Healthy Ageing - Nutrition Project

Staff involved: Gwyn Jolley and Stacey Masters

In December 2002, SACHRU was approached by the one of the Directors of the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS) based at the Department of General Practice, Flinders University to provide a Guest Editor for their April 2003 edition of a regular publication Journal Watch. This publication was on the subject of primary care teams and teamwork, with a particular emphasis on the role of teams in general practice. This consult involved a literature review of published work on this subject between 1999 and 2002, a selection of five articles for review and a summary of the main points arising from this overview. The publication examined the factors that contribute to creating successful teams in primary care, the models that are currently in use and their evaluation and whether increasing teamwork in primary care is meeting its policy objectives.