Primary Care Project - Update
NCETA, NDARC and international colleagues continue to collaborate on a project aimed at enhancing General Practitioners' (GP) alcohol brief intervention responses. As part of that collaboration, an Expression of Interest was submitted to the Bupa Health Foundation to conduct the first randomised controlled trial in Australia of GP facilitated access to the Healthier Drinking Choices (HDC) website. If approved for funding, the trial will also evaluate the effectiveness of the HDC as a brief intervention tool in a primary care setting.
In the interim, NCETA and NDARC are undertaking pilot studies in Adelaide and Sydney to test the feasibility of implementing large scale multi-site trial of GP facilitated online support for risky drinkers.