The Doctors of the Corowa Medical Centre are involved with team health care management. This requires an appointment with your doctor to work through an assessment and to help you receive the right care plan and treatment most suited to you.
GP Management plans are plans written by your GP or Chromic Condition Nurse in consultation with you regarding how you need to manage your chronic condition.
A chronic condition is a medical condtion that has been or is likely to be present for at least 6 months.
The GPMP outlines your chronic condition/s, the goals your and your GP and Chronic Condition Nurse have agreed upon and what actions or services are required to help you achieve those goals
The GPMP aims to ensure everyone involved in your care ie; GP, Nurse, Specialist, Allied Health etc work together to manage your condition and achieve your goals.
After preparing you Management Plan (GPMP) your Doctor may identify that you may benefit from the input of other Health Care Providers.
A TCA involves at least two other health care professionals in addition to your Doctor.
With your consent your Doctor will ask the relevant health providers to form a team to work together in developing a plan based on your care requirements.
Health Assessments provde theopportunity for your GP to undertake an in depth assessment of your health. the assessmen will cover medical, physical, psychological and social aspects of health.
You can have a Health Assessment if you are
Your doctor is offering a Health Assessment to assist you to maintain good health. it also allow your doctor to take specific notice of areas which are hard to cover in a normal consultation.
This program is co-ordinated by one of our Nurses for Gold card patients with chronic illnesses.
Its aim is to co-ordinate and manage the clients care. It involves regular, monthly contact and planning to offer better management to improve quality of life and to decrease hospital admissions.
It is a personalised care plan develped in consultation of The Team.
The Team is the Veteran, Carer, GP and the Nurse Co-Ordinator
You must be aged between 45 and 49 inclusive and be at risk of developing a chronic disease. This is a clinical judgement made by your GP
The health check comprises of three main sections: