“The aim of the Society is to support primary care health professionals to deliver high-quality clinically effective care, in order to improve the lives of people living with diabetes”
WHO THE PCDSA ARE
The Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia (PCDSA) is a Society of health practitioners with an interest in primary care diabetes in Australia. The Society was established in 2015 and is a not-for-profit organisation. Become a member of the PCDSA here.
THE NEED FOR THE PCDSA
There are over one million people in Australia who have been diagnosed with diabetes. The majority of these people will receive their health care in the primary care setting. Australia has a number of organisations representing parts of the diabetes therapeutic community; all are vitally important in their own right but none represent the multidisciplinary nature of diabetes in primary care.
AIMS OF THE PCDSA
The overarching mission of the PCDSA is to support primary health care professionals to deliver high-quality clinically effective care, in order to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. Our specific aims are to:
- Share best practice in delivering quality diabetes care
- Provide high-quality education tailored to health professional needs
- Be a unique voice for all professionals working in primary care intent on improving standards of diabetes care
- Show leadership at local, national and international level, collaborating with all organisations involved in promoting high-quality diabetes care
- Promote and participate in high-quality research in diabetes
- Disseminate up-to-date, evidence-based information to health professionals
- Form partnerships and collaborate with other diabetes-related, high-level professional organisations committed to the care of people with diabetes
- Promote coordinated and timely interdisciplinary care