Doctors give cool response to Labor's GP clinics plan

Under the election proposal urgent care centres would be set up in practices to ease pressure on EDs

Labor's big election pledge to roll out 50 urgent care centres through GP practices and community health centres to relieve pressure on EDs, has been given an ice-cool response from doctors. 

Mark Butler.

Under a $135 million trial lasting four years, they would be branded Medicare Urgent Care Clinics and treat patients for things like fractures, minor burns and abrasions.