Become a SleepGP
A growing number of GPs are currently at various stages of their own journey to becoming The SleepGP in their area. This involves initial awareness of The SleepGP sub-specialty, through to being trained and equipped to deliver the Model of Care.
We estimate that of the 28 million people across Australia and New Zealand, approximately 1.1 million people are now within easy reach of a SleepGP. We remain committed to growing The SleepGP network to around 200 doctors so that our primary-care based Model of care is accessible to 90% of the population within five years.
This excellent opportunity rewards the efforts and investment of early adopter GPs. Most important to the SleepGP’s success is the highly skilled and experienced logistical and IT support team, and clinical contact and RACGP accredited education programme that ensures the highest standards of care.
Two research papers have already been published based on the data collected from SleepGP patients with another in the planning.Register your interest
OSA is a chronic condition, impacting patient’s overall health.
Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) generally have poorer physical and mental health, and they also experience concentration and memory issues – which is of little surprise given the reduced oxygenation to their lungs and brain as a result of disrupted sleep. The condition is significantly associated with a range of medical concerns, many of which can cause serious health complications, including:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Chronic bronchitis
- Heart attack and heart failure
- Angina Depression
- Anxiety-related disorders
- Obesity Gout
Primary care management of OSA
The patient journey for someone suspected of having Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is quite different in a practice where the GP has upskilled and equipped themselves to become a SleepGP. The SleepGP is supported by a very experienced team at The SleepGP support centre, and the process is simplified via proprietary software (SLOOM©) which has been refined since it’s inception in 2013 to assist the GP and their support staff in their primary care clinic:
Current SleepGPs find that their medicine improves, that their upskilling assists with practice growth, and the investment in time, learning and equipment is very rewarding for them.
To express interest in becoming The SleepGP in your area, and to hear from current SleepGPs please complete and submit this form: