22 June, 2012
Presentation by Prof. David Ashbridge, Barwon Health CEO: The problems and the solutions for primary care and hospital collaboration
Session 1 (Panel discussion): Improving the patient journey - Transitions of Care
Presentation - Dr David Isaac, GP and GP Liaison, St Vincents Health
Presentation - Jon Evans, Director Health Strategy, Department of Health
Session 2: Models for reducing avoidable hospital use
Christine Crosbie, Director Primary Care & Clinical Services, South Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local
Lindsay Holmes, Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer , Northern Health
Tanya Kryvonosova Primary Care Support Officer, Plenty Valley Community Health
Dr Ben Cowie Infectious Diseases Physician, Melbourne Health and Epidemiologist, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory
21 October, 2011:
GPV State Forum: Medicare Locals, Quality Care and Clinical Governance
Panel: Current clinical governace models and issues and application to Medicare Locals
27-28 May, 2011:
GPV State Forum: Medicare Locals - New Accountabilites, New Governance, New roles for GP Leaders
3 September, 2010:
GPV State Forum - Testing your division’s willingness to lead change in primary health care
Presentation: Bill Newton, GPV - Mapping the future
Presentation: Andrew Hollo - Are you prepared for new distributions of power?
Presentation: Richard Shrapnel - Successful PHCOs. What will it take?
21 May, 2010:
GPV State Forum - Primary Health Care Organisations and Divisions
19 September, 2009:
GPV State Forum - Putting divisions on the map: Formulating primary health care organisations in Victoria
Presentation: Libby Kalucy, PHCRIS - Primary Health Care Organisations and Divsions
Presentation: Bill Newton, GPV - Introduction to Discussion of Scenarios for Primary Health Care Organisations in Victoria
29 & 30 May, 2009:
GPV State Forum - Preparing for the Future
Presentation: Terry Findlay, consultant to AGPN - Divisions' Network Performance Development Project - For further information on the Performance Framework, or to have input to the consultation, contact Terry Findlay email@example.com
25 & 26 July, 2008:
GPV State-wide forum - Health system reform and primary care service delivery
26 October, 2007:
GPV Stakeholder Forum - Strengthening the Partnership
19 August, 2007:
GPV quarterly forum – DHS draft position statement on working with general practice
1 May, 2007:
GPV Quarterly Forum – Workforce: Supporting the divisions role
1 February, 2007:
Response to AGPN’s paper on funding models for multidisciplinary teams
Results of the forum
Submission funding documents
21 May, 2006:
GPV Quarterly Forum - May 2006 national and state call centres
In February the Council of Australian Governments agreed on some proposals to improve the health system. One of these proposals is to establish a national call centre. ADGP will be consulting with divisions around Australia about the COAG proposals relevant to divisions of general practice. GPV will pass on the discussion points from the Forum to ADGP. In Victoria, Nurse On-Call began in March and will begin operation as a 24-hour call centre in June 2006. This Forum will give divisions the opportunity to discuss how the call centres being established at state and at national levels can work best. Divisions will be able to give input to ADGP and to GPV so that divisions' views can influence how these national and state policies are implemented. What are the benefits of a national call centre? What are the risks? Will it provide a partial solution to the workload pressures and workforce shortages in general practice? Will it reduce the number of call-outs to GPs after hours? Will it provide information only or triage advice? Who will staff the service? Will it help relieve workforce pressures at the local level, or will it mean that local initiatives disappear? How will it differ from, duplicate or complement the Victorian Health Assist Line - or will it replace it? What safeguards will be in place to ensure high quality health advice? What connections will there be with a caller's regular GP? What can we learn from divisions' experience so far with telephone advice for patients?
20 November, 2005:
GPV Forum - Achievements of collaboratives and the implications for divisions
The purpose of the forum is to provide Chairs of divisions with an opportunity to reflect on the costs and benefits of the collaboratives program and to consider their preferences for the future role of divisions in it. The collaborative program to date, involves 22 divisional groups from 47 divisions in Australia, with 157 practices participating in the first wave and 180 in the second. If 200 are involved in the third, as expected, then the total will be 12% of the 4500 (approximately) practices in Australia (General Practice in Australia, 2004, p.385). At a cost of $15.6 million over three years it is a significant investment in quality improvement but the participants and organisers can demonstrate substantial achievements.
21 August, 2005:
GPV Forum - The role of divisions in primary health care
ADGP will soon release its draft consultation paper outlining the division network's position statement on primary health care policy. This is to be further debated at the National Divisions Forum in Perth in November. The forum presents an opportunity for Victorian division Chairs to form a view about the major items raised within the position statement. Central to the debate is the very reason for divisions' existence. Are we responsible for population health? Should budget-holding be extended beyond MAHS? To what extent should practices be responsible for population health outcomes and if to a large extent, are practices capable of monitoring population health measures?
Draft ADGP Position Statement on Primary Health Care Policy - Kate Carnell
'The ADGP intends to circulate the draft position statement to divisions for comment within the next two weeks.'
15 May, 2005:
GPV Forum- Division responses to emergency situations and public health alters
This forum will provide opportunities for GP Chairs to come to agreement with DHS regarded to: a. Plans in the event of a disaster or emergency b. DHS Communication with GPs through divisions.
Whilst some Victorian divisions have established plans to deal with emergency situations locally, there is no agreement about how the DHS could communicate with the general practice workforce and/or mobilise general practice, or about the roles of divisions in the event of an state wide emergency. The purpose of this event is to provide a forum for Chairs of Victorian Divisions to discuss these issues with key emergency and disaster planning representatives of the DHS, with the aim of coming to an agreement about an appropriate state wide strategy.
20 February, 2005:
GPV Forum - The GP pharmacy interface: co-operation or competition?
The role of pharmacists, particularly community pharmacists, is expanding from that of supplying pharmaceuticals to providing a broader range of medication management services. Recently there has been vigorous debate about the role of community pharmacy within primary care and its potential effect on the quality of care and the GP–patient relationship. The purpose of this event is to provide a forum for Chairs of Victorian Divisions to discuss these issues.
For more information please contact:
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