General Practice Facts
Who is your GP? General Practitioners/family doctors are specialists in their own right. A GP is trained to treat the whole person and to care for people of all ages, all walks of life, and with all types of medical issues and concerns.
Who is your GP?
General Practitioners - Australia's family doctors - are specialists in their own right. A GP is trained to treat the whole person and to care for people of all ages, all walks of life, and with all types of medical issues and concerns.
GPs are concerned about preventative health and are the best placed to advise about how to stay healthy and well. GPs have 10-15 years of formal education and training before they can practise independently as a GP. A strong GP-led primary health care system keeps people well and saves lives.
Facts about General Practice in Australia
In the 2015-16 year#:
GP training in 2015
#Data from GP Workforce Statistics, downloaded from Department of Health on 19 December 2017
*Data from Report on Government Services 2017 http://www.pc.gov.au/research/ongoing/report-on-government-services/2017/health/rogs-2017-volumee.pdf
! General practice activity in Australia 2015-16. H.Britt et al. University of Sydney, 2016
+ Practice Incentive Program Performance Audit Report No 5. 2010-11. National Audit Office 2010
: The Menzies-Nous Australian Health Survey 2012
& Australian Bureau of Statistics. Patient Experiences in Australia Survey 2016-17
$ Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Survey of Health Care, Australia, 2016
Published: 20 Dec 2017