Encouraging multidisciplinary team-based care is one of the core components of the 2023 Strengthening Medicare Taskforce report. Enabling health care professionals to work in a coordinated, multidisciplinary team, each working at their full scope of practice will facilitate person-centred continuity of care and deliver better health outcomes.
Brisbane South PHN are working to help deliver this for our region by:
Helping to break down barriers to interprofessional collaboration by building trust and interprofessional understanding of the scope of other health professionals
Advocating for change that facilitates clinicians being able to work at the top of their scope of practice
Working with local practices to expand their general practice team by integrating non-dispensing pharmacists and social workers
Modelling innovative models of care that incorporate multidisciplinary team members in delivering care.