Let all GPs diagnose and treat ADHD to end ‘postcode lottery’: RACGP

The RACGP says inconsistent rules between states and territories are detrimental to patients.
Sarah Simpkins
Dr Nicole Higgins.

Allowing GPs to diagnose and initiate medications for ADHD would stop patients languishing on psychiatry waitlists and save them hundreds of dollars in specialist fees, the RACGP says.

Patients would also benefit from nationally consistent rules on ADHD management that include GPs on the list of clinicians authorised to prescribe stimulant medications, according to the college.