NDIS events popular with local GPs

Over 140 GPs have now attended information evenings hosted by the PHN in readiness for the National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout commencing in our region from 1 July 2018. 

Following on from a successful event in February 2018, over 60 GPs attended the PHN’s second NDIS Readiness Evening held at North Lakes on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

Focusing on how to access the scheme, the event presented an opportunity to gauge the level of awareness and understanding of the NDIS. It also highlighted the central role GPs play in supporting their patients requesting access to the scheme, and the need for ongoing practical information to help both GPs and patients understand the NDIS.

A speaker from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) introduced the NDIS and then the PHN facilitated a panel discussion including case study examples. The panel featured representatives from the NDIA, Queenslanders with Disability Network and the PHN.

For more information, visit www.brisbanenorthphn.org.au/page/health-professionals/ndis