This project was one of a series of investigations of GP-hospital integration undertaken for the Department, and built upon an earlier review of the role of GPLOs.

Project Status

Completed Projects

Project Coordinator

Felicity Reynolds

Chief Investigators

Mark Harris, Gawaine Powell Davies

Other Team Members

Brian O’Toole, John Oldroyd

Rationale

This project was one of a series of investigations of GP-hospital integration undertaken for the Department, and built upon an earlier review of the role of GPLOs.

Aims

To describe:

  • Changes in the role of GPLOs since the earlier evaluation.
  • The impact of the GPLO role on relationships between hospitals and general practice.

Design and Method

A national survey of Divisions and hospitals, interviews with key informants and case studies.

Key Publications

Reynolds, F., Oldroyd, J, Harris, M, Powell Davies, PG. (2002). More bridges - the continuing impact of General Practice Liaison Officers (GPLOs) in Australia. Sydney, Centre for GP Integration Studies

Contact

Gawaine Powell Davies Email: g.powell-davies@unsw.edu.au

Key Partners

Reference group with representatives from each state/territory

Funding

Department of Health and Ageing

Project lead centre
CPHCE
Project stream
Health System Integration and Primary Health Care Development
Project start date
2001
Project end date
2002