Muddled advice to GPs on coronavirus sparks calls for a national system for disease control

Patients will be at risk of future pandemics unless problems are fixed, claims Dr Nespolon

Confused, fragmented and constantly changing advice issued to GPs dealing with patients with suspected coronavirus has led to fresh demands for a national system for infectious disease outbreaks.

Dr Harry Nespolon
Dr Harry Nespolon.

State, territory and federal health agencies have provided conflicting guidance on SARS-Cov-2 (formerly 2019-nCov) ranging from whether patients should be tested in GP clinics to what