GPs 'undermined' in Bupa's pharmacist health check scheme

Patients will pay $42 a year for pharmacy health services, including pathology

A major private health fund is being accused of undermining GPs after it made a deal to fund “health benefit packages” in pharmacies.

Dr Tony Bartone
Dr Tony Bartone.

Private health insurer Bupa says it has begun offering members yearly pharmacy-based health checkups, including cholesterol and blood glucose tests, for a $42 annual subscription.

Under a partnership with major pharmacy chain Terry White, the annual subscription will also include two ‘pharmacist

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