PHN Cooperative Submission – September 2019
PHN Cooperative Response – February 2021
PHN Cooperative Submission – March 2022
NSW Rural PHNs Submission – January 2021
PHN Cooperative Submission
PHN Cooperative Briefing Paper – May 2022
PHN Cooperative White Paper – January 2021
Outlines recommendations to provide a platform for integrated emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts in the future.
The extraordinary circumstances of 2020 have highlighted the important role that should be held by primary care providers and PHNs during times of crisis. Primary health care is an important part of Australia’s healthcare system but while there is much goodwill and commitment from primary care providers, they are not able to maximise existing capabilities for response, relief and recovery, without coordination, leadership and support.
Although Commonwealth and state agencies have the overall responsibility for on-the-ground disaster management, during natural disasters or health emergencies, PHNs offer the opportunity to coordinate a strong primary health care response that will deliver care where and when it is needed, reducing pressure on the acute sector and ensuring an organised and effective response.
PHN Cooperative White Paper – November 2020
The outcome of a strategic project undertaken by all 31 PHNs (the PHN Cooperative) to articulate a proposed future for the PHN Program over the next five years. The paper incorporates a preliminary PHN Program purpose and principles, definition of current, emerging and potential future PHN roles and responsibilities, current barriers and challenges, and key opportunities for the realisation of PHNs’ full potential in achieving ambitious outcomes aligned to the Quadruple Aim.
The Paper outlines: