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Initial Assessment and Referral - Decision Support Tool

Posted Friday 19 July 2024 | Northern Queensland PHN

The Initial Assessment and Referral-Decision Support Tool (IAR-DST) is an evidence-based tool developed to support general practitioners (GPs) and other Mental Health service providers to take a consistent, standardised, and evidence-informed approach to mental health referrals.

NQPHN invites Mental Health service providers, clinicians, and lived experience members to participate in training in the Department of Health and Aged Care’s initiative, the Initial Assessment and Referral-Decision Support Tool. This training introduces a decision framework to complement clinical judgment and assessment in supporting patients seeking mental health assistance.

This is a RACGP, AHPRA, and /or ACRRM-approved CPD activity.

GPs and GP Registrars may be eligible for a $300 reimbursement and 2 CPD Points upon successful completion of the training.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop your knowledge of the IAR-DST development process, including the principles underpinning the evidence-informed approach to stepped care in primary care.
  • Practice the skills to use the IAR-DST in a practical scenario.
  • Learn how to identify the Levels of Care and determine available regional services.

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