Program overview

Please note: the application period for this opportunity closed at 5pm on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

Applications for this project were submitted through COORDINARE’s TenderLink* site (*please note that Chrome is the preferred browser to access this site).

Close to $400,000 ex GST was dispersed through this initiative. Approximately 21 practices were funded up to $20,000 ex GST each. Funded projects had 12 months from contract start date to complete their project.

Applications were assessed based on responses to the following requirements.

Practices were required to:

  • describe the model of care to support a chosen patient cohort
  • explain what their practice data and/or local community data indicated about why this is relevant for the chosen cohort
  • outline how they planned to incorporate consumer input into the design and delivery of the model of care
  • explain the outcomes the project sought to achieve
  • outline how they will ensure cultural safety is embedded in the model of care
  • provide an overview of the proposed roles and responsibilities for the model of care; as well as existing clinical governance and incident management processes in place.

As part of the project practices were required to:

  • develop a project and implementation plan with the relevant Health Coordination Consultant
  • participate in monitoring and evaluation activities including:
  • measurement of clinical indicators
  • measurement of patient experience
  • measurement of staff experience
  • meet regularly with the relevant Health Coordination Consultant or COORDINARE staff
  • submit a final report on provided template.

Eligibility requirements

  • general practices who were not granted COORDINARE funding for the 'Winter Strategy 2020' or 'Nurse-led clinics' 2020 initiatives
  • must have been an accredited general practice within the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network catchment
  • application must have been submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

The following activities were ineligible for funding under this project:

  • leasing or purchase of vehicles
  • depreciation of expenses
  • activities already undertaken or expenses already incurred
  • research costs
  • items of capital equipment valued greater than $5,000
  • items of capital not directly related to patient outcomes
  • board fees.