Evaluation of the GP Super Clinics Program 2007-2008

6.11 Integration with Local Programs and Initiatives

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Only a limited number of GP Super Clinics in this evaluation demonstrated proactive approaches to developing partnerships with other health care settings. Where they had occurred they were mostly with aged care settings and focused predominately on the provision of medical care to residents. This operational focus may have been necessary given other priorities for GP Super Clinics in the first 12 months of operation. The impact on the level of integration of care under these approaches was limited, in part because of lack of shared health records between the different facilities. There was even less demonstration of integrated approaches with acute hospitals or in planning for the health needs of local communities.

Non GP medical specialists were also providing services at the GP Super Clinics. These specialists provide services at the GP Super Clinics in a range of specialties, enabling access for patients locally.