RACGP pounces amid embarrassing e-health gaffe

THE RACGP has leapt on embarrassing revelations that e-health records have been set up for dead Australians to repeat its plea for the government to reconsider parts of the program affecting GPs.

The Department of Human Services has apologised after revelations that My Health records have been mistakenly set up for a "small number" of deceased people.

Media reports over the weekend quoted several people who had received letters informing them that records were being established for relatives who had died.

The department says the