Two-thirds of GPs disagree with wellbeing check

Two-thirds of the 150 GP respondents to the survey, conducted by Cegedim for MO, did not support the proposed emotional wellbeing check.

A quarter believed the screening would “lead to overdiagnosis and more pharmacological treatment of children”, while a third of respondents believed the proposal “was a good preventive health idea”. A further 41% said the $11 million scheme was a “waste of money”, as there was already ample opportunity to check kids’ health.

But Dr Michael Fasher, RACGP