Geir O'Rourke

Published Articles

Funeral parlour offers cash bonus to GPs who refer on terminally ill patients

The business says it will pay $300 for every lead that results in a burial or cremation.
15 February 2019

Nurse practitioner report provokes GP backlash

A high-profile GP’s name has been removed from the controversial report.
14 February 2019

Victory: Dr Kerryn Phelps' medivac bill to become law

The reform means doctors will have more power over medical transfers of asylum seekers in offshore detention.
13 February 2019

RACGP signs marketing deal with overseas software company

The college says it has entered a three-year contract to 'improve the products GPs use every day'.
12 February 2019

'Coercive' corporates should repay GPs' full Medicare debts, AMA says

The association argues doctors can be placed in a vulnerable position over their billings.
11 February 2019

'Confusing' mandatory reporting reform set for parliamentary vote

The reform recommended by a Queensland parliamentary committee has the AMA and College worried.
07 February 2019

GP facing $600k defamation suit after Facebook stoush

She publicly accused a rival doctor of stealing her ideas on Medicare billing.
07 February 2019

Nurse practitioners are back and want Medicare cash to do your job

An MBS review committee is calling for nurse practitioners to access care plans and urgent after-hours items.
06 February 2019

$1.79 per minute: the low point for GP consults

Medicare rebates plummet for longer consults, says the RACGP.
05 February 2019

Black Saturday 10 years on: A GP's love story emerges from the ashes

Dr Lachlan Fraser lost his house and his practice in the bushfires, but gained a wife and daughter in the aftermath.
01 February 2019