GPs needing coronavirus tests face excessive delays, says former AMA president

Dr Kerryn Phelps says her colleague was told it would take five days to be tested for SARS-CoV-2

There are calls for GPs to be given fast-tracked access to COVID-19 testing amid concerns doctors will be forced into unnecessary self-isolation because of delays in finding out if they have been infected.

Dr Kerryn Phelps.
Dr Kerryn Phelps.

The issue is being flagged by former AMA president Dr Kerryn Phelps, who says a GP colleague was told they would have to wait five days before being tested