Deaths prompt push for psychotropic medication alerts in GP software

The recommendation follows an inquest into the death of a three-year-old at the hands of her mother during a psychotic episode

A coroner has called for ‘red flag’ alerts to be added to GP practice software to prompt more assertive follow-up of patients taking psychotropic medication, after the deaths of a Melbourne mother and daughter.

The recommendation follows the inquest into the death of three-year-old Aziza Beck at the hands of her mother, Aisha Beck, in 2017.

Mrs Beck, who had been diagnosed with brief psychotic disorder – abrupt onset, shot her daughter before turning the firearm on herself.