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This project examined the causes of a substantial decline in general practitioner antenatal share care on the Central Coast over the last 15 years and implemented solutions to reinvigorate the model of care.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 9 December 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
General Practice Share Care Model is the chosen model of care for about half the pregnant women at the Royal Hospital for Women. The midwives found this model limited the depth and number of discussions about topics that prepare women for childbirth and motherhood. Other options of care were explored and group antenatal care – or Pregnancy Centred Care was developed.
Royal Hospital for Women
Added: 17 December 2012|Last updated: 21 October 2016
This project developed a 60-second diabetic foot screening tool and educated patients, nurses and clinicians on the importance of using the tool and completing regular foot checks. Electronic referral templates and clinical pathways were also developed, to improve timely access to hospital foot services.
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 1 December 2015|Last updated: 18 October 2016
This project developed a standardised, direct referral pathway for public colonoscopy services from the general practitioner.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 15 April 2016|Last updated: 28 April 2016
Northern NSW Local Health District developed an algorithm that was applied to the electronic medical records of patients at Bugalwena General Practice, to identify whether they had early-stage chronic kidney disease.
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 18 January 2016|Last updated: 8 April 2016
The project developed a standardised referral process for emergency department admissions and increased awareness of outpatient clinics and community health services among general practitioners in Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.
Added: 13 November 2015|Last updated: 6 January 2016
The After Hours Program developed emergency guidelines and online training modules for the most common aged care presentations to emergency departments, including chest pain, stroke, abdominal pain, confusion and tubes. The online training program was created to train residential aged care facility staff in the implementation of these guidelines.
Western NSW Medicare Local
Added: 2 September 2015|Last updated: 3 September 2015
The project aims to address barriers that impact the attendance of women aged 50 to 69 years in the BreastScreen program, including health literacy, access for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse women and awareness of the program among General Practitioners in Sydney Local Health District.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 14 April 2015|Last updated: 1 September 2015
Patient referrals between general practice and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD)specialist services are about to get easier thanks to a joint initiative of the ISLHD and COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network. From May 2015, enhancements to current referral processes will include: a new electronic referral template that will auto-populate from patient records in general practice; the ability to transmit referrals directly and securely via Argus to the Illawarra Diabetes Service; the availability of a simple brochure...
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 7 August 2015|Last updated: 21 August 2015
This project improves the way primary care and mental health services work with consumers to manage their physical health. The new model of care establishes and develops roles and responsibilities, communication pathways, ongoing care and escalation strategies, with an annual review to accommodate the individual needs of each consumer.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 17 April 2015|Last updated: 22 April 2015
The project focused on planning, coordinating and integrating diabetes services in the local community and primary healthcare system. Newly diagnosed patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) will be managed using appropriate referral pathways led by their general practitioner.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 14 April 2015|Last updated: 22 April 2015
The Save the Date to Vaccinate campaign is part of a long term strategy to improve childhood vaccination rates in NSW. The key message of the Save the Date to Vaccinate campaign focuses on ‘on time’ immunisation, addressing a lack of understanding about the importance of vaccinating children in line with the recommended immunisation schedule.
NSW Ministry of Health
Added: 16 February 2015|Last updated: 16 February 2015
Aim: To determine what proportion of eligible patients receive follow up; and whether the provision of enhancement funding has had any impact on rates of follow up.&...
Benefits: The 48 Hour Follow Up program was conceived as a result of the NSW Walgan Tilly Redesign project, which aimed to address gaps in health care and to improve...
5 January 2016
Aim: To document and implement a statewide pain strategy to reduce the burden of chronic pain in the community.
Benefits: Following the implementation of the NSW Pain Plan, there will be greater access to expert services, and improved support for primary care, for people living in ...
20 January 2014
Aim: The 1 Deadly Step program promotes screening, early detection and follow up of chronic disease in Aboriginal communities in NSW. The unique component of 1 Deadl...
Benefits: The 1 Deadly Step project is an initiative of the Chronic Care for Aboriginal People Program (CCAP). This project demonstrates how the CCAP Model of Care c...
4 January 2016
Aim: To provide information to consumers and primary care clinicians on the purpose and approach of various pain management services, alongside relevant contact deta...
Benefits: Benefits include improved information for consumers on available pain-management services in NSW. The flyer outlines each of the publicly-funded pain management...
22 January 2014
Aim: To provide a generic best-practice framework for the care of people needing HEN.
Benefits: The ACI Guidelines for HEN services promote a coordinated, multidisciplinary and patient-centred approach for people requiring HEN.
13 April 2015
Aim: To provide timely, quality care for patients presenting to EDs in rural and remote areas with low risk, low acuity conditions, and to empower Registered Nu...
Benefits: For patients - access to timely and quality care for less-urgent conditionsFor nurses - a validated and authorised framework to work within their scope of pract...
17 August 2016
Aim: To implement the telehealth toolkit and test and modify its application in the real setting of a pain clinic.
Benefits: Telehealth is a modality that can be utilized to improve access for people to specialized healthcare who live in rural and remote regions.It also provides suppo...
16 July 2015
Aim: The aim of this initiative was to provide web-based resources for consumers who live with spinal cord injury and chronic pain in addition to a clinical navigati...
Benefits: The project has developed extensive resources and a service model that are now accessible to consumers and clinicians.
12 February 2015
Aim: Provide freely accessible, evidence based information to consumers with chronic pain; Provide evidence based tools and resources for clinicians to assist t...
Benefits: A major objective of the NSW pain plan is to support the management of chronic pain in the primary care setting. The development of an evidenced based webs...
20 June 2014
Aim: To ensure people who sustain a minimal trauma fracture have access to early identification, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for osteoporosis.
Benefits: Benefits include improved patient outcomes, better utilisation of hospital services, and reductions in health system costs for at risk people.
9 February 2015
Aim: The ACI is supporting three sites to implement and four sites to evaluate Health Pathways. Local services review and clarify their patient pathways between prim...
Benefits: Creates clear referral pathways between services Provides comprehensive service information for referring clinicians Links clinicians to the appropriate best pr...
5 December 2013
Aim: Develop a web based service directory of available NSW Health service and resources for people with an Intellectual Disability. Identify existing specialist ser...
Benefits: Information collected will be developed into a web based service directory for use by clinicians/health professionals, consumers and their families/carers. The ...
2 June 2014
Aim: To provide health care managers and staff with information to help design and implement services for the best care for patients with hepatitis C in their own en...
Benefits: Improvements in clinical practice and patient care.
9 December 2014
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