Dr John Adie

Medical Director, Immediate Care Healius Limited

GPs and Primary Healthcare Day One: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

1:30 PM Incorporating Urgent Care into Large General Practices in Australia to Reduce Admissions to Emergency Departments

Presentations to Emergency Departments (EDs) are increasing in Australia. However, with 10 – 25% of patients presenting to ED potentially suitable for the general practice and allied health setting, this could help address the issue of overcrowding in hospitals. John will discuss the Urgent Care model that exists in other Western Countries and provide practical examples of success in Australasia with suggestions of upscaling this model of care.

Learn how to:
  • Establish Urgent Care Clinics by extending hours, enabling unscheduled appointments and providing a larger range of services to manage overflow from primary care and low to mid acuity ED cases
  • Leverage existing models of care to manage non-life-threatening urgent conditions in the community
  • Be part of the solution by giving patients the option of having their minor illnesses and injuries treated in your general practice community
  • Access resources available online and through colleges to upskill GPs and clinical staff in the provision of Urgent Care

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining John.

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