Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) is one of 31 independent organisations funded by the Australian Government to commission programs and services to address the primary health needs of their communities, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes.
The Australian Government has articulated seven priority areas for PHNs – mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, population health, health workforce, digital health, aged care and drug and alcohol services.
PHNs were established with the specific objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes; and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
“Commissioning is a continual and iterative cycle involving the development and implementation of services based on planning, procurement, monitoring and evaluation. Commissioning describes a broad set of linked activities, including needs assessment, priority setting, service design and procurement through contracts, monitoring of service delivery, and review and evaluation.”
PHN Planning in a Commissioning Environment – A Guide
Commissioning is core business for PHNs and is guided by a national PHN Commissioning Framework. The Framework describes commissioning as a cycle starting with the assessment of health needs and annual planning; the co-design of solutions to address those needs; the procurement of services and implementation of co-designed solutions; and finally the monitoring of performance and evaluation of impact – which in turn informs subsequent assessment and planning processes.
Through effective commissioning of services, Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) is addressing the identified health needs of our community at a regional level, and responding to health reforms and directions from the Commonwealth Government.
We encourage you to register should you wish to be notified of future health service, consultancy, or corporate procurement opportunities.
We will send an email directly to parties who have registered with GCPHN for notifications of specific commissioning opportunities. Note: please don’t forget to click ‘submit’ at the end of completing the online form.
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Our notifications are published through Tenderlink and advertised on social media (if relevant), through email and website banners and via online and print publications.
You may also wish to sign up to receive Your Primary Health Network News. Your Local Primary Health Network News is a monthly publication produced by Gold Coast Primary Health Network. It features commissioning opportunities and useful information for stakeholders, community organisations, the general public, allied health and healthcare professionals.
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