New ‘specialty’ GP heart clinic opens

Tim Dugan
Heart GP founder Tim Dugan.

A GP clinic focused purely on cardiovascular health has opened in Sydney, promising patients faster turnaround on investigations and referrals to cardiologists.

Staffed by six part-time doctors, Heart GP opened weeks before a News Corp and National Heart Foundation of Australia campaign for new Medicare funding for GP heart checks — which resulted in the Federal Government rolling out a new $170 million MBS item.