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What doctor groups want from the aged-care probe

The RACGP is calling for the Royal Commission on Aged Care to shine a spotlight on government oversight of the sector, nurse staffing levels and barriers to GP access.

The college is demanding a wide-ranging inquiry by the royal commission, probably beyond the scope imagined by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his response to damning media coverage showing neglect and mistreatment of patients in aged care.

In a submission to the Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, the college says the inquiry should extend to the effectiveness of existing legislation to protect residents, the government’s financial arrangements and monitoring of outcomes, and the effect of corporate involvement in the aged-care sector.

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(Source: Medical Republic)

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