Models of Care

The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) places a high priority on developing flexible, evidence-based patient-focused models of care. The models of care are supported by easy to use guides and workshops to describe how best to provide care across the many specialty areas represented by the ACI networks.

Importantly, the models of care can be adapted to the various settings found in the NSW health system across metropolitan, rural, regional and remote NSW. The models of care produced by ACI and its clinical networks are grouped under the relevant networks and then listed alphabetically.

ACI places a high priority on developing flexible, evidence-based patient-focused models of care. The models of care are supported by easy to use guides and workshops to describe how best to provide care across the many specialty areas represented by the ACI networks.

Importantly, the models of care can be adapted to the various settings found in the NSW health system across metropolitan, rural, regional and remote NSW.

 

Acute Care Taskforce

The ACI Acute Care Taskforce will soon consult on the Medical Assessment Unit Model of Care developed by the NSW Ministry of Health. Additionally the Acute Care Taskforce is developing tools to support best practice for improving the medical inpatient journey; ACI will lead on the development of tools for criteria led discharge and inpatient clinical management plans. For more information or to join a working group contact the Acute Care Manager.

Anaesthesia Perioperative Care

The ACI Anaesthesia Perioperative Care Network is working to promote best practice in safe sedation and will shortly be consulting rural and regional services on priority areas for improvement. For more information contact the Anaesthesia Perioperative Care Network Manager.

Blood and Marrow Transplant

The ACI Blood and Marrow Transplant Network is developing a model of care for the Long Term Follow Up of blood and marrow transplant patients. For more information contact the Blood and Marrow Transplant Network Manager.

Cardiac

The ACI Cardiac Network currently has no Models of Care available. Please check back regularly for any updates.

Chronic Care

Emergency Care Institute

Endocrine

The ACI Endocrine Network is currently working on two new models of care. The Model of Care for High Risk Foot Services is in the final stages of development and should be available shortly. The Model of Care for People with Diabetes Mellitus is in consultation stage. For more information contact the Endocrine Network Manager.

Gastroenterology

The ACI Gastroenterology Network is developing a Hepatitis C Model of Care. For more information contact the Gastroenterology Network Manager.

Gynaecological Oncology

The ACI Gynaecological Network currently has no Models of Care available. Please check back regularly for any updates.

Intellectual Disability

The ACI Intellectual Disability Network is in the early stages of developing a Model of Care for Young People with Challenging Behaviour. For more information contact the Intellectual Disability Network Manager.

Nuclear Medicine

The ACI Nuclear Medicine Network is currently working in conjunction with the Cancer Institute NSW and nuclear medicine clinicians to develop a partial model of care for Lutate Therapy. For more information contact the Nuclear Medicine Network Manager.

Nutrition

The ACI Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Network is currently developing a model of care for HEN.

Ophthalmology

The ACI Ophthalmology Network is working with the ACI Endocrine Network to develop a model of care for Diabetic Retinopathy. For more information contact the Ophthalmology Network Manager.

Pain Management

Palliative Care

The NSW Government Plan to increase access to palliative care 2012 - 2016 outlines a range of key strategies to improve access to care and support for people who are dying, their families and their carers. The ACI plays a key role in implementing actions contained in this plan, through the development of its forthcoming Model of Care.

  • Diagnostic Report to Inform the Model for Palliative and End of Life Care Service Provision
    The Report synthesises a detailed list of findings into 12 key learnings that will directly inform ongoing consultation and the development of a Model for Palliative and End of Life Care Service Provision.
  • Framework for the Statewide Model for Palliative and End of Life Care Service Provision
    This Framework is the first step in developing a statewide model for palliative and end of life care. It describes some of the complexities faced in providing quality palliative and end of life care across a range of acute, sub-acute, primary care and community settings, including the home. It sets the groundwork for further developing the Model of Care by identifying the principles, service definitions and structural arrangements that are required for the delivery of effective, accessible and efficient care to people in NSW who are approaching or reaching the end of life, their families and carers.

    Our next step is a significant consultation process across LHDs and with a range of key stakeholders including residential aged care facilities, carer organisations, primary care  and specialist palliative care providers.  We will also seek the input and expertise of members of the Palliative Care Network and other ACI Networks during this phase. Opportunities to contribute to this Model will be communicated primarily through the ACI Network membership shortly.

Radiology

The ACI Radiology Network currently has no Models of Care available. Please check back regularly for any updates.

Renal

The ACI Renal Network has supported 12 teams from dialysis units across NSW to complete the second ACI Haemodialysis Models of Care Program. Teams received training and guidance over a 12 month period and undertook individual projects for improving care and efficiency in their local workplace. The projects are now continuing unsupervised, and were evaluated for their sustainability in November 2011. The Program was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2011 NSW Premier's Awards. For more information contact the Network Manager.

Transition Care

The ACI Transition Care Network is currently developing models of care for:

  • patients transitioning with dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and challenging behaviour;
  • patients with primary lymphodoema in NSW; and
  • young people with complex chronic illnesses and disabilities who currently have poor access to adult services.

For more information contact the Transition Care Network Manager.

Urology

The ACI Urology Network currently has no Models of Care available. Please check back regularly for any updates.

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