Pharmacy and general practice disease management collaboration

Project Details
Project ID: 2001-028
Type: Investigator Initiated
Status: Completed
Institution: Central Bayside Division of General Practice
Chief Investigator: Reitai Minogue

Project Summary

The aim of this project was to develop and trial an optimal model of chronic disease management using the principles of best practice, focusing on the community pharmacist – GP collaboration. This project was designed to strengthen local collaborative structures through confirming and assuring ownership of the optimal roles for each profession, localising and operationalising chronic disease management guidelines and options for communication and then test that on a sample of Pharmacists and GPs in the Bayside suburbs of Melbourne. The Integrated Care Program (ICP) has developed asthma decision support software that is used by GPs to guide asthma care management. This project recommended the effective processes between the pharmacy and the GP interface that the ICP will be able to incorporate into their software.