GP telehealth scheme should stay, say MPs
Medicare telehealth items should be made permanent beyond the coronavirus pandemic period, but any changes shouldn't result in a diminishing of face-to-face GP services, a parliamentary committee says.
A cross-party committee looking at the future use of technology said in an interim report tabled last week that telehealth had been very successful as a means of increasing patient choice and control over their health services.
The service was especially important for rural and regional areas.
"It is important that any