HCF Research Foundation partners with RACGP to support GP research

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The HCF Research Foundation has announced a partnership with the RACGP Foundation to support funding for research into improving GP care.

For over a decade, grants from HCF and RACGP have funded research into models of general practice in aged care, the transition from acute to general practice care, and improving end-of-life care.

HCF Research Foundation chair, Professor Claire Jackson, said, “We know that GPs are often the first port of call for people seeking help with their health, and with chronic illness and comorbidities on the rise, it’s more important than ever to know we are supporting those at the frontline of primary care.

“This grant will help fund research to improve the already complex fields of care clinicians work in every day, to really improve health outcomes for patients and the quality of care they can receive, be it by reducing medical errors, better financing care, or improving patient safety.”

HCF has provided more than $27 million in funding for research over the past 21 years.

Applications for the grant close on 1 May. Details are available online.