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The General Practice response to Chronic Disease. 23 November 2009. Discussion points:. General Practice in Queensland General Practice contribution to the prevention and management of chronic disease Future directions for chronic disease prevention and management. General Practice.

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discussion points
Discussion points:
  • General Practice in Queensland
  • General Practice contribution to the prevention and management of chronic disease
  • Future directions for chronic disease prevention and management
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What is general practice?

“General practice is the provision of primary continuing comprehensive whole-patient medical care to individuals, families and their communities.”Royal Australian College of General Practitionerswww.racgp.org.au

what is the role of general practice
What is the role of general practice?
  • First point of contact for many people seeking help from the health care system – 88% of people see a GP annually (4-5 times per year on average)
  • Provides a gateway to the broader health care system
  • Provides ongoing health care and coordination
  • Provides effective health promotion and early intervention strategies
general practice
General Practice
  • General practice is supported through divisions network
  • Divisions network advocates for general practice as a whole
  • A multidisciplinary team approach enhances patient care
  • IT improvements – internet/email, electronic prescribing, secure messaging, e-health records
  • A changing patient profile
queensland divisions
Queensland Divisions
  • Statewide network
  • Responsive to local community needs
  • Provides an effective mechanism for implementing and managing health initiatives
  • Fosters relationships between and across the primary health care sector
  • Ability to lead change in the primary health care sector
preventing and managing chronic disease chronic disease coordinators
Preventing and managing chronic disease:Chronic Disease Coordinators
  • Advance the development and implementation of the system enablers for chronic disease prevention and management through:
  • Mapping and Scoping Exercise
  • Health Summit Chronic Disease
  • Call to Action
  • 1. Advancing a whole of population approach in preventing chronic disease
  • 2. Enhancing system elements - Embedding Self Management
  • 3. Enhancing system elements - Building Workforce Capacity
  • 4. Provide effective systems for Co-ordinated Care
  • Chronic Disease Map
preventing and managing chronic disease chronic disease coordinators1
Preventing and managing chronic disease:Chronic Disease Coordinators
  • Partnership Development
  • Education and Training
  • Communication Strategies
  • Resource Development
  • Prevention Activities
preventing and managing chronic disease future directions
Preventing and managing chronic disease:Future Directions
  • Prevention of Chronic Disease, address of lifestyle risks
  • Integrated, coordinated multidisciplinary care
  • Strengthened partnerships
  • Greater consumer engagement for self management
  • Enhanced systems to enable communication
  • Quality data to support evaluation
  • A whole of population approach, addressing the needs of marginalised groups
preventing and managing chronic disease future directions1
Preventing and managing chronic disease: Future Directions
  • General Practice is a significant contributor to chronic disease prevention and management as the frequent point of contact for engaging and responding to consumers, carers and the community.
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