Evaluation of the GP Super Clinics Program 2007-2008

1.5 GP Super Clinics Program Learnings

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The seven GP Super Clinics had only been operational for a period of less than 12 months. Within this context, the priorities of the GP Super Clinics, and indeed of the GP Super Clinics Branch, have, justifiably, been on construction, recruitment of workforce, and building systematic capacity to achieve the GP Super Clinics Program objectives. With this in mind, it is not surprising that all aspects of the GP Super Clinics Program objectives have not been achieved. However it is now timely that the GP Super Clinics and the Department of Health and Ageing collaborate and consider the longer terms strategic priorities which will enable the continued implementation of the GP Super Clinics policy. This is a responsibility of individual GP Super Clinics and of course this makes sound business sense. From the broader national policy perspective, it is a responsibility of the Department of Health and Ageing to support the GP Super Clinics in their service development to ensure the investment in primary care is realised.