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newsGP weekly poll: Help us help Australia’s GPs

Each week, newsGP will canvas GP views on a range of topics, from hot button medical issues to the way the college engages with membership.

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With Australia’s health ministers approving changes to the Medical Board of Australia’s CPD registration standard, newsGP asks what GPs think.

newsGP weekly poll Are you happy with the incoming changes to CPD?

newsGP weekly poll 26 July – 2 August 2021 (Votes: 2526)
newsGP weekly poll Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19? The poll is closed.
I am, as is the rest of our practice
 
37%
I am, but some of my colleagues aren’t
 
26%
I’ve received one dose
 
22%
No one in my practice is
 
14%


newsGP weekly poll 19–26 July 2021 (Votes: 896)
newsGP weekly poll Have mandatory reporting laws ever dissuaded you from seeking mental health support? The poll is closed.
Yes
 
52%
No
 
16%
No (WA-based)
 
2%
I haven’t needed any
 
28%


newsGP weekly poll 12–19 July 2021 (Votes: 1154)
newsGP weekly poll Have you been fit-tested for a P2/N95 mask yet? The poll is closed.
Yes, every GP in my practice has
 
3%
Yes, but some colleagues have not
 
2%
No, but fit-testing has been scheduled
 
0%
No and fit-testing has not been scheduled
 
93%


newsGP weekly poll 5–12 July 2021 (Votes: 313) 
newsGP weekly poll Does your practice have a reconciliation action plan? The poll is closed.
Yes
 
8%
No, but we would consider it
 
24%
No, and unlikely to consider it
 
60%
I work in an ACCHO or AMS
 
6%


newsGP weekly poll 28 June – 5 July 2021 (Votes: 1258) 
newsGP weekly poll What will attract more medical graduates to general practice? The poll is closed.
Increased remuneration
 
79%
Less paperwork
 
7%
Access to paid leave
 
6%
Greater exposure to primary care
 
6%


newsGP weekly poll 21–28 June 2021 (Votes: 659) 
newsGP weekly poll What is the main barrier to conducting video-based telehealth? The poll is closed.
Practice infrastructure
 
32%
Technical issues
 
25%
Patient preference
 
33%
Lack of training/experience
 
8%


newsGP weekly poll 14–21 June 2021 (Votes: 883)
newsGP weekly poll Do you support disease-specific MBS item numbers? The poll is closed.
No – this fragments care
 
59%
No – for other reasons
 
15%
Yes – for specific patient needs
 
5%
Yes – with appropriate rebates
 
19%


newsGP weekly poll 7–14 June 2021 (Votes: 993) 
newsGP weekly poll As a GP, what are you most concerned about professionally? The poll is closed.
Work–life balance
 
45%
MBS compliance
 
17%
Lack of resources
 
13%
Vexatious complaints
 
24%


newsGP poll 31 May – 7 June 2021 (Votes: 1420) 
newsGP weekly poll What is the largest challenge impacting the COVID vaccine rollout? The poll is closed.
Vaccine hesitancy
 
69%
Limited number of doses
 
21%
Inconsistent supply of consumables
 
3%
Lack of MBS support
 
4%


newsGP poll 24–31 May 2021 (Votes: 667) 
newsGP weekly poll Would you access professional indemnity insurance through the RACGP? The poll is closed.
Yes, very likely
 
23%
Yes, somewhat likely
 
16%
No, very unlikely
 
41%
No, somewhat unlikely
 
18%


newsGP poll 17–24 May 2021 (Votes: 1048) 
newsGP weekly poll What is the main priority for GPs over the next 12 months? The poll is closed.
Completing the COVID-19 vaccine rollout
 
26%
Finding a permanent solution for telehealth
 
7%
More funding to better support primary care
 
18%
Avoiding burnout
 
48%