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The implementation of the Health Promoting Practices project is directly relevant to Standard Two of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, which formalises the integration of patient-centred care into policy and processes. In addition to this key benefit, other benefits for participating practices will include:

  • A supportive framework for practitioners and patients to work together on improving general health and wellbeing
  • Demonstration of a commitment to preventive health and assisting patients’ to achieve overall wellbeing
  • Promotional opportunities for the practice to showcase that they are a leader in health promotion, potentially identifying the practice as a health care provider of choice
  • Improved relationships between practitioners and patients
  • Strengthening relationships between professional groups via referral pathways
  • Opportunities to contribute to the evidence base for further project development
  • Promotion of staff learning in relation to health promotion