GP Management Plan
A GP Management Plan (GPMP) can help people with chronic medical conditions by providing an organised approach to care.
What is Chronic Medical Condition?
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions. However, these items are designed for patients who require a structured approach and to enable GPs to plan and coordinate the care of patients with complex conditions requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary care team. Your GP will determine whether a plan is appropriate for you.
A GPMP is a plan of action you have agreed with your GP. This plan:
- identifies your health and care needs;
- sets out the services to be provided by your GP; and
- lists the actions you can take to help manage your condition.
There are two types of plans that can be prepared by a General Practitioner (GP) for Chronic Disease Management (CDM):
o GP Management Plan (GPMP); and
o Team Care Arrangements (TCAs).
- If you have a chronic (or terminal) medical condition, your GP may suggest a GPMP.
- To be eligible for a TCA you must have/need two or more other health care providers for your care (ie , physio, specialist). If referred to an allied health professional for involvement in your care these visits will be subsidised by Medicare. Depending on the Allied Health Professional there may be an out of pocket expense.
- Your GP or practice staff must obtain your agreement before preparing these plans and will offer you a copy of the plan.
- You, your GP and Practice Nurse should regularly review your plan/s. You will be placed on a recall list for this and the practice will contact you when you are due for a review.
Most prescriptions provide enough medication (repeats included) to last until the condition needs to be reviewed. PBS prescriptions can only be written to last a maximum of six months (one month + five repeats).
For your safety and in order to adhere to prescribing guidelines, we strongly encourage you to plan ahead and to make an appointment to see a doctor to have your condition reviewed and repeat prescriptions written.
NO scripts will be supplied without an appointment with the doctor.
Doctors On Brunswick DO NOT supply any Narcotics / Benzos without consultation with the state authority.