Doctors have lost the battle over pharmacist prescribing and diagnosing, says top GP

Dr Bruce Willett says political pressures to increase access to primary care are driving the agenda.
Sarah Simpkins

High-profile GP Dr Bruce Willett has warned that governments seem set on allowing pharmacists and nurse practitioners to “virtually operate as GPs in the very near future”. 

“I don’t think the majority of our GPs and people working in the health industry do have a clear sense of how likely this is,” the former RACGP vice-president tells 6minutes.