The Department of Veteran’s Affairs has introduced some new changes from the 1st October and these affect all DVA patients except Gold Card TPI veterans.  From the 1st October you will need a current GP referral, which covers 12 visits under a “treatment cycle plan.”  As a patient you will need to complete an outcome measure for each treatment cycle.  This is usually a self-rated questionnaire about your problem.  At the end of the treatment cycle we need to provide a report to your GP on your progress and your doctor will determine whether further treatment is required.  If you are unsure how these changes affect you, please call me at the front desk on 6056 6616.