PSR ‘may waive’ 80/20 rule during pandemic

The watchdog says two clinics have raised concerns that they might breach the rule due to a spike in patients.
Professor Julie Quinlivan.

Doctors who breach the 80/20 rule because of an influx in coronavirus consultations won’t get into trouble if they have otherwise followed the rules, the Professional Services Review says.

Currently, the Department of Health automatically refers every GP who provides more than 80 services in 20 or more days in a 12-month period to the PSR for investigation.