Shared medical appointments are where a cohort of patients with similar health concerns attend appointments together to receive education and clinical advice. The benefits to patients are:
access to timely, tailored healthcare for their needs
an ability to engage with different members of multi-disciplinary health teams during shared appointments
opportunities to learn and gain support from similar peers
support with building knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage their health and health care (i.e., patient activation).
Shared Medical Appointment Toolkit
Brisbane South PHN and Inala Primary Care developed a Shared Medical Appointment Toolkit to support your general practice teams to implement shared medical appointments for patients. This toolkit includes step-by-step guidance and practical templates to help your practice to adopt this model of care.
For further support with implementing shared medical appointments in your general practice, please get in contact with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.