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Submission: ACT Legislative Assembly Select Committee on Cost of Living Pressures in the ACT

Published: 2023

We recommend that the Select Committee consider, in relation to health, healthcare and current cost of living pressures in the ACT:
  • Recognising and considering how to address the close link between health, health care and the impact of the social determinants of health.
  • Making more effective use of Walk-In Centres as part of provision of primary care in the ACT.
  • Increasing the role of community pharmacy in supporting primary care, through supporting increased scope of practice.
  • Exempting General Practice from payroll tax for a period of time, to reduce the cost burden on consumers and allow time for implementation of national primary care reforms.
  • Expanding the use of virtual care across our health care system, particularly in public health care services, to increase access, reduce travel time and costs related to attending health care appointments.
  • Improving systems for public health service waiting lists for elective surgery and outpatient clinics to support efficiency, service access and availability, and health outcomes for consumers.

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