The North East of Melbourne has seen dramatic increase in the prevalence of diabetes over the last decade. In response to this, GPs and health agencies in the North East Primary Care Partnership are working together to improve the integration of diabetes care across the catchment. The aim is to improve the knowledge of diabetes services in the area so that people with diabetes are  provided the level of care that best meets their needs.

A North East Adult Diabetes Triage Tool has been developed to help GPs and nurses identify the service that best matches the needs of a patient with diabetes. This Tool is available at this link.

We have also developed a brochure for patients describing the diabetes services that are available at Community Health Services. A copy of the brochure is available here.

Please contact NEPCP if you require more information about this initiative: nehc@bchs.org.au

North East Healthy Communities acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land we work on. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present and acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first people of this nation.