Activating Primary Care COPD Patients with Multimorbidity (APCOM) Trial

The APCOM Trial is a MRFF-funded primary health care implementation research initiative being conducted by Bond University, UNSW Sydney, University of Queensland, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Wollongong Australia, University of Sydney, Lung Foundation Australia, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The trial aims to improve the quality of life of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other chronic conditions through an innovative nurse-led tailored, self-management program in QLD and NSW general practices.

We will support practice participation by providing a recompense of $500 to each participating practice. General practices allocated to the intervention arm of the trial will be provided a payment of $60/hour for the practice nurse’s time towards attending a one-day training workshop and delivery of the self-management program to participating patients in five health coaching sessions.

GP Information sheet

PN Information sheet

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact the Lead Investigator, Prof Nick Zwar at or 07-5595 5499.