GCPHN provides online training and support to assist GPs and other clinicians in using the IAR-DST. The training is designed to provide you with all the information you need to use the tool in your everyday practice.
GPs and GP Registrars will be paid $300* upon completion of the training and RACGP CPD hours are available.
Training is offered by GCPHN and the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Upcoming training dates and registration links are below:
|Wednesday 28th February, 6:00pm – 8:00pm | REGISTER
|Thursday 7th March, 6:00pm – 8:00pm | REGISTER
|Wednesday 13th March, 6:00pm – 8:00pm | REGISTER
|Tuesday 19th March, 6:00pm – 8:00pm | REGISTER
Alternatively, if you have 5 or more GPs and would like to schedule a session, please contact Sally Bowler at email@example.com
*Payment is not available for other medical staff or clinicians. Payment is not available for GPs already paid for their time by a Commonwealth funded service (e.g. Adult Mental Health Centre, Aboriginal Medical Service) unless GP is attending training outside of their paid employment hours.
GCPHN can facilitate an IAR Training workshop at your practice at a time that suits your GPs, or at GCPHN in Robina. Please complete the form below and the Senior Project Officer will be in touch to schedule a time and place.
The Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) is a national initiative from the Department of Health and Aged Care to establish effective systems for the initial assessment and referral of individuals presenting with mental health conditions in primary health care settings.
Guided by clinicians’ own assessment and clinical judgement, the Initial Assessment and Referral – Decision Support Tool (IAR-DST) provides a consistent framework to deliberate decisions when matching a person’s mental health needs with the right level of service intensity, at the right time. National widespread use of the IAR-DST aims to build a common language across the mental health sector about treatment needs based on the person-centred and evidence-based stepped care approach.
The IAR-DST assessment is undertaken using eight initial assessment domains that are used to match clients to one of five appropriate levels of care. The eight domains help to distil essential assessment information and identify key signals (i.e., red flags) that are critical for decision making.
The eight initial assessment domains that are used to match clients to one of five appropriate levels of care.
Please contact Sally Bowler at GCPHN for more information or support.
07 5612 5465