Practice Support Plans, Data Extraction & Analysis to Increase Nurse Participation in General Practice

Practice Support Plans, Data Extraction & Analysis to Increase Nurse Participation in General Practice
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Overview

Hunter New England Central Coast PHN commenced practice support plans mid-2016. Plans look more closely with support of a data extraction tool (PEN CAT) at the picture of general practice.

By analysing each practice we can demonstrate how optimising the role of the nurse and building capacity can create sustainable and positive health outcomes for their patients, ideally initiating integrative care and moving towards quality improvement as seen in accreditation and CPD standards. General practice historically uses a reactive model with no time to reflect or planning for future models of care for patient population.

Utilising practice support plans, and where available data analysis planning, development and reflection can occur. The primary health care nurse role is vital in fostering changes and enabling relationships in current practice teams. With the support, encouragement and collaboration a great movement can occur in general practice and has been demonstrated in some of those motivated practices we support, the end goal being patient satisfaction and outcomes, and increasing job satisfaction for whole of patient care for the nursing staff. This model is in line with current Commonwealth strategies with Health Care Homes and moving away from task-oriented care, although there is a place for treatment room nursing particularly in larger and rural/remote practices.

Presented by Morag Joseph

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