Primary Health Networks Survey Report

7 Dec 2017

The latest issue of Australian Medicine details the results of the AMA’s member survey that looked at the performance of Primary Health Networks to date,

A total of 399 GPs participated in the survey, which represents a smaller sample size than a similar survey carried out by the AMA in 2013 that looked at Medicare Locals. Nonetheless, it does provide a snapshot of the views of those members who participated in the survey and the results should be used to provide helpful guidance on areas where PHNs need to increase their focus. 

While PHNs generally attracted more favourable feedback from members than the former Medicare Locals, the results show that PHNs still have more work to do in a number of areas. This includes GP engagement, the provision of information and practice support, as well as accessible programs to support disadvantaged populations and patients with mental illness.

To read the article, click here.