Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management in General Practice involves appropriate prevention, early identification and best practice management strategies. General practitioners and their staff are usually the first point of contact in the health system and play a key role in the primary intervention, prevention, diagnosis and management of chronic disease in the community.

GP partners Australia offers Chronic Disease Management support to general practitioners and practice nurses through the provision of resources, professional development and education, assistance with practice systems, identifying local support services for patients and the communication of relevant news and updates.

ATSI Health Check

The aim of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Check (MBS item 715) is to help ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive primary health care matched to their needs, by encouraging early detection, diagnosis and intervention for common and treatable conditions that cause morbidity and early mortality. The health assessment is an annual service and covers the full age spectrum.

A Resource Kit for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medicare Health Checks is available that contains fact sheets and proformas for completing the health checks.

To order a hard copy of the resource kit, email health@nationalmailing.com.au or phone (02) 6269 1060.

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Care Planning Patient Brochure

A patient brochure on GP Care Planning is available from GP partners Australia. The brochure can be used to provide your patients with further information regarding GP Management Plans, Team Care Arrangements and the rebates for allied health services available through care planning. GP partners Australia are able to personalise the brochure for use in your practice by including your practice name and contact details.

Click here to view the GP Care Planning Patient Brochure.

If you would like a copy of the brochure for your practice please contact GP partners Australia on 8112 1100.

General Practice Management of Type 2 Diabetes 2014-15

General practitioners continue to provide most of the medical support to people with type 2 diabetes. The General Practice Management of Type 2 Diabetes 2014-15 guide plays an important role in providing a readable summary of current guidelines and recommendations from various sources on the management of type 2 diabetes in the general practice setting.

The guide can be downloaded by clicking here. An online version is available at www.diabetesaustralia.com.au.