If you are involved in research within the field of general practice --

DCP can be used to assist

  1. Patient recruitment.

  2. Patient information gathering.

  3. Intervention analysis.

  4. Printing Waiting Room information sheets.

DCP has been used in the following published research studies.


Frank OR, Aylward P, Stocks NP.  Patient acceptance and perceived utility of pre-consultation prevention summaries and reminders in general practice: pilot study. BMC Family Practice 2011, 12:40 doi:10.1186/1471-2296-12-40.  Available from:


Increasing prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis through automated opportunistic reminders to patients, general practitioners and practice nurses.   2011 RACGP/Osteoporosis Australia Bone Health Research Grant.  Dr. Oliver Frank, Professor Nigel Stocks, Dr. Paul Aylward.

Management of obesity in patients with low health literacy in primary health care 2015

COMPaRE-PHC (Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care)


Frank OR, Aylward P, Stocks NP.  Development of pre-consultation prevention summary and reminder sheets for patients: preliminary study of acceptability and sustainability. Aust Fam Physician. May 2014, 43(5):310-314.  Available from:


“International report of the use of the Doctors Control Panel software"

Our report of the unique waiting room or pre-consultation feature of the Doctors Control Panel software was published in the May/June 2017 issue of Annals of Family Medicine, the world's highest ranked journal of family medicine.

The published report can be viewed at .”

2017 Publishing pending

Can pre-consultation patient-directed reminder sheets improve preventive care for type 2 diabetes in general practice?

Shyam Kumar:Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne

Head supervisor: Dr Phyllis Lau

Co-supervisor: A/Prof Robyn Woodward-Kron

Technical support & project advisor: Dr Anton Knieriemen

Project advisor: Dr Oliver Frank

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