Mental Health Transition
As you may be aware, funding for mental health services is changing.
The new approach to funding will allow consumers to access the most appropriate care based on their individual situation via a more streamlined process.
While the services that consumers have traditionally had access to will remain, the changes to funding will mean the way these services are accessed and what these services are called may be different.
As a PHN, we are committed to ensuring our community has access to the right care, at the right time, and in the right place.
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To assist GPs and service providers navigate through the transition period, we have put together a Transition Timeline. The timeline outlines the upcoming key dates to equip you with the necessary information to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.
See below for the latest updates and announcements in relation to the Mental Health Transition.
14 August 2018 - New E-Referral tool for Mental Health programs
Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN is introducing a new web-based portal for GPs to simplify and support the referral and management of their patients requiring Mental Health services through PHN-commissioned providers.
27 July 2018 - Mental health transition update
Commissioning for Targeted Psychological Therapies and the Health Service Navigators is now being finalised with contract negotiations underway. We look forward to sharing more information with you about the successful applicants in the following weeks.
9 May 2018 - Mental health tendering update
New tenders have been released for mental health services to be delivered within the stepped care approach. Tender opportunities exist for Targeted Psychological Therapies, Mental Health Nurse Care and Health Service Navigators.