Push for GP access to stimulant prescribing for children
GPs should be able to access appropriate paediatric mental health training including for initiating scripts for ADHD regardless of the state in which they live, a doctor says.
GP Dr Scott Parsons worked in Queensland for 15 years, where he initiated and managed children as young as six on ADHD medication under state regulations.
But after moving to Victoria, he’s had to refer his patients to paediatricians and child psychiatrists to receive pharmacological treatment.
“I would like to see the regulations changed in Victoria in line