Doctors say 'no' to the $155 nurse-led consult

The ACT government wants to double the number of nurse-led walk-in clinics

The ACT government is being urged to abandon plans to double the number of its controversial nurse-led walk-in clinics, where a patient presentation has been costing around $155 each.

It comes after territory's Chief Minister Andrew Barr pledged five more clinics run by nurse practitioners would be rolled out from next year if his government is returned to power in the October election.

He said the clinics will focus on prevention, early interventions and co-ordinate care for people with chronic illness, with