Pharmacy Guild says GPs working 'turnstile operations' filling time-slots with easy patients

Investing in general practice would be a 'disaster' for the MBS budget, claims guild's NSW president

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has launched a stinging attack on GPs, accusing them of running “five-minute medicine, turnstile operations”.


As the nation’s politicians ramp up their undeclared federal election campaign, the guild seems to have begun a full-frontal war of words on general practice.

This week David Heffernan, the guild's NSW president, declared increasing investment in general practice would be a "disaster" for the MBS budget because it would encourage five-minute medicine.

"Gone are the days where