After-hours providers banned from advertising to patients

After-hours providers have been told to stop marketing their services directly to patients or face losing their rights to employ non-VR doctors.

Some medical deputising corporates have been criticised for fuelling inappropriate demand for after-hours call-outs by running online advertising and sending SMS messages to potential patients during weekends and public holidays.

Last year, one audacious corporate gave 10,000 patients tickets for a night at the Queensland theme park Dreamworld.

But as part of its continued crackdown on the after-hours industry