Telehealth scheme lets GPs set own fees

A new player spruiking pay-by-the-minute GP phone consults has entered the telehealth market.

TeleConsult, launched this week, is described by its founders as “the world’s first pay-as-you-go real-time, electronic consulting platform”.  

It offers consultations via landlines, smartphones, tablets or desktop computers and a video option is to be added soon.

The start-up, which is in talks with a GP corporate over a partnership deal, is the brainchild of Sydney respiratory physician Dr Jonathan Rutland, who says he