1. What is the impact of the Better Access Initiative on the current workforce?

    1. Has the Better Access initiative affected how many of your profession have mental health skills? [increase / decrease/ same]

    2. What impact has the Better Access initiative had on their skill level in mental health

    3. Impact of Better Access initiative on how many health professionals with mental health skills work in regional and rural areas

    4. Is there spare capacity

      1. Within the existing workforce with mental health skills

      2. Within the profession to increase the number with mental health skills

    5. #Are you seeing a move of allied health practitioners from the public to private sector as the result of the Better Access initiative

      1. Does this increase access to private allied mental health services

      2. Does this decrease access to public allied mental health services

      3. Does this reduce clinical training opportunities in allied mental health

      4. Does this increase applications to study relevant allied health disciplines now there is a clearer pathway to private practice

    6. Is there evidence that the Better Access initiative has resulted in the re-entry of disengaged medical/allied health practitioners

  2. Top of pageWhat is the impact of the Better Access initiative on the delivery and take-up of certified training

    1. From a training perspective, what will affect whether there will be growth in the numbers with capacity to work within the Better Access initiative?

    2. #Is training for allied health private practice different from training for public practice?

    3. Impact of the Better Access initiative on the capacity for mental health training for

      1. Post-graduates (clinical placements)

      2. Undergraduates (placements)

      3. Continuing professional development (clinical placements?)

    4. Impact of the Better Access initiative on who is taking up the training

      1. Is there likely to be an increase or decrease in numbers of [occupation] with mental health training? Why?

    5. Impact of the Better Access initiative on where training is done

      1. Clinical sites

      2. Non-clinical sites

    6. Impact of the Better Access initiative on who is providing the training

    7. To what extent has the Better Access initiative affected the number of trainers

      1. general professional training

      2. mental health training

    8. Impact of the Better Access initiative on the requirements for being a trainer

  3. Top of pageImpact of the Better Access initiative on training the rural workforce

    1. Is mental health training being delivered outside metro areas?

      1. Specific Better Access initiative training

    2. *What has been the impact of the Better Access initiative on the capacity of RTPs to deliver mental health training

      1. Do registrars take this up

      2. Does capacity meet demand

      3. Do they work with allied health providers

  4. Impact of the Better Access initiative on the capacity of training systems to provide clinical experience to undergraduate and post-graduate doctors and allied health professionals

    1. What is the impact of the Better Access initiative on the capacity of your professions training systems to provide clinical experience to:

      1. Undergraduates

      2. Post-graduates

      3. CPD

      4. Allied health

  5. * What is the impact of the Better Access initiative on the availability of training places for increasing numbers of medical graduates

  6. How will an increase in the number of medical students interact with the training of psychology, occupational therapy and social work students

    1. What is the impact of the Better Access initiative on this interaction

    2. What is the hierarchy of clinical access to mental health patients? eg where midwives are being trained, medical students cannot get access to women during delivery.

    3. *Is there likely to be an increase or decrease in GPs offering mental health interventions (Item 2713) as a result of the Better Access initiative

  7. Top of pageWhat impact has the Better Access initiative had on interactions between GPs and psychologists (for GP and psychologist orgs only)

    1. How has the Better Access initiative had an impact on the interaction between GPs and psychologists?

      1. How is the referral pathway between GPs and psychologists working?

      2. What areas might still be improved

    2. Are care plans being utilized effectively?

      1. What areas might still be improved

    3. *What, if any, issues, do GPs have in utilising care plans (e.g. paperwork)

      1. How is [the issue] dealt with by GPs

  8. Is there anything you would like to add about how the Better Access initiative might impact on the future of the [occupation] workforce?

# = allied health profession organizations
* = medical profession organizations