Do you want to be involved in a study that will improve your skills in the management of knee osteoarthritis?

The PARTNER project team would like to invite you and your patients to participate in trialing a new model of service delivery using evidence based non-surgical treatments.
Depending on the group allocated to you, you could benefit by:
  • Access to updating the most recent evidence for non-surgical OA interventions
  • Patient support from a multidisciplinary team (e.g. Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Occupational Therapists) for 12 months
  • Free software and training (chronic disease management software)
  • Opportunity for 40 category 1 RACGP QI&CPD points
  • $500 per practice
  • $100 per participating GP
Benefits to patients in the study include:
  • Tailored, evidence based support from a multidisciplinary team over a 12 month period
  • Telephone or email-based support including:
    • Self-management education
    • Individualised exercise and strengthening program
    • Weight loss intervention (if required)
    • Advice and support on OA management
Practice eligibility criteria:
  • Must have at least 1 GP willing to participate in the study
  • Must use a clinical software (Medical Director, Best Practice, ZedMed, Monet, Communicare and MedTech) compatible with cdmNet
If you are interested in participating in the PARTNER study, please contact us

This study is a RCT funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

PARTNER study trial registration (ACTRN1261700159530)

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