Please note that this project is no longer recruiting.
This cluster randomised trial, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, is exploring whether asking patients in general practice about depressive symptoms and providing this information to their GP improves identification and appropriate treatment of depression and leads to improved mental health outcomes for patients. The project requires reception staff to undertake training in recruitment processes and for GPs in the intervention practices to participate in a RACGP accredited clinical audit and take part in a telephone interview. There is a $250 payment to practices for reception staff training time and a payment of $100 per patient recruited to cover the costs of practice participation.
Please click here to register your interest and a member of the project staff will contact you to provide more information about the study.