As a General Practitioner or Health Professional, you can earn points toward your ongoing professional development by participating in a ThinkGP educational activity that will support you to encourage healthy lifestyle changes in your patients.

This ThinkGP module, Helping our Patients to Get Healthy is about how you can help your patients by facilitating their access to the NSW Ministry of Health’s free Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service, within an overview of eligibility, the referral process and follow ups.

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service within a multidisciplinary care program for patients
  • Discuss with patients their eligibility for the Service
  • Refer patients to the Service through appropriate means
  • Apply the follow-up reports received from the Service to improve quality of patient care.

This education activity is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.

For more information, or to participate in the module visit the ThinkGP website

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    Parminder

    • 33 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "It was very hard to start but once you do it's too easy and now it's become part of my everyday life."

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    Roger

    • 56 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "It was very good having that person, it gave you some motivation and justification because if I hadn't done the right thing I was honest and told her, she didn't judge."

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    Ian

    • 58 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "I have gone from being an overweight guy who didn't exercise, to now where I consider myself very fit, very healthy. This has turned my life around!"

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    Laurel

    • 50 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "One thing my health coach taught me was about calories, I am now very mindful of calories as well as 5 servings of fruit and vegetables... it's been a great learning experience."

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    Elizabeth

    • 63 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "My husband eats a lot better, not a lot of junk, but if he indulges I can say no and not let it worry me which makes me feel better in myself."

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    Wendy

    • 41 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    ""We do a lot more as a family now, especially with the kids... I am not embarrassed to get into a swimming costume, I feel more comfortable""

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    Joe

    • 60 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    ""Being able to make positive life changes, and being able to do that in front of friends and family has been important""

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    Rececca

    • 40 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Participant

    ""I get excited every couple of weeks when my health coach calls. I really like the way my coach talks and shows she cares. She helps me make realistic goals."

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    Maria

    • 49 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "“I would highly recommend this Service for anyone who would like to become healthy or even just gain a better understanding about their food and exercise habits.”"