Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) is undertaking a major project to support general practitioners to more effectively participate in IBD management. The 2019 IBD National Action Plan identified this as a priority area for attention and CCA has secured funding from the Australian Government to improve GP capacity to support IBD patients through awareness, education and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
CCA will work in collaboration with consortium partners the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), and Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) to:
- improve health professional awareness of existing guidelines for IBD management,
- better educate GPs and generalist gastroenterologists about IBD,
- promote the use of individual care plans for IBD management.
The main audience for the project is GPs throughout Australia and the project will also include generalist gastroenterologists.
The first stage of the project currently underway is to consult with GPs to identify barriers and enablers to the use of existing referral protocols, management guidelines IBD education.
Updates on the project and links to educational materials will be available on this page in the future.