Commissioning enables Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) to use its limited resources to improve the health outcomes of the Gold Coast community by shaping the health and community care system.
Commissioning is committing limited resources to health and community care interventions with the aim of improving the health system and delivering better consumer outcomes. Commissioning relies on robust relationships and established trust at the local level.
It is a needs-led and outcome-evaluated process. Stakeholders work to identify needs and co-design solutions. The procurement of services is only one possible outcome to the commissioning process.
Commissioning underpins all areas of the PHN’s work, including analysis and planning, support for GPs and other healthcare providers and purchasing health and community care interventions.
Commissioning is an on-going cyclical process. Needs are assessed through community consultation and solutions are designed in partnership with stakeholders.
Transparent processes are used to promote the implementation of these solutions, including the identification of providers from whom services may be purchased.
These solutions are then evaluated and the evaluation outcomes used to inform further assessment and planning.
If your organisation is interested in working with GCPHN, please visit our Commissioning Opportunities page for more information.