Antony Scholefield


Antony is a medical reporter with a special interest in technology and pharmacy.

Published Articles

After-hours GP claimed 'urgent' rebates for treating sore throats

An after-hours doctor will have to pay back more than $384,000 in rebates after claiming ‘urgent’ MBS items for treating blocked noses, sore throats and coughs
15 June 2018

Bureaucratic bungle behind vaccine billing fears

A decree that GPs should not claim consultation items when providing vaccinations under the National Immunisation Program was a bungle by the Department of Human Services, the AMA says
12 June 2018

Apparent MBS ban for NIP vaccinations threatens turmoil

A Federal Government decree that GPs should not be claiming consultation items when providing vaccinations under the National Immunisation Program is causing alarm among doctors
08 June 2018

Doctor with cystic fibrosis dies after hospital failure

A “remarkable and inspiring” doctor with cystic fibrosis died aged 27 after a hospital registrar missed signs his condition was deteriorating, a coroner has found
07 June 2018

Bid to give police access to real-time S8 script data

Patient information contained in the upcoming national real-time script monitoring system would be handed to police investigators under a proposal from the criminal intelligence agency.
06 June 2018

'Failed policy': Doctors slam proposed PPI restrictions

Repeat PPI scripts for gastro-oesphageal reflux disease should be restricted to the lowest doses unless the condition is confirmed by endoscopy, says the PBAC.
30 May 2018