GP practice resources

General practice management plan for coronary heart disease (CHD)

The General Practice Management Plan (GPMP) is designed to support general practice by using the chronic disease management (CDM) Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items in implementing best practice interventions.

The GPMP is based on the National Heart Foundation of Australia's Reducing risk in heart disease: An expert guide to clinical practice for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, updated 2012 (PDF). Also see our coronary heart disease resources.

Developed by the Heart Foundation, the GPMP is provided to health professionals as a tool for CHD management in general practice. The sections "Recommendations" and "Recommended targets/goals" should not be changed or altered in any way.

For more information, call (03) 9321 1560 or email clinicalissues@heartfoundation.org.au.

GPMP for CHD: paper-based version

This GPMP is a generic template. A MS Word version of the template is provided below for viewing before importing or to convert to another general practitioner desktop software of your choice.

The GPMP template is currently available for Medical Director, Best Practice and Genie.

Download MS word version.

Software vendors

We welcome discussion about opportunities to convert the Heart Foundation's GPMP for CHD template to other clinical software and encourage practices to integrate the template into existing desktop software system.

Email clinicalissues@heartfoundation.org.au for more information.

Instructions for importing templates into Medical Director

IMPORTANT: do not open the .rtf file. Opening the file will make the data field in the template inactive.

Right click on the file below and select ‘Save target as’. Go to the folder or location in the hard drive of the computer where you want to save it and select ‘Save’.

Medical Director - import instructions:

  1. Open Medical Director and then Letter Writer 
  2. In ‘File’ menu, select ‘Modify template’ then select ‘Blank template‘ and ‘Open’
  3. In ‘File’ menu, select ‘Import’, find the template file and select ‘Open’ 
  4. In ‘File’ menu, select ‘Save as template’, type in the name you want to call it and select ‘Save’.

Download GPMP for CHD template for Medical Director - do not open this file. Please follow the above instructions to save this file.

Instructions for Importing Templates into Best Practice

IMPORTANT: do not open the .rtf file. Opening the file will make the data field in the template inactive. 

Right click on the file below and select ‘Save target as’. Go to the folder or location in the hard drive of the computer where you want to save it and select ‘Save’.
 
Best practice - import instructions:

  1. Open a New Letter and from 'Templates' menu select 'Import templates'
  2. Locate downloaded file and open
  3. From 'File' menu select 'Save as'. Type in an appropriate Template name and click on Save

Download GPMP for CHD template for Best Practice - do not open this file. Please follow the above instructions to save this file.

Instructions for Importing Templates into Genie

IMPORTANT: do not open the .4W7 file. Opening the file will make the data field in the template inactive.

Right click on the file below and select ‘Save target as’. Go to the folder or location in the hard drive of the computer where you want to save it and select ‘Save’.

Genie - import instructions

  1. Create a letter for any patient
  2. Select 'New Template' from the Template pop up menu
  3. Select 'Open' from the File menu of 4D Write, and navigate to the downloaded file
  4. Give the template a name
  5. Click the 'Save' button.

Download GPMP for CHD template for Genie - do not open this file. Please follow the above instructions to save this file.

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