COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) established a partnership to employ four General Practitioner Liaison Officers (GPLOs) as a collaborative approach to:
A baseline GP survey was completed in each cluster area with a range of shared and specific cluster questions. More than 50 responses were received between April and May 2018 across the four clusters.
Overall, survey results indicate GPs don’t feel part of the care team when their patients are in hospital with opportunities for improved communication regarding hospitalised patients. However, communication with ED was considered generally good as was the delivery of timely discharge summaries. There was a range awareness levels across clusters of services provided by community health and overall referral into community services was considered to be poor.
Each GPLO is employed to work one day per week for 12 months in one of the four geographical clusters across Southern NSW:
You can get in touch with the GPLOs via ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways here.
To read more, download the GPLO program in Southern NSW document here.
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