Not happy? Last few days to tell the college why

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This weekend is the last chance you’ll have to take the RACGP’s Health of the Nation survey and have some input on ‘a really big year’.

Next year may be one of the most important years in the history of the profession, says RACGP president Dr Nicole Higgins. 

“2025 is when a lot of contracts for many of the GP organisations come up, it is going to be an election year and all of the reviews into general practice and primary care will finish at the end of the year,” she told TMR today, during a briefing ahead of our Burning GP summit where she is a keynote speaker and panellist.  

“Next year is going to be a really big year.” 

Indeed, 2025 seems to be stacked with deadlines for reviews to be completed into the sector and major contracts to be renewed. These include: 

  • Scope of practice review 
  • RACGP training contract with the federal government (already? Seems like yesterday they started this new era) 
  • GPSA and GPRA contract renewals 
  • After-hours review  
  • State-based CPD changes directed mainly at non-GP specialists but which are likely to significantly affect general practice  
  • Elements of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce review yet to be implemented  
  • Renewal of the National Health Reform Agreement from 2026-30 

To name a few. 

“With so many burning fires around general practice, there has never been a more critical time to advocate for the GP profession,” Dr Higgins said. 

Given the unique confluence of reviews and issues next year, she wants to  encourage any members who have not yet completed the college’s annual Health of the Nation Survey, to take their last chance over this weekend to have their say. 

“We’re stronger when we advocate together and now is the time to activate our membership to amplify our voice.” 

Speaking of “burning fires”, the Burning GP Summit will be held at the Mantra on Salt Beach at Kingscliff, northern NSW, on 14-15 June. The summit is taking a lateral look at a lot of issues facing GPs today in the light of rapidly changing technology and government policy and asking what the near future looks like for the profession.  

Use this promo code to get a 15% discount off any ticket combination over this weekend only: BGPNH15 

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