We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our GP ADHD Shared Care Program, with 22 young individuals recently transitioning from Paediatric Outpatients into the program, and an impressive 186 GPs now participating.

Previously, young people with ADHD endured exceptionally long waits for state-regulated psychiatrist supervision of medication, especially during the critical transition of finishing school or pursuing further studies and work. Now, thanks to our program, these young people benefit from timely access to CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) Transition Psychiatry services, ensuring a seamless continuity of care during this pivotal period in their lives. This program is expertly managed by GPEx.

About the GP ADHD Shared Care Program

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms appearing before the age of 12, including problems with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interfere with daily activities. As children with ADHD grow, it is crucial to plan their transition from child to adolescent and eventually to adult health services. The GP ADHD Shared Care Program was developed to support this transition, offering ADHD Shared Care with the young person’s GP and easing the move to adult psychiatry services. Modeled on the successful South Australian Statewide GP Obstetric Shared Care Program managed by GPEx, this program is designed for young individuals, aged 16 and over, from South Australian public paediatric units who meet specific criteria.

The GP ADHD Shared Care Program provides a comprehensive range of resources and support for participating GPs, including access to tailored ADHD management tools, consultations with specialists, and ongoing updates on the latest ADHD research. By fostering a partnership between GPs and specialists, the program enhances patient care and ensures seamless management of medication. The success of this initiative is owed to the collaboration of CAMHS, GP Partners Australia, and dedicated staff members.