Let GPs charge a fee on bulk-billed consults to end funding crisis, says next RACGP president

'In a modern age, how does the current system even make sense?'

The RACGP’s president-elect says he will push for GPs to be allowed to charge a fee on top of bulk-billed consults.

Harry Nespolon
Credit: RACGP

Dr Harry Nespolon, who will take charge of the college from October, has pledged to lobby the government to change the law so patients will no longer have to wait for Medicare rebates after being privately billed.

“Rather than telling a patient to hand over $42 and then wait to claim the