Environmental Sustainability and Climate Resilience in Healthcare

Climate change has a profound impact on the future of health and health care services. The changing climate will alter our understanding of medicine and disease, and extreme weather events can damage healthcare infrastructure, disrupt supply chains, and overwhelm medical facilities, stressing health care systems. Extreme weather events have already had significant effects on communities

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Implementing Nurse-led Care in General Practice

Implementing Nurse-led Care in General Practice – Project level QI This Primary Care Impact project is designed to equip General Practices with the knowledge and skills needed to implement nurse-led initiatives, enhancing patient outcomes and practice efficiency.

Ditch the Stress and Thrive by The Well Being Initiative (WBI)

Healthy North Coast has engaged the Well Being Initiative (WBI) to support Primary Care Workforce wellbeing, allowing people to flourish both personally and professionally. The WBI is dedicated to helping individuals overcome burnout, stress, depression and pain, and find meaning, joy, and resilience in their lives. With an innovative and distinctive approach to lifting people’s

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Streamline General Practice accreditation with the ‘5th Map’

General practice accreditation against the RACGP’s Standards for general practices (5th edition) is essential in providing a basis for quality patient care and minimising risk in general practice [1]. The 5th map is a licensed RACGP-approved infographic designed to make general practice accreditation more efficient and easier to understand [2]. [1] RACGP Standards for general

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Improve consumer access through modifications to the general practice booking system

General practice is broadly accepted as the cornerstone to effective primary healthcare with a pivotal contribution to make to the delivery of better health outcomes[1]. Working to ensure access to appointments for acute and routine primary health care is a requirement of the RACGP Accreditation Standards 5th edition in criterion GP1.1. See responsive system for

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Improve data quality and teamwork to inform preventative reminders process

Reminders are used as a prompt for patients for preventive health promotion and activities. By reflecting on the patient, both on an individual level and as a part of a wider population, general practices hold enormous potential to improve health outcomes, broader determinants of health, and the cost of healthcare. Putting preventive recommendations into practice

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Improve and maintain team wellbeing, communication and empathy

General practices often play a central role in the provision of healthcare to communities in the immediate, acute phase of emergency situations, and on an ongoing basis for the long-term recovery of individuals and their broader community. Challenging times, such as a natural disaster or pandemic, may understandably cause increased stress and anxiety. It is

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Improve auditing of recall systems

Reminders and recalls have different legal implications and requirements for follow up attempts, documentation of steps taken, and methods of communication. There is no legal duty to have a reminder system, but general practices do have a legal duty to recall patients to inform them about clinically significant test results. It is essential that GPs

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Preparing and managing staff shortages and workload capacity during COVID-19

Community transmission of COVID-19 may impact the general practice workforce. In what is already a busy and challenging time for general practices, staff shortages put further strain on healthcare capacity. This activity will help your practice to prepare for and manage staff shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Managing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in general practice

Healthcare workers and healthcare sites are at a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. It is important that general practices are prepared for the risk of transmission via either a patient or staff member. The NSW Health Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Exposure Risk Assessment Matrix outlines risk in low, medium and high risk scenarios when different levels

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