Comprehensive Primary Care - Communities of Practice

Welcome to Primary Health Exchange, an online consultation hub where you can find information about Comprehensive Primary Care and the support provided to practices.

WAPHA use the underpinning principles of the Patient Centred Medical Home (PCMH) to inform our development of a Comprehensive Primary Care model for WA general practice.

The PCMH is rapidly evolving to be the future of primary health care internationally. The principles that underpin PCMH are universally relevant and fundamental to strong primary care. The model plays a pivotal role in achieving improved health of populations, enhanced patient experiences, health care cost reductions and better support for health professionals – also known as the Quadruple Aim.


Welcome to Primary Health Exchange, an online consultation hub where you can find information about Comprehensive Primary Care and the support provided to practices.

WAPHA use the underpinning principles of the Patient Centred Medical Home (PCMH) to inform our development of a Comprehensive Primary Care model for WA general practice.

The PCMH is rapidly evolving to be the future of primary health care internationally. The principles that underpin PCMH are universally relevant and fundamental to strong primary care. The model plays a pivotal role in achieving improved health of populations, enhanced patient experiences, health care cost reductions and better support for health professionals – also known as the Quadruple Aim.


  • Site Under Construction

    WAPHA are currently working on re-launching this web page

    Please continue to access all the documents and webinars in the document library.

    If you have any suggestions on how this webpage could be used within your practice or have any suggestions on future content, please feel free to contact me; elysha.mcmahon@wapha.org.au or your Primary health liaison or Facilitator with your feedback.




  • Comprehensive Primary Care Communities of Practice

    The Comprehensive Primary Care Communities of Practice event held at WA Primary Health Alliance offices was attended by practice principals and practice managers. The objective of this event was to bring together the Practice principals and business managers of Comprehensive Primary Care practices to share information, network and workshop ideas.

    You can find the event summary and the presentation in the document library.

    We would like to thank all who attended and to recognise the great contribution of our presenter Stefanie Johnstone, Dr Belinda Wozencroft and Dr Lyn Wren.
  • New Heart health assessment MBS item

    From 1 April there are two new MBS items related to Heart Health Assessment please click on the link below for more details;

    http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/news-2019-04-01-latest-news-April


  • QI PIP Update

    Update:

    · The new Quality Improvement (QI) Practice Incentive Program (PIP) was due to start on 1 May 2019. It has now been delayed until 1 August 2019.

    · The five PIP incentives for Asthma, Quality Prescribing, Cervical Screening, Diabetes and General Practitioner Aged Care Access will continue until 31 July 2019.

    What are practices required to do?

    To be eligible for the QI PIP, practices will need to:

    · be an accredited general practice

    · share a minimum set of aggregated data with their local Primary Health Network (PHN), such as the number of patients who are diabetic, the percentage who smoke, the cardiovascular risk and weight profile.

    · demonstrate a commitment to quality improvement.

    What next?

    Further information on participation requirements will be made available by the Australian Department of Health shortly.



  • The Financial Viability of Team-Based Care, Transforming to a High-Performing Practice & Data Driven Improvement in General Practice Workshop

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    Another successful WAPHA / CPC event presented by Dr Walid Jammal, Dr Paresh Dawda, Madeline Jammal and Amireh Ghorob Tolhurst.

    A big thank you to everyone who attended these workshops. we had 54 attendees on Friday 15/02 and 48 attendees on Saturday the 16/02.

    We have had very positive feedback and we look forward to seeing you all at our next training sessions in April with Katrina Otto.




  • Medical Practice Assisting Initiative Update

    Over the past few months the CPC team have been working on the logistics, promotion and selection process for the Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting which has been offered to all the CPC practices.

    This course will provide much needed support in the smaller rural practices where administration staff will be trained to provide clinical support to the GP’s.

    In the larger practices it will provide wonderful opportunities to diversify the administration role and encourage innovation.

    In all locations it will be beneficial in providing a career path for staff, with the intent to increase stabilisation of the workforce.

    We have 33 confirmed students who will commence their training in early February 2019.


  • Measles Alert

    Please see the new document in regards to the latest Measles Alert issued 17/08/2018


    https://phexchange.wapha.org.au/25187/documents/85179

  • Comprehensive Primary Care Capacity building initiatives for Country WA

    As part of Comprehensive Primary Care, Partnership Practices are able to access a range of capacity building initiatives. See the document now published in the document library for the full details of initiatives that are available.


  • Better Health, Together

    WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) is currently working to develop the Better Health, Together online knowledge-sharing platform. As you share your local knowledge on this platform, we would appreciate if you could let us know how user friendly you find it. This will assist us to modify it to a version which is ready for all West Australians to use.


    Please visit the link for more information on Better Health, Together.

    The link is located in the links library

  • Indigenous Specific MBS Guide

    There is a new document added to the document library.

    In the Guide you'll find information on Indigenous-specific Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) service and initiatives. Identifying and using these MBS items in the right way can help indigenous patients access the most appropriate Medicare services, including for preventative health and the management of chronic disease. This is especially importing in making sure Indigenous Australians receive the health sevices they need and achieve better long term health outcomes.

    Please click the title of this article or the document in the library for access.