GP Psych Support gets a makeover

The RACGP's GP Psych Support online advisory service has added improved usability features and a simple registration process using QI&CPD website login details in a recent revamp.

GP Psych Support is an advisory service for GPs needing specialist guidance from a psychiatrist within 24 hours to manage the mental health issues of patients in their care.

GPs with RACGP gplearning/QI&CPD website login details will be able to log in to GP Psych Support using the same log in details. Non-members of the college can still use the service, but must have their identity as a GP verified before using the service.

GPs submit enquiries to a psychiatrist and receive advice on patient mental health matters via their choice of phone, fax or secure website.

When submitting an enquiry, GPs are required to nominate their preferred method of receiving a psychiatrist’s response; phone, fax or secure website. Regardless of the preference, a psychiatrist will provide a comprehensive, evidence-based response within 24 hours.

Advice covers perinatal, child and adolescent, drug and alcohol, general adult, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and older adult psychiatry.

The chairman of the GP Psych Support advisory group, Morton Rawlin, said the support includes specialist advice on particular mental health matters from medication issues to general patient management advice.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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