Program overview

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.

Eligibility requirements:

  • 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.