Please refer to the disclaimer before reading the case studies.
The Putting Prevention into Practice (PIPP) program suggested that practices create a facilitator position to coordinate improving delivery of cardiovascular screening and prevention.
After undertaking a business case, one large practice recruited one of their staff with the necessary skills to a role created specifically to improve preventive care. This new facilitator convened a number of meetings, provided feedback on progress and solicited input on the various proposed approaches. GPs and practice nurses commented on the effectiveness of this facilitator in ensuring screening and prevention processes were coordinated and efficient.
Ms Anne Fritz, Practice Manager, Kingston Family Practice, Brighton, South Australia
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