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1 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative Enhancing understanding and partnerships across the health and aged care sectors General Practice Victoria Aged Care Network Meeting Thursday 21 February 2008 AGPN gratefully acknowledges the funding support from Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing for this program

2 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative2 Overview Data Comparison Allied Health Incorporation AGPN Activities

3 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative3 What is AGPN being measured on? What does the Department expect of AGPN and the Initiative? The Data

4 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative4 Outcomes The outcomes to be achieved through the Initiative are: –Divisions to increase participation of GPs and Allied Health Service Providers in aged care homes’ quality initiatives; –Percentage of accredited Aged Care Facilities taking part in the Initiative to increase to at least 75% by 30 June 2008;

5 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative5 Outcomes –Residents of aged care homes have increased access to primary and medical care; and –Effective partnerships and collaboration established and maintained between GPs, allied health service providers, Divisions network members and aged care homes.

6 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative6 The Data VICTASNATIONAL GPsNot Avail PanelsNot Avail RACFsNot Avail CMAs *5, ,884 RMMRs *5,1651,10919,484 * Medicare Australia data: 1 July to 31 December 2007

7 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative7 What's happened / happening? Workshops hosted by Department on Initiative’s expansion AGPN and SBOs meeting with key stakeholders Division mapping & contacts Allied Health

8 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative8 Allied Health Innovative & replicable programs Specialist Nurse Programs Group Exercise Programs Consultant Dietitians Bereavement Counsellors training for RACF staff Palliative Care training GPs and RACF staff

9 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative9 AGPN Activities Collating, synthesising and feeding back division input on the Aged Care NKPIs Identifying and collating resources Coordinating questions of clarification for FAQs Australian Healthcare Associates Review

10 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative10 National leadership & support Establishment of Aged Care Taskforce Expansion workshops & stakeholder meetings Finalising discussion paper examining models of service delivery in RACFs AGPN Activities Contract Deliverables

11 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative11 AGPN Activities Contract Deliverables Developed draft aged care mentoring program Communication strategy – including website Models mapping Promotion and Marketing of Initiative

12 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative12 Communication Strategy Who, what, why, when etc … –All stakeholders, requires Divisions Network buy in and commitment from key stakeholders including government –Outlines key messages –Holds us accountable

13 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative13 Communication Strategy –Strategies include: Developing processes for two way communication among all stakeholders AGPN aged care page website redesign Central storing house of resources (NRL) Launched Aged Care Access & E-bulletin Whole of network newsletters Dynamic Divisions

14 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative14 Mentor Program Who, what, why, when etc …Dr Know-how Goal – to formalise a platform that will encourage Divisions to both share their skills and experience, as well as learn from others. Divisions register their interest in and capacity to share the knowledge and experience that they hold in a range of areas

15 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative15 Mentor Program Divisions register their interest in accessing information provided by other divisions on a specific subject Many divisions already work collaboratively with other divisions - there are always more opportunities for cross-fertilisation of ideas and resources This is a work in progress - there will be opportunities for input from Divisions & SBOs

16 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative16 What AGPN needs & wants from YOU Examples from Divisions to showcase their wares –who’s doing what, when and where and why it works well – plus graphics!

17 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative17 What AGPN needs & wants from YOU Story ideas for Aged Care Access, Dynamic Divisions & Website Feedback on & support of the mentoring program

18 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative18 What AGPN needs & wants from YOU Feedback / input to AGPN on what we are doing –well –poorly –so-so –what you want to see more of etc

19 Aged Care GP Panels Initiative19 QUESTIONS - COMMENTS


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