Minutes of Meeting with Professor Stephen Nicholls
Thursday 6 July 2017 – 12.30 – 1.30pm
Professor Stephen Nicholls
Dr Anthony Page
Bianca Brice – Practice nurse MHQ - Athelstone
Ann Stewart - AGPN
Mary Nikolaidis – Medical HQ
Opportunity for the SA ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCE & TRANSLATION CENTRE (SAAHSTC) to establish a new trial group.
THEME – GP and hospital connection for chronic disease management
AIM – Establish improved patient outcomes through a systematic approach to shared care of discharged patients.
MEASURE OF EFFECTIVENESS – reduction in re- admission to hospital (proposed)
MODEL – Integrated Care Management made up of medical and health professionals (i.e. GP, specialist, nurse, allied health etc.)
AGREED NEXT STEPS
To gain acceptance from Translation Centre of SAHSTC (Paddy Phillips and Steve Wesselingh) of establishing a new priority group.
Dr R. Pearce & Dr A. Page
To identify 3 suitable General Practices to nominate as participants in a trial
Scope of this trial group to extend beyond cardiology. (Dr Page suggested Cardiac, COPD, Bowel Cancer, IBS and dermatology. Dr Pearce & Dr Page to confirm scope of diseases.
Suggested representation on working party comprising of 3 cardiologists (or specialists in a particular disease), 3 GP’s, 3 respiratory (or specialists in a particular disease), Nurse practitioner, Specialist nurse, GP Practice nurse, 3 patients, and 3 non-medical.