National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
 
GPs and health professionals have an important role in helping the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to determine whether a person meets the access requirements for the NDIS. 

Brisbane North PHN has launched a toolkit to support general practice to understand their role in supporting patients to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The toolkit provides practical information for GPs, including: 

  • the forms that GPs can be asked to complete and how to complete them, i.e. sample Access Request and Supporting evidence forms
  • examples of how to provide evidence of the patient’s functional impact across six areas: mobility, communication, social interaction, learning, self-care and self-management
  • a full list of conditions that do not require evidence under current NDIS guidelines
  • referral pathways for patients so they can find out more information about the NDIS and where to go for help.

Funded by North Brisbane Partners in Recovery and developed by Queenslanders with Disability Network, the toolkit is available for download at the following link:

Download the NDIS General Practice Toolkit (PDF - 4MB)

Resources

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has developed a series of resources about how the NDIS connects with mainstream services such as mental health, aged care, housing and employment. 

For more resources, including community resources, visit the NDIS Factsheets and publications website page.

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