10 Questions to Ask

Dr Aline Smith, Chair of Central Sydney GP Network helped launch the '10 Questions to Ask' brochures at Seniors' Week on 7 March 2017.

These brochures are essential questions for patients to ask when they are choosing aged care residential care including palliative care services. You can access these brochures for your patients and their carers via at www.10questions.org.au/leaflets.html

Since the Commonwealth's aged care reforms, there is increasing confusion about just how to access RACFs. Many are caught unawares about contracts and fees. As GPs, we are often the first port of call for our elderly patients wanting advice. These are a suite of practical resources for GPs to provide to patients.

Central Sydney GP network has been working closely with the NSW Midwvies' and Nurses' Association to develop these resources as well as to advocate for Residential Aged Care Facilities to continue to employ 24/7 registered nurses.

The Network is also keen to hear from members who provide home visits to the elderly, disabled patients including patients in RACF. Central Sydney GP network is keen to support you in your excellent work in this area.
Please contact Dr Aline Smith via office@csgpn.com.au