Primary Health Networks: key questions, challenges and role of the PCP

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: General News, Health Reform,

Primary Health Networks: key questions, challenges and role of PCP

While the media has been focussed on the Government’s proposed GP co-payment, there have been potentially bigger changes to primary health care progressing behind the scenes. The transition from Medicare Locals to Primary Health Networks (PHNs) may not appear significant, as the functions and objectives of both organisations are very similar. However, there are some key changes in relation to ownership and structure of the new PHNs which have the potential to fundamentally change our primary health care sector read more