Leading GP says after-hours industry entering 'death spiral'

It comes as a leading provider announces more branch closures

This story has been updated, see footnote.

Dr Nathan Pinskier
Dr Nathan Pinskier.

After-hours GP deputising is entering a “death spiral”, as rebate cuts, a recruitment crisis and growing competition from telehealth hit the viability of services, a leading industry figure has warned.

It comes as Sonic Healthcare’s deputising arm, DoctorDoctor, announced it was