Adelaide PHN - An Australian Government Initiative

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General Practice Support Adelaide PHN - An Australian Government Initiative

General Practice Support

The Adelaide PHN is one of 31 Primary Health Networks funded by the Commonwealth Government and established on 1st July 2015.  The Adelaide PHN is responsible for achieving the Commonwealth objectives for metropolitan South Australia; approximately 1.2 million people living between Sellicks Hill and Angle Vale.

The Adelaide PHN is a commissioning organisation and will not provide direct service delivery.  Our role is to improve the health journey and experience of our population, focus on chronic disease, better coordination and integration of services and support for the primary health care workforce.

Practice Support Activities

We provide a range of commissioned services, programs and support to improve primary healthcare in the Adelaide metropolitan area. Our GP Support Brochure is available here for download and our activities are listed below.

  • Practice Support Team
    The Adelaide PHN is keen to hear from you.  Our Practice Support Officers are here to assist you, find out what is important to you and what issues are making an impact. Our staff can link you to information and resources, provide advice and guidance, including current Adelaide PHN opportunities. Click here for more information.
  • Primary Links (weekly eNews)
    Adelaide PHN provides a regular eNewsletter communique to General Practice. This brief electronic email includes upcoming education, events and news relevant to general practice.
  • Clinician engagement
    Adelaide PHN has established three GP-led Clinical Councils to advise our Board on local clinical service needs and solutions. In addition, the Southern (in development) and Northern Regional GP Councils represent the views of General Practitioners via the Clinical Councils. For more information click here.

  • Digital Health
    With the relaunch of the ‘My Health Record’ and changes to the Practice Incentives Program (PiP) eHealth incentive (or ePiP), Adelaide PHN is providing resources, education and training for General Practice. For up to date information click here.

  • Immunisation
    Adelaide PHN provides a centralised and coordinated Immunisation Hub to provide support and advice to practices and information updates and education and facilitates the Immunisation Provider Network. For more information on our Immunisation Hub , please click here.

  • Our Programs
    Adelaide PHN have a range of current health services and programs addressing priority population health needs. We provide information and resources to support Aged Care, Palliative Care, After Hours service delivery and information about Mental Health and Closing the Gap programs in our region.

  • Primary Health Care (PHC) Nurse Networks
    These nurse-led meetings are held in the south and north of the metropolitan area and provide education and professional development opportunities for Primary Health Care Nurses.  Please  click here for registration and more information.

  • Education and training
    Adelaide PHN provides accredited and quality education and training through SAPMEA in the central and southern areas of Adelaide and through the Northern Health Network in the northern  and western areas. For information, please click here.

  • Advocacy and support
    Adelaide PHN can be an influential advocate for General Practice.  We can advocate to professional associations and peak bodies and have extensive networks and partnerships within the healthcare and government sectors.  We also alert primary health care providers to opportunities where their voices can be and should be heard and facilitate opportunities for you to have your say.

  • Workforce support
    Our website can facilitate your recruitment needs by hosting your listing. We will also alert you to relevant professional and career development opportunities and events.


The Adelaide PHN team will continue to develop our range of support services across the region.  We appreciate your advice in assisting us to identify service needs and look forward to your feedback.

Please feel free contact our Practice Support Team.