Push for return to after-hours PIP

Doctor groups have called for a return to Practice Incentives Program payments for GP after-hours services in an effort to wrest payments back from Medicare Locals and the incoming Primary Health Networks.

GPs should be funded directly for after-hours care, the RACGP, RDAA and AMA argued in separate submissions to Health Minister Peter Dutton's review of out-of-hours care.

The review is being led by former RACGP chair