Shared medical appointments (SMAs) are a series of consecutive individual medical consultations in a supportive group setting where all can listen, interact, and learn.
Shared medical appointments (SMAs) are also called group visits and are an evolving way of managing chronic disease in primary care.
An SMA is both an individual consultation and an informal group education session.
We have developed a comprehensive online guide for those practices wanting to establish share medical appointments and group consultations in their practice.
This is available for all Pinnacle practices and Health Care Home Collaborative members. Please contact your practice development facilitator for the access and log-in details.
Learn how to conduct SMAs and become a certified SMA practitioner or facilitator by participating in the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine's 6-hour training - either at a scheduled face-to-face workshop, online workshop (recorded videos) or live webinar series.
There are no face to face workshops scheduled at the moment, but you can get immediate access to complete the workshop entirely online.
On completion, participants will be receive a certificate of completion for CPD purposes. (Link to the training below.)