Better Access Provider Survey

Posted on 22 February 2022

AAPi is a key stakeholder in the Federal Government evaluation for Better Access. We would urge all psychologists in Private Practice to complete the survey.

Information about the survey

A team led by Professor Jane Pirkis (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne) is conducting an evaluation of Better Access, the Medicare-funded program that reimburses psychologists and other selected providers for referring and/or delivering mental health care.

The evaluation team is asking GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists to complete a survey about Better Access. The only requirement is that they have worked as a clinician in private practice in 2021.

If this describes you, the team would be interested in your views about how Better Access works and whether it promotes access to treatment for people with mild to moderate mental health conditions. You may be someone who regularly makes referrals or provides care under Better Access, or you may be someone who rarely or never does so. The team is interested in your views either way.

Participation in the survey should take no longer than 15 minutes total. 

If you would like to know more or to complete the survey, please click on this link

The survey will be open until 5.00pm Friday 25th March.