Our Year in Review 2018/19

Our Year in Review brings together highlights from the past 12 months of improving health outcomes for our communities.

Designed to be experienced online, the PHN’s digital review 2018/19 combines the best stories from our year including videos, photo galleries and data about our programs delivered in collaboration with our community partners.

This year our team of Primary Care Liaison Officers have continued to provide support to general practices with the introduction of the Practice Incentive Payment (PIP) Quality Improvement payment. A total of 240 practices in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region have now registered to receive the payment and these practices will work us to undertake continuous quality improvement activities.

Our GP-led HealthPathways program has also seen considerable growth. We developed 81 localised pages for a range of clinical conditions over the year, which brought the total (including service pathways) to 433 pages. Proving that better health outcomes are achievable when there is effective collaboration between primary care and hospital services, many of the initiatives documented in this report result from our strengthening partnership with the Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

Some of the PHN’s key achievements during the past 12 months include:

  • Over $42 million in funding was provided to community organisations to deliver services to meet local needs.
  • 433 localised HealthPathways pages now available covering clinical conditions and service pathways.
  • Over 504 participants attended GP education events.
  • 266 general practices supported to prepare for accreditation or re-accreditation.
  • Over 19,000 people in our region were provided with mental health and alcohol and other drug services.
  • 75 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children supported to prepare for school.
  • 8,148 older people received entry-level Commonwealth Home Support Program services through our healthy@home consortium.

This year more than $42 million in Australian Government funding was provided to local organisations, delivering much needed healthcare services. These accomplishments would not be possible without the commitment of Brisbane North PHN staff and our community partners, who through their hard work and dedication continue to strive to meet our vision of a community where good health is available to everyone.

To read more visit brisbanenorthphn.org.au/yearinreview.