Group consultations

SHARED Medical Appointments (SMAs), as previously discussed in this column, are “a series of individual consultations sequentially attending to each patient’s unique needs in a supportive group setting where all can listen, interact and learn”.1

SMAs have been gaining interest in mainstream primary care following a report2 to the RACGP by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, which showed a high level of patient and provider satisfaction with such a process (and for which I must confess a vested interest as