BEACH to investigate GPs' unpaid work

Associate Professor Helena Britt, director of Sydney Medical School’s Family Medical Research Centre, which runs BEACH, said she made the change after GPs accused the government of downplaying the time they spent on patient care to justify cuts to mental health MBS rebates in last year's federal budget.

From November last year, the government slashed rebates for Better Access GP mental health visits almost in half, claiming the average Better Access consultation ran just 28 minutes even though it attracted a higher rebate