National Disability Insurance Scheme
NDIS readiness information evenings for GPs
- 6 February 2018 – Victoria Park, Herston
- May 2018 (TBC) – North Lakes
What information do I need to provide?
You may be asked by your patients to provide evidence of disability, including information on what the disability is, how long it will last and its impact on their life.
More specifically, you may be asked to:
- complete the ‘supporting evidence’ section (section F) of the NDIS Access Request Form
- document that your patient has or is likely to have a permanent disability
- provide copies of reports or assessments relevant to the diagnosis or condition that outline the extent of the functional impact of the disability.
What supporting evidence is required for NDIS access requests?
This section of the NDIS Access Request Form asks health professionals to provide information about the person’s:
- social interaction
When completing the supporting evidence section of the NDIS Access Request Form:
- focus on the disability that has the greatest impact on your patient’s life, as well as any other disabilities that affect them
- summarise the effect of disability on your patient’s day to day function—without support
- summarise or attach existing medical reports to help describe the diagnosis or condition and the impact of the disability on your patient’s function
- include information regarding treatments completed or planned, permanency of the impairment and the impacts the impairment has on your patient’s functional capacity
- provide as much information as possible to avoid delays to access due to further requests for information
- if your patient has a current service provider or disability support provider, ask your patient or their carer, whether these providers are better placed to provide information to support their access request.
Resources for health professionals
Visit the Factsheets and publications page of the NDIS website for full details of available resources for health professionals and patients.
- A GPs guide to the NDIS (PDF) – this resource explains the GP’s role in the NDIS, what the NDIS is and the process to apply for the NDIS
- A GP and Allied Health Professional’s guide to the NDIS (PDF) – this resource explains the GP and Allied Health Professional’s role in the NDIS, how to access NDIS, how NDIS and health system fit together, children in the NDIS, examples of patient summaries, billing for NDIS appointments
- Factsheets about interface with mainstream services – fact sheets on how the NDIS interfaces with mainstream services and what the NDIS will fund in relation to a range of areas, including mental health, aged care, housing, employment, family support and education.
- Completing the access process for the NDIS: Tips for Communicating about Psychosocial Disability (PDF) – this resource explains the link between psychosocial symptoms, functional impact and supports
- NDIS glossary (PDF) – updated February 2017