General Information

Dr Cutts bulk bills all patients. Patients should be age 18 or above. GP2U registration (for electronic billing) and receipt of a GP referral (who works in an established referral source) is required before appointments can be confirmed.

A GP should be available to manage ongoing direct care – including prescriptions and any required investigations.

Dr Cutts does not:

  • write prescriptions or medical certificates (but will advise GPs as appropriate)
  • offer ongoing psychotherapy or urgent consultations.
  • approve treatment with stimulant medications.
  • provide third party reports (eg reports addressing medicolegal, work related or compensation matters). However  relevant comments will be made in a clinical letter sent to the patient’s GP and could be released to a third party with patient consent.

All appointments are via telepsychiatry and Skype or Health Direct Video Call are the preferred means of videoconferencing, but other solutions may be available by prior negotiation.

Wait times for an appointment vary – on average about 6 weeks but this cannot be guaranteed.

Further Information for Patients

Dr Cutts’ patients are referred by GPs who organise the required GP2U registration and who generally offer use of a dedicated videoconference room in their practice. Dr Cutts is unable to accept referrals from practices not already well known to him.

Before an appointment can be confirmed:

  • Your GP should send Dr Cutts a referral by email. You may be asked to sign a consent to the use of email by your GP’s team.

Further Information for Referring Practices

Dr Cutts’ only accepts referrals from sources able to complete the required GP2U registration and to offer a dedicated videoconference equipped room in their practice. However some patients may  be able to be seen in their own homes (by negotiation).

Dr Cutts is unable to provide administrative/logistical support direct to patients. Your admin staff should follow the indented steps below.

email  referral to Dr Cutts. The referral or accompanying email should clearly indicate where the patient will be for the appointment (see Dr Cutts’ preference above). If the patient preference is to be seen at home, the referral or email should confirm that the patient has good broadband and confidence using videoconferencing technology.

Dr Cutts will review the suitability of the referral and reply by email with advice about approximate wait time. Dr Cutts suggests that the steps below be delayed until he has responded to the initial enquiry.

Go to GP2U to register your patient. Prompt and effective support is available if needed. When registering your patient, please ensure:

  • Patient medicare number is entered (don’t choose the quick registration option). But note that there is no need to upload or enter clinical information to the gp2u website. Basic demographics, contact details and medicare details are sufficient.
  • If your patient is to be seen at your practice, please enter the practice contact details in the relevant patient contact fields (phone, email and Skype addresses). Note that Health Direct Video Call, a secure alternative to Skype, is available by negotiation.

Confirm that GP2U registration has been completed by email

Dr Cutts will reply with a preferred appointment time.  All subsequent negotiations are with the practice admin team.

Please also note:

  • Dr Cutts strongly recommends that patients are not asked to register themselves at GP2U.
  • Dr Cutts only uses the GP2U service for bulk billing. Please do not contact GP2U about appointment times… patients should be advised similarly.
  • Some GPs choose to sit in on part or all of the first or subsequent appointments. Dr Cutts welcomes this but it is not required.

Please feel free to seek further information via the contact form.

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