The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has put forward its budget requests to the federal government, saying reform could save money and time.
Longer scripts will make GP visits cheaper: doctors
Medicines must be cheaper and easier to access so doctors have more time for their patients, the peak body for GPs says.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners on Monday issued its call to the federal government, saying the May budget was an opportunity to act on much-needed reforms.
Those changes included extending the length of prescriptions and allowing a larger supply of medicines to be prescribed in one go.
A two-month supply would halve dispensing fees which already cost taxpayers $1.67 billion in 2021-22, college president Nicole Higgins said.