EOIs now open for GPs responsible for type 2 diabetes patients in residential aged care facilities 
16 December, 2021

Diabetes Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest from General Practitioners (GPs) who are responsible for the care of residents of residential aged care facilities (RACFs) that are living with type 2 diabetes, to engage with Diabetes Tasmania in a project funded by Primary Health Tasmania (PHT). 

The aim of this project is to improve the quality of life and reduce the risk of acute complications of diabetes requiring emergency or hospital intervention for people living in residential aged care. The expected outcome is a model of diabetes care that will provide access to diabetes services that promotes evidenced based consistency of care in RACF’s. 

If you would like to play a key role to improve diabetes in age care, Diabetes Tasmania would like to hear from you. 

 

Submit your EOI

About the project:
Between January – June 2022, we will be working with GPs who have expressed an interest in the project.    Each GP will be asked to refer any resident under their care with diabetes to the Diabetes Tasmania team.  

After an initial review, a case conference will be booked via video link and include the GP, the RACF clinical lead or senior registered nurse, the diabetes educator with the option of a diabetes nurse practitioner for those with more complex needs.   

The diabetes team will then follow up on the resident and the facility to support any recommended changes to care, and to adjust treatments as needed. The team will liaise with the GP throughout and discharge the resident from the service after one to two months.   

The expected outcome is a model of diabetes care that will provide access to diabetes services that promotes evidenced based consistency of care in RACF’s.  

Multidisciplinary support for GPs will be offered based on the model of care explored in previous projects. GP education on best practice guidelines of diabetes management of frail, older people will also be offered.   

For more information contact Elisa Williams:  ewilliams@diabtestas.org.au  

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The aim of this project is to improve the quality of life and reduce the risk of acute complications of diabetes requiring emergency or hospital intervention for people living in residential aged care. The expected outcome is a model of diabetes care that will provide access to diabetes services that promotes evidenced based consistency of care in RACF’s. 
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