Programs

HNECC PHN works with local primary health care providers, Hunter New England & Central Coast Local Health Districts and NGOs to meet local health care needs across our region.

Through our innovative programs, our communities benefit from greater coordination, better systems, and improved access to care.

We offer a range of programs and services for general practice and allied health professionals to both enhance the quality and timeliness of care provided to patients, as well as build capacity within your business to provide quality care

We have a dedicated team of Practice Support and Development Officers who provide direct support to general practices and allied health practices across the region.

Practice Support and Development Officers are the central point of contact for all health professionals. To contact the Practice Support and Development team email info@hneccphn.com.au or phone 1300 859 028

 

OUR PROGRAMS

Aboriginal Health

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we walk upon today and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of our region.

ACE - Aged Care Emergency Service – support for Residential Aged Care

Ensuring residents of Aged Care Facilities receive the right care in the right place

After Hours Health Services

The After Hours program improves access to primary health care outside regular operating hours

Aged Care Information Sharing Project

Improving the sharing of health information between residential aged care facilities, GPs and hospitals

Allied Health

Ambulance Liaison Officer

Streamlining and improving communication, with the overall aim of improved patient centered care by ensuring the right care, at the right time, at the right place, every time.

Cancer Screening

Cancer screening rates (cervical, breast, bowel) are a national headline indicator for Primary Health Networks (PHNs) and have been identified through the Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC) Baseline Needs Assessment, as a priority area for the PHN.

Dementia - Timely Diagnosis and Management

One of the biggest issues facing those living with dementia, health professionals and carers, and our ability to implement appropriate management and care strategies, is that only fifty percent of all dementia cases in Australia are diagnosed. Of those that receive a diagnosis, the average delay between family members and close friends observing dementia symptoms and achieving a diagnosis is over three years. Through early intervention, we can reduce the impact of dementia on our clients, their carers and families, and improve their quality of life – however, early intervention begins with timely assessment and diagnosis.

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Planning and Commissioning Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services in the Hunter, New England and Central Coast PHN region

Funded Primary Health Care services

Primary Health Care Services that were previously administered by Medicare Locals have now been commisioned for the 2016-17 period.

Health Care Homes

Patients who have been assessed as eligible and likely to benefit from this model will be offered the opportunity to voluntarily ‘enrol’ with a participating Health Care Home.

HealthPathways

assessing, managing and referring in the most timely way.

Healthy Weight Initiative

The rate of people in our community who are overweight or obese is at a crisis point.

Hunter Diabetes Alliance

Innov8 Health Development Initiative

Developing new models of care and funding

Mental Health

HNECC PHN has a crucial role in the reform of the mental health system in our region

Patientinfo

Patientinfo is evidence based and up to date

PFAS information for community members

From 30 November 2016, the Australian Government will provide free blood testing for Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). The free voluntary test will be offered to people who live or work, or who have lived or worked, in the Williamtown Investigation Area and who have potentially been exposed to PFAS.

PFAS information for general practice

The Voluntary Blood Testing Program will run concurrently with an epidemiological study and free blood testing will be available to eligible individuals until 31 March 2018.

Practice Support & Development

We support general practices and health professionals to provide high quality, evidence-informed care, and to maximise their practice's efficiency and sustainability

Professional Development

We provide access to a range of Continuing Professional Development opportunities

SeNT Referral System – The electronic referral solution

SeNT allows General Practitioners to send secure electronic referrals to both public, and consenting private specialists and allied health providers

Newcastle and Lower Hunter Aboriginal Health Partnership

Working together respectfully and listening with open minds (and hearts) to help close the gap in Aboriginal health disadvantage