Website offers repeat referrals and sick notes

An internet start-up is offering patients repeat referrals and sick notes after a five-minute Skype call with a GP. 

But the new website has attracted the ire of the RACGP, which has warned doctors against taking part in the service. 

The Medical Certificate website, which launched last month, is selling the one-off consultations for $29, through which patients can secure repeat referrals for ongoing specialist treatment or medical certificates