the way to doubling the number of GPs commencing training according to a new report.

E Health Records Legislation Introduced

The Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, today introduced legislation into Parliament to introduce Australia‟s national eHealth records system, with the rollout starting from July 2012.

Cancer Council Queensland Applauds Election Promise on Travel Subsidies

Survival hopes for regional cancer patients have been raised today, following the announcement by Campbell Newman that an LNP Government would increase subsidies for regional patients who travel to the city for treatment.

Minister Roxon Speech to AGPN Forum

We are now at the stage of implementing the next step in primary care reform - building on the achievements of Divisions of General Practice and developing them into Medicare Locals.

Grants for GP Clinics

More and more patients around the country will see services expand at their local GP clinics as a result of a $54 million investment in frontline medical services by the Commonwealth Government.

2012 Ramus Scholarships

Applications are now open for the Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme, funded by the Australian Government and designed to encourage medical students with a rural background to pursue a medical career in rural, regional or remote Australia.

Rural and Regional Health Australia

Australians living in rural, regional and remote parts of the country will have better access to information about local Commonwealth health care services and have a strong voice on funding priorities following the creation of Rural and Regional Health Australia today.

More Headspace Sites Announced

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the further expansion of the successful headspace program with 15 new sites and two outpost sites to be set up across Australia.

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