Transitioning clozapine patients to GP care

From reminder phone calls to frequent follow-ups, psychiatric patients who are taking clozapine in the public system tend to be closely monitored to help them stay on track. 

“We ring them all the time,” says Sacha Filia, a research fellow at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, who is the lead author of a study looking at the barriers to transitioning patients on clozapine out of the public system.

“If someone misses an appointment, we’ll ring to reschedule and make sure they’re okay –