Nurse practitioner report provokes GP backlash

A high-profile GP’s name has been removed from the controversial report

A prominent GP on the MBS Review Taskforce committee calling for nurse practitioners to access MBS care plan items and prescribe independently of doctors has had his name removed from its expert report.


The report has provoked a stormy backlash after it declared the restrictions on Medicare were stopping patients from choosing to see a nurse instead of a GP.

Critically, it also called for the dismantling of current Medicare requirements that nurses draw up a formal agreement on their scope of practice with