General Practice has many voices which, in some ways, is valuable because general practice is heterogenous.
We are now approaching a period of great change and health system redesign. We know that primary care is effective, efficient and ubiquitous and must remain as the focal point of any future health system redesign.
Our multivariate voice has made it easy to ignore the GP input into the redesign and that is before we get to the patient voice.
In presenting a unified voice we can address the diverse needs of the primary care workforce and our patients, to remain at the head of the OECD pack for important health measures and deliver this care at an affordable price for all Australians.