College lists new after-hours duties

More details of the new after -hours duties facing accredited GP practices have been released by the RACGP.

Under the changes announced last month the college said accredited practices will only have to make patients aware of the "arrangements in place" for after-hours services — rather than having formal arrangements in place to ensure they can access those services.

It comes amid the recent scrapping of after-hours PIP payments to practices — worth around $60 million a year — and the money being rerouted to Medicare Locals, who are tasked with planning and