3.6.4 Communication with the general practitioner

The lead clinician should:

  • ensure regular and timely (within a week) communication with the woman’s general practitioner regarding the treatment plan and recommendations from multidisciplinary team meetings and should notify the general practitioner if the woman does not attend appointments
  • gather information from the general practitioner, including their perspective on the woman (psychological issues, social issues and comorbidities) and locally available support services
  • contribute to the development of a chronic disease and mental healthcare plan as required
  • discuss shared care arrangements, where appropriate
  • invite the general practitioner to participate in multidisciplinary team meetings (consider using video or teleconferencing).