COORDINARE recently invited general practices to apply for funding to help them move towards a Patient Centred Medical Home model of care.
Applications are now closed. A panel will review the applications and successful practices will receive support and funding to develop and implement their idea.
The burden of chronic disease in South Eastern NSW is higher than state and national averages for many long term conditions. This, combined with our ageing population (and ageing primary care workforce) means that demands on health care services are increasing. General practices face competing pressures: maintaining quality of care, and reasonable workloads, while patient demand and costs are increasing.
The way health care is delivered needs to continue to evolve to enhance patient care and experience, improve population health, reduce costs and improve job satisfaction of health providers. This will see more and more practices shift to a Patient Centred Medical Home approach.
To apply for funding practices needed to complete a simple Expression of Interest (EOI). We recommended that practices speak with their Health Coordination Consultant in preparing their application. EOIs are now closed and will be reviewed by an independent selection panel. Applicants for shortlisted projects will be invited to develop a short form project plan together with your Health Coordination Consultant for the final selection process. Up to 12 practices across the region will be funded. Funded projects must be completed on or prior to 30 June 2018.
Applications will be evaluated against the following criteria.
Practices were required to briefly:
Additional consideration will be given to proposals that:
Some key concepts to consider when putting together your application are: person centred care, the Patient Centred Medical Home model of care and the 10 Building Blocks. You can access relevant resources on the COORDINARE website.
As part of the project you must be willing to:
The following activities are ineligible for funding under this project:
The above list is indicative and is not intended to be exhaustive.