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Telephone-based psychiatry advice service for general practitioners

Stephanie E Bradstock, Andrew J Wilson, Matthew J Cullen and Katie L Barwell
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (2): 90.
Published online: 18 July 2005

To the Editor: GP-Psych Support is a national advice service on mental health management that links general practitioners (GPs) with psychiatrists by phone, fax or email within 24 hours. The service is federally funded through the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care Initiative, and began operating in March 2004.

  • Stephanie E Bradstock1
  • Andrew J Wilson2
  • Matthew J Cullen3
  • Katie L Barwell4

  • McKesson Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW.


Acknowledgements: 

The phone/fax arm of the GP-Psych Support service is delivered by Mckesson Asia-Pacific, Pty Ltd, and is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.

Competing interests:

The authors are employees of McKesson Asia-Pacific, Pty Ltd. The three psychiatrists have worked as clinicians on GP-Psych Support.

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