What is specialist general practice?

Specialist general practice is whole person care, characterised by the provision of person centred, continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals and families in their communities. As a relationship based discipline, general practice seeks to build health, wellbeing and resilience through a continuing patient‐doctor relationship of trust, clinical acumen, the application of best available evidence in the unique context of each consultation, and planned coordination of clinical teamwork, resources and services. The patient’s needs, values and desired health outcomes always remain central to the general practitioner’s evaluation and management processes.