Primary care collaboratives program for GPs
The Australian Government has committed $15 million to establish a new national GP program to ensure doctors keep up with the latest international and national medical innovation.
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8 July 2004
Primary care collaboratives program for GPsThe Australian Government has committed $15 million to establish a new national GP program to ensure doctors keep up with the latest international and national medical innovation.
Last year the government called tenders for a National Primary Care Collaboratives program. Adelaide-based Flinders Consulting Pty Ltd has been selected to implement the program.
The project, which will cost nearly $15 million over three years, will be led by Professor James Dunbar, a GP with 10 years' experience in the collaboratives methodology in Britain. Deputy Project Director will be Associate Professor Liz Farmer, an Adelaide GP with 20 years' experience in developing and delivering medical training and education programs.
The aim of the collaboratives methodology is to review current clinical practice and identify ways to improve it.
Australia's program will focus on improving the management and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and on improving access to GP services.
For more information call Mr Abbott's office on ph 02 6277 7220.