1385 - Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) for Type 2 Diabetes Management

Page last updated: 25 October 2016

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

SMAs are medical appointments carried out individually in a group of consenting patients by
a GP and 2-3 other health professionals. They are led by a GP and include a Practice Nurse (PN), facilitator (diabetes educator, dietitian, psychologist etc) and a Documenter who details
medical records in real time.

Description of Medical Condition

Patients with diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), or pre-diabetes (with an accompanying chronic condition) as determined by HBA1C or other accepted measures of hyperglycaemia. T2D is an inflammatory metabolic disorder determined largely by lifestyle (and thus largely preventable), which is in epidemic proportions in western countries, including Australia.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type

Single consultation

Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Final Protocol (PDF 428 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 297 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 95 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 97 KB)

Meetings for this Application


16 April 2015
11 - 12 December 2014


11 - 12 February 2016


30 - 31 March 2016