Dear Doctors

I would like to extend a warm invitation to you to join 13SICK, National Home Doctor Service, to practise urgent care medicine in the after hours. It may not be something you’ve thought of doing, but I think you’d be surprised at how enjoyable it is. I have practised as an after hours doctor for 30 years now, and I still enjoy the variety of cases, and the challenge of providing care for acute conditions. It is amazing how grateful patients are when you visit them in the after hours. It proves to me time and time again that we are meeting a real need in the community. We are also relieving pressure on hospital EDs, and supporting the family GP in the after hours.

Our reputation as Australia’s leading medical deputising service is backed by our stringent clinical governance, state-of-the-art IT systems and continuous monitoring through patient feedback.

I hope you will take up the invitation to join us and experience home visits.  I’m sure you will find it very rewarding. Please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated team at or 1300 643 737 if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Dr Umberto Russo MBBS, FRACGP
Chief Medical Officer, National Home Doctor Service