Patient information resource now available for those accessing the NDIS
Late last year Brisbane North PHN was proud to launch an information booklet designed to assist patients accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Patient Information Booklet: Accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme was launched at Changing Lives, Changing Communities in Caboolture, part of the Queensland Council of Social Services statewide series of events.
The booklet, funded by Partners in Recovery and developed by Queenslanders with Disability Network, was produced in conjunction with a resource for GPs, General Practice Toolkit: Understanding your role in the NDIS.
The booklet provides patients with information to prepare them for a GP visit to discuss the NDIS and complete their access request form.
The Patient Information Booklet discusses:
- how the NDIS supports people
- who is eligible for the NDIS
- outlines how the GPs can assist with access
- provides step-by-step guidance through the access process
- outlines the supporting evidence required
- offers a preparation guide and checklist for a visit to the GP.
Patient Information Booklet: Accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme is available to download here. GPs can download General Practice Toolkit: Understanding your role in the NDIS via the same link.
Limited hard copies of the booklet are available through Queenslanders with Disability Network.