Submission to the Department of Health on the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020 Implementation Plan


Date: 11 April 2017

Diabetes in Australia: focus on the future (the Plan) is an implementation plan for the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020 (the Strategy) to address diabetes in Australia, developed in partnership between the Australian Government and all states and territories. The Plan operationalises each of the Strategy’s goals.

Five sections are identified for each goal, these include context, supporting evidence, current national action, indicators to measure progress (of the Strategy) and direction of future work. The priority actions identified in the Plan are intended to complement initiatives already underway across all sectors, and do not address all of the potential areas for action listed within the Strategy.

They highlight areas of action that are of high importance, or where there are identified gaps within currently delivered programs and services.

The RACGP submission responds to questions relevant to general practice.