Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The GP Show

Join GP and Medical Educator Dr Sam Manger MBBS BSc FRACGP FASLM covering a variety of topics with case studies, guideline reviews, guest interviews and more for medical doctors and allied health including general practitioners, family physicians, specialists, allied health, nurses, registrars/residents, medical students and anybody interested in health, science and medicine.

The Information on this Site is designed for informational purposes only and does not replace the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician and is not intended as medical advice. The Information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you saw or read on The GP Show Podcast and related pages.

 Information provided on this website and the use by you of any products or services referenced on this website does not create a doctor-patient relationship between you and Drs Sam and Anita Manger.

Always practice within your level of professional capabilities and scope of practice. This podcast does not give you the right to practice beyond your training.


Available on itunes and all podcast apps

Jul 26, 2019

Dr Melita Cullen is a GP who has a special interest in paediatrics and the NDIS. She also has 2 children utilising the NDIS so has both professional and personal knowledge and insight into this process.  

Today we discuss the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) including:

  1. What is the NDIS and who is eligible?
  2. What are the funding packages and what can participants use them on and not use them on? How much can they receive? 
  3. Who is controlling what the person is allocated and how/where it is used?
  4. What is the process for people applying for the NDIS?
  5. What is this process like for people (first-hand experience)
  6. How do GPs and health professionals complete a form successfully? 
  7. How much evidence do we need?
  8. Are there adult and paediatric functional assessment tools?
  9. Are there templates we can use?
  10. What is the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)?
  11. Are GPs renumerated for it? (short answer - yes if the patient in consult with you based on time) 
  12. Can we appeal the decision made?
  13. Are there regular reviews and how long does it continue for?
  14. What resources are available to help health professionals complete these?  


Dr Melita Cullen's paediatric functional assessment form (also relevant parts for adults as well) = 

PHN (this the best one I can find as it has examples/templates of functional impairments from page 16 of the document [or 23/60 of the pdf])

RACGP NDIS booklet - (you may need to login to the RACGP website)



Further episodes at


Rating the podcast 5 stars and leaving a review in iTunes is a great help.

Enjoy Friends