Queensland govt tells GPs to do less telehealth

Its chief health officer says doctors should 'get back' to seeing patients face-to-face

Queensland's chief health officer has written to the state’s GPs telling them to reduce telehealth consults, saying it was now necessary to "get back" to seeing patients face-to-face, including those with respiratory symptoms.

Dr Jeannette Young.

While acknowledging telehealth fulfilled an “essential need”, Dr Jeannette Young said face-to-face consults would build community confidence in the