14th NRHC Recommendation

Continue to push for Medicare items to support telehealth models - specifically allied health, and telephone calls where connectivity is an issue.

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Financial investment needs to enable full clinical support and education by nurses and allied health in particular for chronic conditions ( diabetes , chronic respiratory and chronic heart disease )

MultiD home based services utilising video or telephone links between existing community based staff with other allied health or medical specialists will enable timely and appropriate care to be provided to patients reducing the need for extended or repeat hospital admissions eg the use of telepharmacy support post discharge presented by Michelle Rothwell - helping to fill a gap where local Home Medicine Review service was not available and linking the hospital to the local GP and community pharmacy -no turf wars just good patient centric care.