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Gastroenterology/Hepatology Integrated Clinics

Project Status: 

This Integrated Care Innovation Fund (ICIF) project aims to establish multidisciplinary Gastroenterology and Hepatology Integrated Care Clinics that provide a platform to identify clinically suitable category 3 gastroenterology and hepatology patients for management within the community.

The clinics will perform:

  • Criteria led screening of referrals to identify suitable patients
  • Triage and assessment tools to capture symptoms and risk factors
  • Review and allocation of patients for minor or full clinical assessment
  • Review of symptoms and clinical situation to facilitate discharge or escalation to clinical work-up
  • Facilitate education and develop care plans for ongoing management by the General Practitioner (GP).

This project is a partnership between The University of Queensland, Queensland Health Healthcare Improvement Unit, Brisbane South PHN, and Metro South Health and Hospital Service.

Aims & Goals: 

To establish multidisciplinary clinics led by GPs, dietitians, exercise physiologists, psychologists and nurses to manage category 3 patients with chronic Gastroenterology or Hepatology conditions.


The Integrated Care Clinic commenced service with all screening tools developed and an approved ethics application in November 2017 and a PHN General Practitioner Education evening was held in March 2018 with 57 attendees.

This project does not conclude until June 2019.

Lead Service / Stream: 
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Integrated Care
Last updated 18 November 2019