We have been working with practice teams to increase accreditation, this year over 

83%

of general practices across the metropolitan region have achieved accreditation

GP and Primary Health
Care Professional Development
Across Adelaide

We continue to support local primary health care providers with high quality professional development to provide opportunities for clinical upskilling, collaboration, and ensuring delivery of more integrated, person centered care across our region.

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Supporting Providers with Professional Development Grants

Whilst many professional development events were impacted by COVID-19, we continued to offer one off grants and sponsorships to local primary health care providers as part of our commitment to driving quality improvement and capacity building of the local workforce. 

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Throughout the year, our commissioned service providers delivered:

continuing professional development events

43

local primary health care professionals in attendance

with over

881

In addition 18 dedicated mental health education events were delivered with over 394 health professionals

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Working Together with Providers Across Primary and Tertiary Care Settings to Improve Integration

Building upon the recommendations from our 2018/19 GP Round Table Sessions, we held:

  • Three GP and Hospital Consultant Workshops 

  • Followed by one Interactive Session with GPs and hospital consultants 
     

These sessions focused on identifying issues affecting the delivery of health care and exploring opportunities to enhance the relationship between primary and tertiary care settings. Across these sessions, we saw participation by 79 providers from the primary and tertiary space. 

Across the year, over 7,000 VISITS to our website’s training and events calendar, SUPPORTING PROMOTION AND ACCESS to primary health care provider focused PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES across the Adelaide metropolitan region

New Milestones for HealthPathways SA 

In partnership with SA Health and Country SA PHN, we continued to expand HealthPathways SA and recently surpassed the milestone of 200 pathways available via this portal. 

 

Each clinical pathway and information page launched on the portal has been drafted, developed and/or localised through the consultation of local GPs, hospital consultants, nurses, allied health providers and other subject matter experts. This program is an example of collaborative action across the primary and acute sectors, with providers working together to develop consistent pathways of care and improve people’s experience and journey through the local health system.

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Health Care Homes

The Health Care Homes trial continued to help people better manage their health conditions by providing access to coordinated and integrated care tailored to their needs. 

 

Across the year, we supported 13 Health Care Home sites who together have 1,971 patients enrolled.

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Our practice support team responded to over 

14,900

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE ENQUIRIES 

and, prior to COVID-19 restrictions, our team provided over 1,800  PRACTICE VISITS 

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GP Liaison Units: Expanding on Our Success 

Adelaide PHN's and Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN)'s joint Northern Adelaide GP Liaison Unit (GPLU) continued for its second year. The Northern Adelaide GPLU continued working with general practice and hospital staff to identify and undertake quality improvement activities that improve the interface between primary and hospital care. 

 

In 2019-20 the Northern Adelaide GPLU was joined by companion projects with Central and Southern Local Health Networks, establishing GP Units in each of the Adelaide metropolitan regional Local Health Networks.

We saw a 12% INCREASE in

GENERAL PRACTICE ACCREDITATION

compared to last year, with over 83% of  PRACTICES 
across our region ACHIEVING ACCREDITATION

 

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ADELAIDE PHN's ANNUAL REPORT 19 / 20