Behind the news – Better Access cuts
Mr Simon James
CEO, Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local
DUE to ongoing overwhelming demand, the ATAPS program continues to exceed funding capacity.
As such, effective immediately, Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local (GMSBML) will not be accepting referrals or reviews for a four-week period while we assess demand impact. GMSBML will provide further advice at the end of this period.
We ask that general practitioners consider all alternative options for patients requiring mental health