GPs report rise in patient demand

Brisbane-based Dr Maria Boulton says her practice is busier than ever, despite three new GPs on staff.
Dr Maria Boulton
Dr Maria Boulton.

GPs in southern Queensland are experiencing a surge in demand, with some practices struggling to cope with 30% more patients than in pre-coronavirus times. 

Brisbane GP Dr Maria Boulton says practices around Australia could be going through a similar increase, with mental health presentations a major cause of the upswing.