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AGPN acknowledges the financial support of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The reform framework Where are we at?. David Butt 21 May 2010. Policy work. Has been extensive Position Statement Blueprint

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AGPN acknowledges the financial support of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

policy work
Policy work
  • Has been extensive
    • Position Statement
    • Blueprint
    • Policy on a wide range of issues arising from the above, plus for and from Federal Government reforms eg.
      • eHealth,
      • Infrastructure
      • mental health
      • practice nursing etc
government announcements endorse clear central message
Government announcements endorse clear central message
  • PHC reform built around general practice
  • Aim to create an integrated and comprehensive platform of services, bringing together privately funded GP services with State-funded community health services
  • Potential significant benefits to community, patients and GPN members
  • Challenges and opportunities for GPNs
where to from here
Where to from here........
  • Moving from claiming the space to implementation phase
  • Many unanswered questions
  • Our role to try to influence the answers and outcomes
    • Aim to not have too much imposed
    • And don’t lose or bargain away what we have achieved
commissioned reports
Commissioned reports
  • KPMG transition plan
  • Carla Cranny & Associates boundary modelling
  • DLA Phillips Fox – membership and governance
  • Eugenia Cronin – leadership and organisational development
transition plan
Transition plan
  • Both a strategy and a plan
    • Based on recent announcements and reasonable assumptions
  • Goes through:
    • Strategic intent: what we are trying to achieve
    • Overview of transition
    • Detailed transition planning
transition plan 2
Transition plan 2
  • Ultimate output a toolkit for transitioning
  • Aim for draft to be released next week
  • Looks complex electronically
    • Will later be issued as manual in a binder with discrete sections
    • Aim to continue to build on it
    • New work and updates to be sent out and slotted in
    • May include State-specific sections
    • Expect will include GPN/PHCO specific sections over time
transition plan 3
Transition plan 3
  • What is the network transitioning to?
  • Main areas of change:
    • Scope and scale of PHCO operations
    • Additional levels of accountability
    • Boundaries and configuration
    • Governance and membership
    • Level of authority of PHCOs
transition plan 4 strategy on
Transition plan 4: strategy on....
  • Program objectives, scope and scale of operation
  • Configuration, regional ‘positioning’ and branding
  • Role and function of national organisation
  • Boundaries, size and number
  • Legal structure
  • Membership
  • Governance
  • Partnerships and stakeholder engagement
  • Performance, improvement and quality systems
  • Funding, authority and accountability
transition plan 5
Transition plan 5
  • Due diligence
    • Regardless of pathway chosen, change is coming
    • Need to determine what you want to do
    • What do you want to become, and do you have the capacity, competence and stamina to do it?
transition plan 6
Transition plan 6
  • Five pathways examined
    • NewCo
    • Transition of existing company
    • Merger
    • Branch office
    • Joint venture
transition plan 7
Transition plan 7
  • Staged implementation
    • Transition plan envisages 10 year timeframe to become fully operational
    • Includes pre-transition tasks, establishment phase, consolidation, ongoing transfer of roles and responsibilities to PHCOs, to full operation
transition plan 8 transition streams
Transition plan 8: Transition streams
  • Governance and corporate structure
  • Stakeholder engagement and partnerships
  • Funding
  • Membership
  • Organisational performance & CQI
  • Accountabilities
  • Business processes
  • Change management
transition plan 9 operating model
Transition plan 9: Operating model
  • Strategic planning and development
  • Health service development, delivery and integration elements
  • Population health & community development elements
  • Workforce planning
next steps
Next steps
  • Depend on funding, gov decisions, process, etc
  • Includes development of due-diligence pre-assessment check-list
  • Transition tools and templates (do it once)
  • Project management team
    • Resource clearing house
    • Change management & organisational development support
    • Marketing ad branding
next steps 2
Next steps 2
  • Don’t be put off by transition plan detail
  • Intended as a guide/tool kit/check list – not to be prescriptive
  • Release will be backed up by navigation guide, webinar, ongoing communications, etc
  • Draft for feedback
governance and membership
Governance and membership
  • DLA Phillips Fox: independent legal advice
  • Based on government announcement, blueprint
  • Independent non-government entities
  • Companies limited by guarantee
governance and membership 2
Governance and membership 2
  • Preferred membership base GP & PHC organisations
    • GPNs or alternative GP entities
    • Community health services
    • Mental heath services
    • ACCHS
    • LHNs
    • Local Government
    • Education providers
governance and membership 3
Governance and membership 3
  • Skills-based Board – some elected and some appointed
  • Strong highly visible clinical leadership
  • Effective clinical governance
  • Consumer and community engagement mechanisms and structures
governance and membership 4
Governance and membership 4
  • Develop as NewCos unless there are compelling local reasons to choose alternative pathways
  • GPN Boards to remain highly mindful of legal responsibilities to existing company during transition process
governance and membership 5
Governance and membership 5
  • Feedback sought from network on governance and membership by 30 May
  • Also on national organisation, recognising transitioning of AGPN & SBOs
  • Vital role in supporting PHCO transition
  • Need to ensure important skills/IP and functions retained & built upon
boundary modelling
Boundary modelling
  • Carla Cranny engaged to develop objective assessment of boundaries for PHCOs following NHHRC report and AGPN Blueprint
  • Nationally consistent criteria relevant to proposed roles and functions of PHCOs
  • Modelling based on population health planning principles and service development models for primary health care environments
core demographic health status and workforce characteristics
Core demographic, health status and workforce characteristics
  • Catchment population size based on June 2008 and projected population growth to 2021
  • Age structure - % 0-4 and % 65 plus and % 85 plus
  • Indigenous and CALD population %
  • Socioeconomic status as proxy for high health need – Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage for PHCO and major variations in proposed catchment
  • Workforce data - limited to GP profile from Division annual returns including patient to GP ratio as need indicator
design criteria
Design criteria
  • Align with LGAs, state boundaries, future LHN boundaries, service delivery environment
  • Size and scale varies considerably
  • Recognises need for branch offices, also role as service providers
  • Preferred Victorian option:
    • 8 metro
    • 7 rural
federal government view
Federal Government view
  • Half as many PHCOs as LHNs
  • Good to have boundary alignment where possible
  • Open to cross border models
  • Victorian LHNs – likely to be structured very differently to other States
current possible lhn scenario
Current possible LHN scenario
  • Vic 44
  • NSW 20
  • Qld 20
  • SA 4
  • WA 4
  • NT 1
  • ACT 1
  • Tas 1
  • Total 95
organisational leadership development
Organisational & leadership development
  • Work modelled on UK transition from PCGs to PCTs
  • Focus on leadership, skills development, capacity building, systems design
  • Culture to drive development of high performing PHCOs which maximise skills of workforce and are a truly great place to work
  • Major role for GPNs/PHCOs supported by AGPN & SBOs