Sydney North Primary Health Network (SNPHN) in conjunction with the Northern Sydney Dementia Collaborative are seeking expressions of interest from General Practices who would like to participate in a program to support timely diagnosis of dementia, improved medication management and care planning, service navigation and support for family/carers.
The program will provide support to participating practices to analyse current data and care pathways, provide benchmark reports, develop an individual improvement plan, facilitate best practice with access to education, research and peer support.
In Australia, dementia is the second leading cause of death, in the absence of a cure there is increasing focus on risk reduction, timely diagnosis and early intervention.
The Department of Health National Framework for Action on Dementia 2015-2019 states, “A person’s main healthcare provider, their General Practitioner has an important role in recognising, assessing, diagnosing and providing support”.
Diagnosing dementia can be difficult owing to the diseases insidious onset. In response to this National focus and the need to have benchmark Quality Indicators in Dementia diagnosis and care, SNPHN in collaboration with The Improvement Foundation formed an expert reference panel in 2016 to develop the specifications.
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For further information, please contact the Primary Care Advancement Team:
Deb Pallavicini – Email: email@example.com
Primary Care Advancement Manager