Community access to general practice services has been identified as a significant issue by local clinicians in Kempsey.
On 4 July, Tim Agius from Durri ACMS and NCPHN convened a meeting of Kempsey general practitioners, MNCLHD senior management and the Rural Doctors Network (RDN) to examine the challenges with general practice services in Kempsey.
The meeting discussed the potential for integrated and collaborative approaches that could support improved access to general practice, including the recruitment of additional GPs.
The following six strategies were identified to enhance primary health services in Kempsey.
The group is reconvening on 5 September 2017 to follow up on the progress of these strategies.
If you are a health professional working in Kempsey and would like further information on this program, please contact Siobhan Breedon on [email protected] or 0408 583 927.
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