Adelaide PHN conducts consultations to better understand the health needs of the Adelaide region.
Reports from all our consultations - be those with community, general practice, or other primary health care stakeholders - can be found on this page.
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Integrated Practice Unit-Youth (IPUY): Mental Health Services for Young People Experiencing or at Risk of Complex Mental Health Conditions Evaluation Report
Adelaide PHN has commissioned the delivery of services for young people aged 16-25 who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing severe and/or complex mental health conditions since July 2018, as part of a suite of primary mental health services. This program is referred to as Integrated Practice Units – Youth (IPUY).
The key priority of the IPUY program evaluation was to gain insights into the operationalisation of IPUY services, with a focus on service model successes and opportunities for improvement.
Following a total of four years of operations across five different sites, the IPUY program was evaluated by Adelaide PHN during mid-2022.
Primary Mental Health Redesign: Stakeholder Consultation Report Summary
In 2021, Adelaide PHN engaged over 100 people in stakeholder consultations to inform the redesign primary mental health care services (PMHCS). Stakeholders provided feedback on Adelaide PHN’s commissioned PMHCS, identified the most vulnerable populations in the community, and shared their views regarding how to improve PMHCS in the context of the proposed ‘Hub’ service delivery model slated to be commissioned in 2022.
To learn more about the key findings and recommendations stemming from the consultations, please access a copy of the report below:
Adelaide PHN Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment and Quality Framework and Approach to AOD Programs Consultation Report
In 2020, Adelaide PHN undertook a needs assessment and redesign of alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services in metropolitan Adelaide. This new approach is fully outlined in the Adelaide PHN AOD Treatment and Quality Framework, which will underpin the approach to all AOD commissioned services commencing from July 2021. In October 2020, Adelaide PHN consulted broadly on this framework and approach with the AOD sector and lived experience stakeholders, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders. Please see below a copy of the consultation report for findings.
Adelaide PHN and CALHN GP/Hospital Consultant Interactive Session Summary Report
In November 2019, Adelaide PHN and CALHN hosted an interactive session to give GPs and hospital consultants working within the central Adelaide region an opportunity to identify quality improvement activities that could be undertaken in response to issues and opportunities that related to poor clinical communication highlighted in previous workshops. The summary report below documents the proceedings and outputs of the interactive session:
Adelaide PHN and LHN GP/Hospital Consultants Workshops Summary Reports
Adelaide PHN partnered with CALHN, NALHN and SALHN to deliver a range of workshops for GPs/hospital consultants in the central, northern and southern regions of Adelaide. The workshops provided opportunities for GPs and hospital consultants to discuss improving the relationship between primary and acute care to help achieve better health outcomes. All workshops followed Enzyme methodology to ensure confidentiality.
Summary reports detailing the findings of each GP/Hospital Consultant Workshop are linked below:
Adelaide GP Round Table Workshops | Summary Reports
Adelaide PHN has been working with GPs in the Adelaide region and discussing how Adelaide PHN can best support general practice and enhance the relationship between primary, acute and tertiary care. Each of these workshops have followed the Enzyme methodology to ensure confidentiality. Summary reports detailing the findings of each of these workshops are linked below:
Clinical Integration at the Local Level Forum | May 2019
In May 2019, Adelaide PHN facilitated the Clinical Integration at the Local Level Forum. The purpose of the forum was to bring health professional organisations together to consider how to enhance delivery of person centred, integrated care to meet the health needs of the community.
Download the summary report here.
GP Information Sessions Priority Care Centres Winter 2019 Proof of Concept Opportunity
Early in April 2019, general practices were invited to attend a series of information sessions in regard to the co-design of proof of concept sites over the 2019 winter period as an alternative pathway for patients (Priority Care Centres). Multiple information sessions were held across the Adelaide region between April 8 and April 11 2019.
A summary of the questions and answers provided at these information sessions is now available: Download PDF here.
This information has been distributed by Adelaide PHN on behalf of SA Health as part of a continued partnership between SA Health and South Australian PHNs to deliver better integrated health care across the primary and acute settings.
National Psychosocial Support Measure | Summary of Community Engagement 2018
Adelaide PHN sought the involvement of community in regard to the development of the National Psychosocial Support Measure (NPSM) and the programs that will be affected by associated changes to psychosocial support. Consultation efforts inlcuded engaging with those accessing these services, their carers, service providers and interested community members. Adelaide PHN conducted two face to face workshops and two online surveys as part of this consultation.
Download the NPSM Summary of Community Engagement 2018 Report here.
Community Engagement with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People in Adelaide | Summary of Workshop December 2017
A workshop was held where 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members came together to explore ways in which Adelaide PHN can meaningfully engage with the community, understand health and service needs and the issues which impact on them.
Download the Summary Report.
Culturally Appropriate Health Services for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People in Adelaide | Summary of Consultation Findings June 2017
Adelaide PHN held three workshops with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the northern, western and southern regions of Adelaide, to explore issues and opportunities related to the provision of culturally appropriate primary health care services. This report provides an overview of the main findings and also outlines our role to:
- Support our commissioned service providers to provide culturally safe services
- Continue to work with community members
- Work with all primary health care providers to develop a more integrated and safe service system
Primary Health Care Service Access for Refugees and New Arrivals Consultation | March 2017
Adelaide PHN undertook a consultation process regarding primary health care access for refugees and new arrivals.
Download the Consultation and Workshop Summary Report
Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (MH&AOD) Reform Consultation | February - March 2016
Adelaide PHN facilitated a broad range of consultations activities early in 2016 to discuss Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (MH&AOD) reform, and encourage wide participation from community members and local providers. Consultation activities included three public forums (engaging 320 service providers and community members), an online consultation via a purpose built platform, and a series of surveys, workshops (involving 210 people).