Computer says no: GPs losing more autonomy

A proposal to make GPs use an app for guidance on whether imaging is required or not is preposterous, writes Dr Paul Muthiah

Little by little, general practice is having its autonomy chipped away. This time it is not another healthcare professional wanting to encroach on our scope of practice, but rather, our tools are being wrenched away.

access denied

When people ask me what the benefits of being a GP in Australia are compared with the UK where I worked before, the first thing that springs to mind is having readily available access to imaging.

In the UK, there’s a postcode lottery when it comes to imaging. For example, in London where I

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