'On a knife's edge': GPs battle their own workforce shortages due to COVID-19

Dr Maria Boulton says some staff have been turned away from testing sites and waited days for their results

With Australia facing record numbers of COVID-19 cases, GP practices say they are cracking under the pressure to care for patients and administer vaccines.  

Dr Maria Boulton
Dr Maria Boulton.

Dr Maria Boulton has lost three doctors to isolation and half her reception staff in the past fortnight at her practice in Brisbane.  

“We had a doctor who woke up with a scratchy throat last week;