Tasmania is proving a cautionary tale showing the weaknesses in our national systems for regulating health professions such as doctors and nurses
Over-regulation in general practice is emblematic of a system in need of a serious overhaul
This post looks at the fine line between health advocacy and activism, and the consequences for those who cross it!
How well prepared is your Primary Health Network for natural disasters?
If you don’t know where you are going any road will take you there!
This post provides some pragmatic suggestions about how to clear those troublesome underspends and avoid them in future!
Are whistle-blowers in your organisation likely to be targeted?
Will Australia’s PHNs be told to reduce the ‘cut and thrust’ of market competition in order to enable collaboration and integration?
Commissioners should note that toxic workplace cultures in healthcare settings are dangerous for both staff and their patients!
The answer to rural health sustainability is in our grasp!
This post proposes that PHNs have better mechanisms to share their know-how, resources and expertise.
This post talks about the need for Boards to do a ‘reality test’ on what they are expecting PHNs to achieve!
This post explores how we can use reforms to create a health system that delivers the outcomes that matter most to patients!
This post talk about how health systems can be “shaped” over time to deliver the outcomes that matter most to patients!
Ambulance ramping is the problem we want to have. Read this post to discover why!
It is reassuring to see hospitals and other healthcare providers swinging into action to prepare for a possible pandemic. Health system preparedness is vital, but we shouldn’t overlook the equally important task of helping the […]
As part of an international collective of consultants supporting health system reform globally it is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic will test the capabilities of countries to cope with surging demand. While there has been […]
If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, quacks like a duck, and swims like a duck– it’s probably a duck.
This article in a nutshell The Commonwealth Government has placed GPs as the cornerstone of a reinvigorated primary care system and has mandated them as the central clinician stakeholder group for Primary Health Networks (PHNs). It […]
The Health Care Homes pilot program is still in its early stages so it’s premature to draw any conclusions. However there is one policy aspect that deserves attention. How many Health Care Homes does the […]