AMA Family Doctor Week
The week is aimed at highlighting the role of GPs – our family doctors – and their value to the community and the health system as they deliver high-quality holistic health care.
Family Doctor Week will run from Sunday 22 July to Saturday 28 July 2018. The theme for this year’s event is Your family doctor: here for you.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says Australia has one of the best health systems in the world. Its strength stems from general practice and the pivotal role of the general practitioner. GPs are the first port of call when Australian feel unwell, and GPs manage 90 per cent of the problems they encounter.
Australians already know the benefits of having a regular family doctor, with 83 per cent of the population visiting a GP at least once a year. Ninety three per cent of Australians return to same practice, and 78 per cent of patients have a preferred usual GP. GPs are also the most used and trusted source of child health information.
We would like to acknowledge our great team of doctors for the role they play in keeping our patients healthy and their ongoing commitment to our practice.