Further Information for Referring Practices
Dr Cutts’ patients are from established referral sources who organise the required GP2U registration and who offer use of a dedicated videoconference room in their practice. This is Dr Cutts’ preference – a good quality and reliable connection is critical on the day of the appointment. However some patients may be able to be seen in their own homes – by negotiation.
Dr Cutts is unable to provide support to patients who might be struggling with the registration and logistical issues inherent in making a telepsychiatry connection.
Please email your referral to Dr Cutts. You may wish to seek patient consent before doing so. Dr Cutts will review the suitability of the referral and advise about approximate wait time. Dr Cutts suggests that the steps below be delayed until he has responded to the initial enquiry.
Then please go to GP2U if you wish to register as a referrer and to register your patient. Prompt and effective support is available if needed. When registering your patient, please ensure:
- Patient medicare number is entered
- 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).
- Your team confirms registration has been completed by email and also sends a skype contact sharing request to Dr Cutts’ Skype address – virtualpsychiatry.com.au
- Please note that there is no need to upload or enter clinical information to the gp2u website. Basic demographics, Skype address and medicare details are sufficient.
Dr Cutts will liaise with your admin team about an appointment time once the above checklist has been completed.
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.