Welcome to WAPHA's first eNewsletter
Connect is your montly update on all things happening in primary health care across Western Australia’s three PHN regions – Perth North, Perth South and Country WA.
We are currently developing an email based newsletter that will give you the best information targeted to your region and interests, so we’d love to hear what you want to know and read about.
Until then please enjoy our first newsletter and we look forward to working with you to improve health equity for all Western Australians.
In this edition:
- Message from the CEO
WAPHA has been in operation for just over three months focusing on establishing Western Australia’s three Primary Health Networks (PHNs) – Perth North, Perth South and Country WA. Read more
Read the WAPHA information booklet here.
- Perth North PHN update
Meet Perth North PHN general manager Andy Barnes. Read more
- Perth South PHN update
Meet Perth South PHN general manager Bernadette Kenny. Read more
- Country WA PHN update
Meet Country WA PHN general manager Linda Richardson. Read more
- WAPHA hits the ground running
WAPHA has been busy over the last quarter laying the foundations to successfully operate WA’s three Primary Health Networks. View our achievements here.
- HealthPathways WA launched
Mental Health Commissioner Tim Marney was a keynote speaker at the launch of HealthPathways, a web-based portal which assists GPs to provide the most effective treatment and find local specialists and services for their patients. Read more
- GPs, community to be at the centre of committees
WAPHA recognises that clinical commissioning and community engagement are vital to ensure that the right services are commissioned with the outcomes that matter, and that those services are delivered to the right people, at the right place, and at the right time. Read more
In mid-November the Australian Hospital Health Association released its research paper ‘Primary Health Networks as a disruptive force for positive change’.
The paper highlighted eHealth systems as central in the efforts to optimise primary care by improving the management of chronic care, encouraging broad-based general care or team-based care and better care co-ordination. Read more
- WA Health Excellence Awards
WAPHA congratulates all winners at the recent WA Health Excellence Awards 2015.
In particular WAPHA acknowledges the Multisystemic Therapy Program Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for winning in the WAPHA sponsored category for Overcoming inequities. Read more