General Practice Liaison Officers
The General Practice Liaison Officers are GPs who work closely with hospital outpatient departments, community health services and primary care to reduce waiting lists and improve the patient experience. The GPLO program is a joint initiative between Metro North Hospital and Health Service (the HHS) and Brisbane North PHN.
As part of Metro North Hospital and Health Service’s Strategy “Putting People First”, and the PHN’s organisational vision of “a community where good health is available for everyone” the GPLO program has been identified as a key initiative in the development of connected health care across the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region. By utilising the experience acquired through many years of delivering primary care services, our GPLOs provide an essential primary care perspective to care delivered in secondary care.
GPLOs work across a range services and hospitals and look to assist services by:
- enhancing appropriate clinical pathways between settings
- improving clinical handover and discharge from the hospital
- better integrating services
- identifying and addressing service gaps especially at the interface between primary and secondary care
- improving patient experience through continuity of care
- enhancing communication between primary, community and hospital care (public and private).
- supporting the development of new models of care and shared care between GP and Specialists.
For more information or to find out about the GPLOs working across the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region, view the GPLO Information Sheet (PDF - 903KB).
Download the GPLO Program - Useful GP resources flyer (PDF - January 2017)
One initiative led by the GPLO program is the delivery of education to GPs across the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region. Led by our GPLOs and Specialists at the HHS, we facilitate a program of RACGP accredited education events to ensure GPs are up-to-date with the latest clinical guidelines and hospital processes and have an understanding of local services and referral options.
Topics are informed by the GPLO program in consultation with general practice, specialists at the HHS and local community service providers. Events feature presentations from specialists, information about relevant HealthPathways and case studies relevant to general practice.
For more information about upcoming GP education, visit the Brisbane North PHN events calendar.
To access resources from our GP education events, visit Metro North Hospital and Health Service GP education resources.
For further information about or to engage with the GPLO program, please contact at MNGPLO@health.qld.gov.au.
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