National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people


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National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The National Guide is a practical resource intended for all health professionals delivering primary healthcare to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Its purpose is to provide GPs and other health professionals with an accessible, user-friendly guide to best practice preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

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National Guide podcasts

Subscribe to the National Guide Podcast (listen to the third edition) to hear host Lauren Trask, NACCHO Implementation Officer and CQI expert, speak to GPs  and researchers on updates and changes in the third edition of the National Guide.

NACCHO RACGP collaboration update

Results from the survey have been compiled. Access the survey results executive summary here.
Two literature reviews were also completed to inform the project.  Access literature review one here and literature review two here.
 

NACCHO RACGP Roundtable 3-4 May 2019


NACCHO and the RACGP hosted a roundtable in recognition of the need for broader consultation with key stakeholders to better understand the context, enablers and barriers to provision of effective, high quality preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to support a number of project outcomes including:

  • Development of 715 health check templates
  • Recommended MBS item 715 Descriptor and Explanatory notes
  • Development of resources to support the delivery of culturally responsive preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Review of clinical software
  • Project recommendations

Executive Summary - NACCHO RACGP Roundtable May 2019 (PDF 247 KB)

Development of MBS Item 715 health check templates


Following on from the May roundtable, which included a broad range of representatives from general practice and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare sector, Dr Mary Belfrage is leading a working group to develop new MBS Item 715 templates that will be available in the public domain in October. An important aspect of this work was to develop the principles for inclusion to guide elements included in the templates.

National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Provided under licence

This resource is provided under licence by the RACGP. Full terms are available on the licence terms page.
In summary, you must not edit or adapt it or use it for any   commercial purposes.
You must also acknowledge the RACGP as the owner.