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Telehealth services expanded to all patients

The Federal Government, AMA and RACGP have announced that telehealth services will be extended to all patients, with or without COVID-19, to see any general practitioner or medical specialist during the COVID-19 health emergency. The details will be developed during this week.

23 MAR 2020

AMA Federal Council COVID-19 Communique


The AMA Federal Council recently released an important COVID-19 Communiqué.

Recognising that Australian Governments, advised by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), have been working to respond to the escalation of COVID-19 in Australia, and that many announced measures, particularly expanded use of medical telehealth services, are yet to be fully optimised, the AMA believes the next stage of responding to COVID-19 requires strong medical leadership.

18 MAR 2020