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The Victorian Government has announced it will trial a $2 million new scheme to improve care for people with diabetes.
The two-year pilot scheme will test new models of healthcare delivery and support key initiatives identified in the Victorian health priorities framework 2012-2022.
Several GP practices in the Barwon and northern Melbourne areas will work with their relevant Medicare Locals to source the required number of patients to participate in the pilot, commencing later this year.
Key elements of the scheme include:
The pilot is being supported by a Diabetes Advisory Group that includes representatives from the Australian Medical Association, Diabetes Australia and other key stakeholders.
Source: Victorian Department of Health