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The SleepGP model of care

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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.

For Doctors

Refer your patients for a
sleep study

GPs – you now have an option when you are concerned for the quality of sleep of your patients. Rather than automatically referring the patient out for an in-lab study with the attendant waiting time, delays in getting reports back and high patient out-of-pockets, you have the option of engaging with The SleepGP Model of Care instead.

A SleepGP is a GP with a special interest in sleep (a GPwSI) who has upskilled via RACGP accredited training and invested in diagnostic equipment to be able to manage uncomplicated OSA and snoring issues. Referring to a SleepGP for a Level 2  overnight at-home sleep study allows you to stay in control of the patients journey and care. In many cases, it also assists you to manage their ongoing sleep care through a GP Management Plan, or a Team Care Arrangement in association with an appropriate allied health practitioner such as a dietitician.

The SleepGP’s will recommend individualised therapy from the range of treatment options available. Their Sleep Care Coordinator / clinical assistant / nurse will also have been intensively trained to support the patient with their sleep study hook-up, trialling and trouble shooting therapy, and their aftercare and ongoing monitoring.
SleepGPs undertake to send all patients back to their referring usual GP for all their other healthcare requirements.

The SleepGP conducts an holistic assessment of potential OSA sufferers using an intensive lifestyle survey (intellectual property of SleepGP) involving the patient and, where applicable and possible, their partner. Clinical history, co-morbidities and medications are an important part of assessing each patient, and the patient’s usual GP provides whatever details they deem relevant on the following referral form.

Complete the following form to refer your patient to your local SleepGP.

SleepGP Online Sleep Referral Request

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  • Stage 1/3 - OSA50 Screening Questions

    Patients must have an OSA50 score ≥5 and an ESS score ≥ 8 to be eligible for a Medicare rebated at-home sleep study (item 12250).

Referral Templates

Below are templates for use in Best Practice (BP) and Medical Director (MD) practice management software.

Select the template customised for the SleepGP clinic nearest to your clinic.

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If you would like hear about existing SleepGP’s experience with The SleepGP training and Model of Care, contact us via the Expression of Interest form for your personal login.

Opportunities to become a SleepGP are limited to areas where a SleepGP has not already been trained and appointed. Please detail your level of interest, and the location you are interested in, on the Expression of Interest form.

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