The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (Publisher)

Morgan, M. (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review


Putting Prevention Into Practice: The Green Book

The Green Book is designed to help you put preventive care recommendations from best practice guidelines into practice. It provides case studies to reflect on and contains advice about practical processes, strategies and tools
for implementing and sustaining preventive activities.
The Green Book brings together the evidence and the lessons learned from the literature and from real-life general practice experiences to make implementation of preventive activities as straightforward and effective as possible.
These lessons include:
• Simply disseminating guidelines within your practice is not enough to change practice
• Using a practical framework that is guided by theory can improve success
• Implementing all recommendations from evidence-based guidelines may be unrealistic and unachievable – what
you chose to implement depends on your practice context (ie established need, clinician preference, complexity,
capacity/capability and resources available)
• Improving implementation depends on changing multiple behaviours of multiple people (ie healthcare
professions, practice managers, administrators)
• Implementation efforts are more likely to be successful if you have strong organisational leadership and wholeof-practice
• You need to set goals that you can measure
By aligning leadership, building capacity for change, creating a culture of quality improvement (QI), and selectively choosing the relevant processes needing change, general practices can organise their environment to successfully
deliver preventive services.
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