The ‘Gippsland Primary Care Partnerships’ was established to ensure greater collaboration and coordination between the 4 Primary Care Partnerships (PCPs) across the Gippsland Region.
The Gippsland Primary Care Partnerships:
- Enhance strategic growth
- Ensure more efficient use of limited resources
- Ensure alignment of PCP activity in line with identified Gippsland health priorities
- Advocate for the specific needs of the Gippsland region on a local and Statewide platform
- Strengthen collaborative partnerships across the Gippsland region
- Across Gippsland the 4 PCPs connect 56 organisations from many different sectors – hospitals, GPs, local government, universities, community health services, disability services, problem gambling services, women’s health, mental health services, sports groups, schools and many more.
These diverse organisations are working together to plan around the needs of the community, to share their skills and expertise, and align their efforts. In bringing these health and social service organisations together, PCPs are finding new ways of collaborating and sharing valuable learnings, research and information.
They are also enabling more effective integrated planning when it comes to the health needs of the community, and developing the service system, through co-ordination, by making better use of data, evidence-informed interventions and a common planning framework.
In all, these robust partnerships are delivering real results – particularly, better health and social outcomes for community members – at the local level.