As always, Edwin, you’re building bridges 👍🏼
Debbie Rigby is also worth her weight in gold!
Last week a state Pharmacy Guild president made a few negative comments about general practice. I thought it was neither here nor there, but what happened next was interesting.
I could not find the original column (admittedly I didn’t look very hard) so I can’t verify his exact words but apparently, he said that increased funding for GPs will only incentivise five-minute ‘turnstile’ medicine.
Most GPs would not have read or been aware of the column until, on the eighth of February, Australian Doctor Magazine, owned by the Australian Doctor Group (ADG), posted an article on their website titled “Pharmacy Guild says GPs working ‘turnstile operations’ filling time-slots with easy patients.”
Then all hell broke loose. There were 170 comments on the article of mostly angry GPs.
A few days later, on the eleventh of February, Pharmacy News published this piece: “Guild takes aim at GPs who favour…
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