Title Could ‘nurse navigators’ help the severely mentally ill? Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet News GP Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 6/10/22 Description People with serious mental illness are dying much earlier than average from entirely preventable diseases, a situation a new policy aims to improve....
They include integrating guidelines and shared care protocols between the RACGP and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) – a move that the colleges are in active discussions over.
‘[The] guidelines are reasonably aligned but implementation pathways need collaboration,’ Professor Mark Morgan, Chair of RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care (REC–QC), told newsGP.
He co-authored a perspective article in the MJA supplement about the issue, in which he outlines the requirements for implementing the guidelines and protocols.
‘Investments are needed to support people with serious mental illness to be equally well,’ he wrote.
Producer/Author Jolyon Attwooll Persons Mark Morgan