June 2022 edition : Collaborative Commissioning

Care Partnership ‑ Diabetes is a partnership between Far West and Western NSW local health districts, Western NSW Primary Health Network and the NSW Rural Doctors Network.

It applies a Collaborative Commissioning model to take a one health system mindset for type 2 diabetes mellitus care.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus was selected as the focus due to its high prevalence, significant implications for health and wellbeing, and the potential for marked improvements in coordinated and integrated care across the region.

Central Western NSW General Practitioner (GP), Dr Ai‑Vee Chua, says the program represents a very real opportunity to really make a difference to people in Western NSW in terms of their diabetes care and health outcomes and the potential to influence the next generation and future generations to come.

Care Partnership – Diabetes will continue to be co‑produced in partnership with regional and local stakeholders. This will include partnering with GP practices, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and others who have local knowledge that is integral to the design and implementation of services that will be accessed by communities.

“It’s the first real thing I’ve been involved in where all the key health organisations have made a commitment to really working together towards shared health outcomes.

This provides a vehicle for really making a difference for the people we look after. We have so many challenges in Western NSW we need to do something differently to really make the change."

Dr Ai‑Vee Chua, Central Western NSW General Practitioner

More information

Visit the Western NSW Public Health Network website: Care Partnership  Diabetes 


Current as at: Wednesday 22 June 2022
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