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Support for general practices to deliver better care to Aboriginal patients

Sonder Supports General Practices to Deliver Better Care to Aboriginal Patients

General practices seeking to improve their capacity to provide culturally appropriate care to Aboriginal patients can now do so with help and guidance from Sonder.

Sonder’s new 715 General Practice Support Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and offers cultural support and mentoring to general practices in the Onkaparinga, Playford, Port Adelaide and Salisbury council areas.

The program aims to promote increased uptake of the MBS Item 715 – Health Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to have a free 715 Health Check once a year at their local general practice to help them gain a better understanding of their health and promote access to other services to improve their overall wellbeing.

As part of the unique program, a dedicated Aboriginal Health Practitioner will be based at each general practice for 1-2 days per week, working closely with practice staff to help them increase the number of 715 Health Checks provided to their Aboriginal clients.

Sageran Naidoo, CEO at Sonder explains “We are delighted to be able to offer this level of assistance to help general practices become a practice of choice for Aboriginal patients.”

“With Aboriginal Health Practitioners based at each general practice, the practice staff will quickly learn new skills to help them to better understand and respond to the needs of their Aboriginal patients.”

Practices interested in the program should complete a short online survey available at sonder.net.au/715-general-practice-support

For further information, contact Sonder on (08) 8209 0700