WA Primary Health Alliance is a coalition of peak health organisations working towards a better health system for WA’s future.
Improved health equity in Western Australia.
To build a robust and responsive patient centred primary health care system through innovative and meaningful partnerships at the local and state-wide level.
In early 2015, the Commonwealth Government awarded WAPHA the contract to operate WA’s three Primary Health Networks (PHNS) – Perth North , Perth South and Country WA.
The two key functions of the PHNs, which align with WAPHA’s vision, are:
- Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of primary care services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes
- Improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
WAPHA recognises the important role GPs play in primary health care. GPs have been purposefully identified by WAPHA as playing an integral role in integrating health services and ultimately improving the patient journey.
GPs are embedded in WAPHA’s business model with representation on the WAPHA Board , PHN Councils , the Clinical Commissioning Councils and the Regional Clinical Commissioning Councils.
Built in to WAPHA’s operating model are three tiers of clinical engagement to support GPs and assist driving change in primary and social care through:
- Formal structures to support integrated care
- Clinical governance and advisory processes
- Emerging trends that require clinical leadership
WAPHA will work GPs, clinicians and allied health professionals and lead the discussion around population health needs and feed into the decision making process of potential services required on a local level through an outcomes based commissioning approach.