Future focused primary health care: Australia’s Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan 2022-2032

The George Institute for Global Health welcomes the opportunity to make submissions in relation to Australia’s Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan 2022-2032.

The two submissions were made in July and November 2021.

We believe primary health care should be at the heart of the Australian health system. It needs to be of high value, integrated, equitable and patient-centred. It should be readily available and accessible for people across their life course, responding to acute needs at critical life stages and proactive in the intervening periods to promote health and well-being.

In Australia there is a growing burden on individuals in the health system with chronic conditions, with many conditions largely preventable. The George Institute believes a business-as-usual approach to primary health care is not an option for the future, and have made recommendations to maximise opportunities to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals, their families and communities.

To read our full submissions, please download the enclosed two documents.