Seeking general practitioners for work-related mental health trial

Are you a doctor who sees patients with depression, anxiety or stress that has arisen as a result of work?

WorkCover WA have joined Monash University as a research partner in supporting the implementation of a new NHMRC-funded Partnership trial, Implementing work-related Mental health guidelines in general PRactiCE (IMPRovE).

Monash University is interested in hearing from GPs who would like to improve their care for patients experiencing depression, anxiety or stress as a result of work. As part of our ongoing efforts to support workers in Western Australia, WorkCover WA encourages GPs to participate in the trial by:

  • completing two surveys (one now and one in 9 months)
  • attending an academic detailing session
  • attending a pre-specified webinar.

Participants will receive $800 plus either 40 RACGP CPD points or 8 ACRRM points at the conclusion of the trial, and their practices will receive $500.

GPs who are randomised to receive the intervention will receive tailored educational outreach and be offered engagement and support through an online community of practice. GPs who are randomised to the control group will be offered key components of the intervention when the trial concludes.

The trial has commenced recruitment of interested GPs across Australia. If you would like to know more about this project, an explanatory statement is available here.

For more information, please visit monash.edu/improve-trial, contact improve.trial@monash.edu or call 0428 044 655.

Alternatively, you may scan the QR code below to join the trial.

Page last updated: 11 August 2021 at 10:48 am

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