The relationship we have with general practitioners (GPs) within in our community is pivotal in enhancing continuity of care for our patients. Within CALHN we have a number of initiatives and programs that help build links and connect our GP community with our services and our staff.
We are developing better communications between general practices and hospital systems, building bridges and helping GPs understand how to navigate our system. We are also advising our own clinicians on how things work out in general practice so we can work together in a more streamlined and effective way. Only by working closely with our GP colleagues will we have the opportunity to learn from each other, and improve outcomes for patients. Find out more about our GP initiatives below.
General Practice Integration Unit
Our General Practice Integration Unit (GPIU) was established in collaboration with the Adelaide PHN to improve patient care by facilitating and strengthening collaboration, communication and integration between general practices and the Central Adelaide LHN.
The GPIU actively supports the streamlining of clinical information systems and advocates for ongoing integration between primary health and out-of-hospital services.
The unit can provide a direct clinical contact point for advice and assistance to navigate the Royal Adelaide Hospital and links directly with the hospital’s medical teams.
This dedicated service is for general practitioners and their staff and is not intended for patients.
GPs can contact the unit to assist with urgent requests for medical information to assist in coordinating community based patient care and promote hospital avoidance pathways.
Contact the General Practice Integration Unit
Our GPL Nurse is available Monday to Friday, between 8am and 4pm.
To contact them
Phone 7074 1341 or 0411 321 894
Our GP Officer
CALHN GP Officer Dr Jackie Yeoh is available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to support GPs with advice and education and to help guide GPs working with CALHN. Jackie can be contacted on 0466 834 765 or via email at Jackie.Yeoh@sa.gov.au.
GP CALHN Link
The GP CALHN Link is our regular newsletter that has been developed to help provide GPs with the latest information and news about our services, and the world-class research taking place within our network.
GP CALHN Link will help keep you informed and provide you with insights into how we can work together to improve the health outcomes of patients.
General Practitioners and other general practice staff are invited to subscribe to the GP CALHN Link.
GP CALHN Link Issue 6 | Prehabilitation, clinical trial recruitment, research stories
GP CALHN Link Issue 5 | ED alternative, research news, FiveQ for tinnitus
GP CALHN Link Issue 4 | GP information about CALHN’s Long COVID Clinic
GP CALHN Link Issue 3 | GPs can now refer patients to the CALHN COVID Care Centre
GP CALHN Link Issue 2 I Discharge summaries, COVID response, referral letters
GP CALHN Link Issue 1 I Re-Designing Outpatient Services | Getting Patients “Pre-Hab” Ready | More!
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