Primary plans more medical centres

Primary Health Care says a "significant proportion" of its revenue from medical centres is coming from non-GP services, after revealing a $400 million pre-tax profit for the past financial year.

Announcing the figures on Wednesday, managing director Dr Ed Bateman (pictured) also said that the company would expand the number of medical centres - probably by up to eight - from the middle of 2016.

"A significant proportion of Primary's revenue within our mature, large-scale medical centres is now derived from non-GP services and our strategy is to continue to build our capabilities," he said in a statement.

"We continue to back-fill existing centres [with GPs and allied health professionals], but are also now turning out attention to the