GPs to refer to pharmacists under new wound-care plan

The RACGP insists that any referral should be based on a doctor's clinical judgement

GPs could be forced to refer patients with unhealed wounds to specially trained pharmacists and nurses for management, under a scheme proposed by an MBS review committee.

Dressing wound

When the MBS Review Taskforce’s wound management working group published its draft report last year, the headline recommendation was to end the ban on charging for bandages in bulk-billed consultations.

The idea was welcomed by the AMA and RACGP, which both argued