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Last month the UK announced it was closing its State-run gender identity clinic, Travistock, citing the program was “not a safe or viable long-term option” for young people grappling with gender identity. What does this mean for Australian transgender youth and...
The settlement gives psychiatrists broad rights to disclose the terms (other than prices) of BCPP and other agreements to their patients, NAPP, RMSANZ, the AMA or other relevant professional bodies and their Medical Defence Organisations or other professional advisers.
Stronger protection for patients and doctors secured in additional conditions on medical buying group arrangements
I am pleased to announce you that a legally binding agreement has been reached with Honeysuckle Health, which reinforces strong protections for doctors and patients for specialist services
The National Association of Practising Psychiatrists (NAPP) calls on Health Minister Mark Butler MP, Assistant Minister for Mental Health Emma McBride MP and the Department of Health to urgently resume Medicare Benefits Schedule item number 9184.
NAPP is deeply concerned by the government’s decision not to extend MBS item number 91840, limiting telehealth services will affect the most vulnerable
Our Managing Gender Dysphoria/Incongruence in Young People: A Guide for Health Practitioners has just been updated – check it out.
‘Devastating’ cuts to Medicare telehealth leave rural psychiatric patients in the lurch. NAPP is calling on the federal government to return the 288 item for telehealth consultations, and reintroduce item 319, that provides a telephone option for consultations that last more than 45 minutes.
Vulnerable Australians should feel “scared” and “betrayed” after the Albanese government announced it would scale back the number of subsidised psychology appointments. Medicare-subsidised psychology appointments that patients...
The newly announced Australian Government Changes to Medicare Specialist Telehealth provisions, effective from 1 January 2022, will leave many patients unable to access necessary psychiatric assessment and treatment, including psychotherapy. MASSIVE CUTS TO TELEHEALTH...
The Victorian Government’s Health Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2021 was rushed through its first parliamentary vote on 14 October 2021, raising many unanswered questions for patients and health care professionals in that state.