Doctors in Secondary Schools

Making primary health care more accessible for students most in need

Lena Sanci

Associate Professor Lena Sanci is the expert advisor to the Victorian Government on the Doctors in Secondary Schools Project. Lena spoke about the initiative to Amanda Smith on ABC Radio National’s Life Matters on January 27th.
Life Matters - ABC Radio National

The project will roll out primary care services into 100 disadvantaged secondary schools during 2017/18 and aims to make comprehensive primary care, including preventive health care and medical advice, free and accessible for young people thereby reducing unmet health care needs.  

GPs with an interest in working with young people will undertake special training to work onsite up to one day per week at a local school.

Any GPs interested in learning more about the program can contact Lena on

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A/Prof Lena Sanci