Telstra invites AMA to tour telehealth site

Telstra has invited the AMA to tour its controversial GP hotline facility following claims the company is setting up in competition with GPs.

The 24/7 service, known as ReadyCare, allows patients to consult a GP on a video or telephone call for a fee of $69 plus GST.

There are concerns that doctors staffing the service will initiate scripts to patients following just one phone call.

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But ReadyCare’s chief