Submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into Mental Health’s draft report


Summary

Date: 29 January 2020

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health’s Draft Report (Draft Report).

This submission will highlight and reiterate some of the ways in which supporting general practice for the prevention, diagnosis and management of mental health-related issues can improve health outcomes and provide significant cost effectiveness to the economy as highlighted in the RACGP’s original submission to the Productivity Commission.

Productivity is limited when large numbers of individuals who need coordinated care are unable to access their GP or be referred to appropriate psychological services.