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:
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.
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.