Controversy over GP telehealth service

The launch of a new telehealth service that allows unknown patients to take part in direct video consultations with GPs has split the profession, with the RACGP warning that it could compromise patient safety.

The new service called skype2doctor was announced earlier this week by the company GP2U, which already offers patients Skype consultations with specialists inline with the federal government’s telehealth project.

The service offers online bookings, online GP consultations and online delivery of prescription medications in collaboration with Terry White Chemists. Patients also