After-hours care crackdown

THE government has vowed to expand front-line services for after-hours primary care, while signalling a crackdown on outfits milking the system.

As of July, it will scrap the $42 million after-hours GP helpline and bring back after-hours PIP payments for GPs.

“The new after-hours arrangements aim to achieve additional front-line services, improve access for all Australians to after-hours primary healthcare and will address any gaps in after-hours service provision that may arise as a result of the ceasing of the