Should skin clinic GPs be called GPs?

GPs working in skin cancer clinics have hit back at claims they have opted out of general practice.

The row about the clinics has blown up following the RACGP's warning that they fragment care and cream off profits.

But Dr Richard Johns, director of Skin Cancer College Australasia, rejected suggestions doctors that focus on skin care had opted out of the general practice specialty.

He said the RACGP was simply attacking GPs with special interests.

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