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Diabetes Clinical Evaluation Program

Join thousands of general practitioners nationwide

At Australian Clinical Labs we understand that the ongoing management of diabetes can be complex, so we offer you the innovative Diabetes Clinical Evaluation Program – designed to help you easily manage and monitor your patients living with diabetes, while also earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Our unique program provides doctors with the support needed to create better outcomes for patients, allowing those who refer diabetes pathology to Australian Clinical Labs to closely monitor the health of their patients with ease.

According to the RACGP Clinical Guidelines for General Practice Management of Type 2 diabetes, Hba1c tests should be used in monitoring blood glucose levels in the long-term.

In line with Medicare entitlements, each diabetes patient is eligible for 4 fully funded Hba1c tests per year. Our program highlights your patients with diabetes that are more than 6 months overdue for this important monitoring investigation.

Management of your patients with diabetes with a current HbA1c result is one of the key Quality Improvement Measures for practices enrolled in the PIP QI Incentive.

Register online today

Dramatically improve patient recall

Our unique program has already been seamlessly incorporated into the day-to-day practice of thousands of general practitioners nationwide, and has helped those doctors to achieve impressive patient recall results.

General practitioners can utilise their program statistics and list of patients due for monitoring to manage the pathology requirements for their patients with diabetes and compare with state averages, dramatically increasing patient recall performance.

If you are a current Australian Clinical Labs referrer, simply enrol in the program, and you will be sent monthly progress updates highlighting patients who are due for their recommended bi-annual Hba1c monitoring.

Reduce administrative time and cost

Doctors who may not have the administrative support required for the demanding task of following up of patients for review, can use our customised patient reminder service.  You can choose to send your patients customised reminder letters through the Clinical Labs mail house, all at the click of a button – leaving you with more time for the review consultations – focussing on management plans and patient clinical support.

This unique program seeks to make the clinically recommended monitoring of diabetes seamless for both doctor and patient, creating a consistent and reliable review schedule for people with diabetes. Patients attend the same practice for consultations, follow-ups and checking – allowing continuous patient monitoring and optimisation of care.

Earn CPD Points

The Diabetes Clinical Evaluation Program has approval as an RACGP Accredited Activity OBJECTIVES (ID#184700), offering 40 CPD points, and ACRRM approval offering 8 contact hours (ID#18665). Therefore, your participation in our exclusive program makes you eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

CPD points will be allocated when evidence of audit activity is demonstrated over a
12-month interval:

  • Log in to review the list of your patients due for monitoring - a minimum of four
    times in the 12 months after registration.
  • Submit a minimum of 40 Hba1c tests in the 12 months after registration.
  • Complete the online assessment at the end of the 12-month cycle. This will be
    emailed to you.

Learning objectives

1. Create a diabetes specific patient recall system to improve the pathology review process for your patients living with diabetes.

2. Employ best practice guidelines for frequency of monitoring your patients with diabetes.

3. Compare the management of your patients with diabetes against that of your state peers.

4. Propose collaborative strategies to positively influence the management outcomes of your patients living with diabetes.

How to participate

1. Choose your registration method

- You can complete the online registration form

- You can also complete a physical registration form and email it to diabetes@clinicallabs.com.au or fax to (03) 9538 6760.

2. Activate your account

Once your registration has been received, you will be sent an email with access instructions allowing you to activate your account. You can then email your practice logo to diabetes@clinicallabs.com.au for inclusion in the recall correspondence to your patients.

3. Log in and view the list of your patients due for monitoring

Once your account is activated, you can login anytime and view the list of your patients due for monitoring in a secure, real-time environment, and generate recall letters as necessary.

4. Monitor your monthly progress

You will also receive a monthly email direct to your inbox containing your current recall list, downloadable reports, monthly progress charts and more. To view your results, simply click on the link provided in the email to login