Leading GP takes on fight for practice nurse flu vax item

Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe has launched a 'last resort' online petition for a Medicare rule change after the Federal Government rejected an RACGP proposal
Professor Charlotte Hespe
Professor Charlotte Hespe.

A leading GP has taken on the fight to allow practice nurses to administer flu vaccines without a doctor needing to be present after the RACGP failed to negotiate a new Medicare item for the service.

Sydney GP Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe has set up a public petition urging the Federal Government to rethink its stance on letting practice nurses administer the immunisation on behalf of GPs.