Evaluation of the GP Super Clinics Program 2007-2008

7.4.6 Recommendations – Learnings from the GP Super Clinics Program

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These recommendations relate to learnings from the GP Super Clinics Program beyond the program objectives

  1. The GP Super Clinics should develop strategic plans within the framework of the GP Super Clinics Program. Their development should be required to be part of the reporting requirements of the GP Super Clinics Program. The format and content should be determined by the GP Super Clinics but should reflect priorities outlined in 7.3.11
  2. Further evaluation of the Program should be explored when all GP Super Clinics have been operating for at least three years. Evaluations should focus on patient outcomes and experiences, the models of care in relation to evidence, and clinician outcomes and experiences.
  3. Negotiation should occur between the Primary and Ambulatory Care Division and medical software businesses, to determine the potential for linkage between this software and reporting requirements of the GP Super Clinics Program and potentially other primary health care services.
  4. The Department of Health and Ageing should critically review any third party contractual arrangements to review the alignment with GP Super Clinics Program objectives among all parties. Where this alignment does not exist, the renegotiation of the contract should commence. Where alignment exists, procedures should be implemented to ensure direct communication between the GP Super Clinics, and the Department of Health and Ageing.