After-hours GP services 'facing annihilation' as patients turn to telehealth

Industry leader Dr Nathan Pinskier says the future is bleak

Australia’s after-hours GP services are “doomed” to fail and most will be gone in five years’ time, one of the sector’s top GPs is warning.

Nathan Pinskier
Dr Nathan Pinskier.

Dr Nathan Pinskier says Medicare-funded telehealth is to blame as demand for after-hours home visits slumps as patients turn to phone and video consults.

“The new telehealth items are looking like