Govt flags rollout of GP-led COVID-19 clinics

Professor Brendan Murphy says primary care clinics will likely be needed to ease pressure on hospitals

Governments could soon begin setting up dedicated coronavirus clinics around Australia to manage a predicted surge in cases, the federal Chief Medical Officer says.

CMO Brendan Murphy
CMO Brendan Murphy.

Professor Brendan Murphy says a network of GP or nurse-led clinics will “probably” be created in coming weeks to ensure as many patients with COVID-19 as possible can be cared for outside the hospital system.

He made the