Published Articles

Chaperones proposed for harassed after-hours GPs

Hostile patients and their families are cause for concern
12 February 2018

Pay cut threat to home visits

Doctors say $45 per hour is ‘insulting’
27 July 2017

Reducing patient-facing hours

Why it’s a good thing
29 June 2017

Make 'urgent' after-hours items GP-only

MBS review says medical deputisers should be banned from claiming these
08 June 2017

Health minister wades into after-hours debate

He has issued a warning to those gaming the system
22 March 2017

Support for after-hours doctors beefed up

Mentors have been assigned to help them
29 July 2016

After-hours doctors left on their own

Many are reporting low levels of clinical support
27 July 2016

After-hours boom easing ED presentations

A national deputising service claims it has proof home visits are easing pressure on hospitals
07 April 2016

GP bemoans quality of applicants for $370K job

He can’t find any takers for package that includes three months' annual leave, no night or weekend work and a half share in the practice
01 March 2016

GPs want protection from aggressive patients

More than a quarter of doctors working after hours say they need to hire security staff
25 August 2015