ACT Kindergarten Health Check Practice Toolkit
The ACT Kindergarten Health Check practice toolkit contains information for general practitioners, practice nurses and practice managers to assist in the delivery of kindergarten health check follow up for their clients. Included in the toolkit is background information to the kindergarten health check, what practices will receive in relation to the kindergarten health check and information about child specific referral options for those clients attending for secondary screening after the kindergarten health check.
- Information Sheet - Kindy Health Check
- CHN Guide to Child Specific Service Providers in the ACT - The CHN Guide to Child Specific Service Providers has been developed to assist general practitioners to locate an allied health provider who has a special interest in working with children. The practitioner listing is not exhaustive and we welcome suggestions of any additions.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this list has been sourced from information publicly available on the internet and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all practitioners in the ACT. Capital Health Network cannot guarantee its accuracy and does not accept liability for any errors. Inclusion in this listing is not an endorsement by Capital Health Network as to the quality of service provided by these practitioners and consumers should make their own enquiries as to the suitability of the services offered.
GPA Accreditation plus (Webinars)
The GPA video series is designed to enhance accreditation program by bringing you accessible training and resources associated with each criteria. Whether you are undertaking accreditation for the first or sixth time, this series will benefit all practices by collating our resources for each criterion and distributing them in a format that is easy for you to find and use at your convenience.
New antenatal hand held record
ACT Health has introduced a new antenatal hand held record which is now in use in the Antenatal clinic. GPs can contact their GP Liaison Unit at TCH or Calvary to order some copies. Also available is a one page desktop summary of routine antenatal tests and visits based on the national guidelines.
Team Care Arrangement (TCA) Forms
A Team Care Arrangement (TCA) enhances patient care by facilitating communication between GPs, specialists and Allied Health Professionals. A TCA (MBS item 723) is for patients who have a chronic or terminal medical condition and complex needs requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team. It is designed for patients who require care from at least three collaborating health or care providers and entitles patients to five Medicare subsidised sessions per calendar year. The TCA must include the patient’s GP and at least two other health professionals who are providing different kinds of ongoing care to the patient and who have contributed to the plan. They form a framework for agreeing on management goals with individual patients and identifying actions to be taken by the patients. These goals are then reviewed with the patient each 3 to 6 months.
- Consent Feedback Form
- Referral Form for Individual Allied Health Services under Medicare for patients with a chronic medical condition and complex care needs
PIP Income Estimator
To be eligible to participate in the PIP, a practice must be accredited or registered for accreditation, against the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices. Practices must achieve full accreditation within 12 months of joining the PIP and maintain full accreditation thereafter.
The PIP Income Estimator can estimate income based on your individual circumstances.
Nursing in General Practice - Practice Management Resources
Resources to assist in attracting and retaining nurses in general practices include:
- Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is a professional body for nurses working in Primary Care
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation ACT Branch (ANF)
- A Guide for General Practices on Business Case Development
- Competency Standards for nurses in general practice