Being the change – working with government for improved outcomes

Dr Timothy Denton, Chair of Western Primary Health Network, and I are currently writing a submission to work with the Federal Government to enquire into and report on best practice in chronic disease prevention and management in primary health care, aimed at reducing the ongoing escalating financial burden to our health care sector.

We have noted through anecdotal evidence gathered via our nurse-led chronic and preventative disease clinic that frequent visits and boosting client engagement have greatly benefited clinical outcome parameters.

Tim and I have been speaking nationally at conferences on the clinical outcomes and financial incentives currently available to the primary health sector to engage other medical practices in this current model of care.

Minister for Health Susan Ley, states the government will release $6.4 million dollars to fund nurse training in the primary health sector over the next three years.

For further information, refer to this APNA YouTube video.