GPs slam govt's new aged care website

GPs are calling the Federal Government website for aged care referrals ‘unsafe’ and ‘insecure’, saying it is delaying help to some of Australia’s most vulnerable patients.

The MyAgedCare site, launched in July, was meant to make it easier for doctors and nurses to make referrals for aged care assessment team (ACAT) assessments and Home Care Packages.

But it has emerged that the site does not conform to national secure message delivery standards. It has been lambasted by doctors who claim its poor design makes the referral process more onerous than ever and