Evaluation of the GP Super Clinics Program 2007-2008

This evaluation considered the implementation, establishment and operations of the GP Super Clinics program from 2007-2008.

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Disclaimer

This report has been prepared by Consan Consulting. It is provided to the Department of Health and Ageing, GP Super Clinics Branch based on the data collected in the evaluation of the GP Super Clinics Program 2007-2008 undertaken in 2011.

While due care and diligence has been taken, the results, discussion and recommendations in this report rely on the data collected by Consan Consulting, some of which are reliant on self-report of participants and also are reliant on subjective judgement.

Authors

This report has been prepared by Consan Consulting. The authors include:

Robyn Considine - Director Consan Consulting, Newcastle, NSW
John Tozer - Director of Development Management, J G Service PTY LTD, Canberra, ACT
Helen Milne - Director Waratah Springs, Canberra, ACT
Mark Chappe - Director, Rider Levett Bucknall, Canberra ACT

Acknowledgements

Consan Consulting acknowledges the contributions of Professor Jenny Reath, Foundation Peter Brennan Chair of General Practice at the University of Western Sydney, Professor Cate D’Este, Professor in Biostatistics at the University of Newcastle and Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher A.O, Professor of Health Behaviour at the University of Newcastle. Their insights have contributed significantly to the evaluation of the GP Super Clinics Program 2007-2008. We acknowledge the support of the staff of the GP Super Clinics Branch, Department of Health and Ageing in assisting with the requirements for the evaluation. Our appreciation also extends to Dr Gloria Webb for her role in editing this report. Most importantly we would like to thank the GP Super Clinic Directors, the clinicians and the patients, and community stakeholders who have willingly given their time and views, in a variety of ways, for the evaluation.

Ethics Approval

Ethics Committee approval was sought and gained from the Department of Health and Ageing Ethics Committee (Approval Project 11/2011).