Govt launches review of GP referrals under the Better Access scheme

It follows claims by the Productivity Commission two years ago that evidence the scheme had benefited patients was limited

The Federal Government will review whether GP referrals under the Better Access scheme are necessary, with a leading mental health academic declaring it is time for a major overhaul.

Professor Ian Hickie
Professor Ian Hickie.

Established more than 15 years ago, Better Access is a major funding stream for GP mental health care, with 1.3 million Mental Health Treatment Plans being

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