Review of the impact of GPLOs on the integration of the general practice/community care and hospital sectors

Project Status

Project Coordinator
Felicity Reynolds

Chief Investigators
Mark Harris, Gawaine Powell Davies

Other Team Members
Brian O’Toole, John Oldroyd


This project was one of a series of investigations of GP-hospital integration undertaken for the Department, and built upon an earlier review of the role of GPLOs.


To describe:

  • Changes in the role of GPLOs since the earlier evaluation.
  • The impact of the GPLO role on relationships between hospitals and general practice.

Design and Method

A national survey of Divisions and hospitals, interviews with key informants and case studies.

Key Publications

Reynolds, F., Oldroyd, J, Harris, M, Powell Davies, PG. (2002). More bridges - the continuing impact of General Practice Liaison Officers (GPLOs) in Australia. Sydney, Centre for GP Integration Studies