Supporting The Primary Care Workforce

Adelaide PHN provide and commission a range of services, programs and activities to support and build capacity of the primary health care workforce in the Adelaide metropolitan area. We have a particular focus on general practice, but also support specialists, allied health, and pharmacy.

We commission a suite of services and activities to support local providers - from funding the provision of regular accredited education and professional development opportunities, to initiatives like the GP Psychiatry Support Line and Champion Nurse Immunisation Program (providing mentoring and direct support to immunisation providers). 

We partner with other local stakeholders to co-fund and support programs like HealthPathways South Australia (an online portal providing access to comprehensive, evidence-based assessment, management, service and referral information), the SA Immunisation Hub, and the SA Primary Health Care Conference

More detail about these and our other primary health care provider focussed programs, activities and services can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Adelaide PHN supports an active practice support team - our facilitators conduct regular visits to local practices to help connect providers to information and resources, and offer guidance about current Adelaide PHN opportunities. Our digital health team assist practices with support, education and resources including the expansion of My Health Record, the Practice Incentives Program (PiP), and eHealth incentive (or ePiP).

Adelaide PHN promotes quality improvement and offer resources to build capacity of practice teams such as:

We engage regularly with local primary health care providers via our consultation events, through our clinical councils, and as part of our annual needs assessement process.

If you are a primary health care provider and know of an issue affecting the deliver and experience of primary care locally - we encourage you to get involed or get in touch (email or call 8219 5900). Adelaide PHN can be an influential advocate and provider inputs assist us to better understand and respond to the real issues facing our region's health system. 

Does your
practice need support?

Get in touch with our facilitators or request a visit from the team by emailing
Read more about what we offer in our Practice Support brochure

Scroll through our range of commissioned services focussed on supporting the primary health care providers

or explore all of our programs via our directory of programs and services page

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