Please note: the application period for this opportunity closed at 5pm on Sunday 2 February 2020.
Applications for this project were submitted through COORDINARE's TenderLink site. Applicants for shortlisted projects were required to develop a short form project plan using a provided template. Up to 11 practices across the region were funded. Funded projects had 9 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 they will implement to support their chosen patient cohort
- explain what their practice data and/or local community data indicates about why the project would benefit their patients
- demonstrate they planned to involve consumers in the design and implementation of the model of care.
As part of the project practices were required to:
- develop a project plan and implementation plan with the relevant Health Coordination Consultant
- participate in monitoring and evaluation activities including: measurement of clinical indicators, measurement of patient experience, and measurement of staff experience
- meet regularly with the relevant Health Coordination Consultant or COORDINARE staff
- submit a final report on provided template.
- practices who did not receive funding under the 'Winter Strategy 2019' initiative
- must be an accredited general practice within the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network catchment
- application must have been submitted by 5pm on Sunday 2 February 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
- payments for professional services (i.e. where a payment is made for a medical service item listed in the Medicare Benefit Schedule)
- conference attendances
- board fees.