Successful GP after-hours iPhone app launched

The free 'GP After Hours’ app shows users the location of the nearest after-hours GP clinic to them on a map and then view opening hours and contact information.

WA Health Minister Dr Kim Hames said since its launch the number of GP practices offering after-hours services in the state had risen from 47 to 68 and had significantly improved patient access to care.

This included healthcare services to marginalised groups in areas of demonstrated need as well as care for urgent unplanned medical need he added.