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Tenders, Quotes and Expressions of Interest

We use Tenderlink as our portal for Request for Tender (RFT) applications. Other opportunities, such as Expressions of Interest (EOIs) and Requests for Quotation (RFQs), are advertised in ‘Current opportunities’ below.

Communications and enquiries for RFTs and RFQs must be directed in writing only. Please refer to ‘Current opportunities’ below for more information on how to make enquiries for each RFT or RFQ.

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Most EOIs for general practices and other primary care providers are managed by our Primary Health Care Improvement team. Please refer to ‘Current opportunities’ below for more information on each EOI.

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Current opportunities

  • Expression of Interest: Doctors in Secondary School Opportunities 2022

    Doctors in Secondary Schools aims to provide equitable, accessible and professional primary health care services to young Victorians in secondary schools.

    Current opportunities in our region include Melton Secondary College, Bacchus Marsh Secondary College and Manor Lakes P-12 College in Wyndham Vale. Find a list of all current opportunities here.

    The program complements existing student wellbeing programs aimed at improving health literacy and encouraging preventive health. Its explicit objectives are to:

    • make primary health care more accessible to students
    • provide assistance to young people to identify and address any health problems early
    • reduce the pressure on working parents and community-based GPs.
    View flyer (.pdf)

     

    Who is involved?

    As part of the program, 100 Victorian government secondary schools will have access to a GP trained in adolescent health, for up to one day per week. This service will be located onsite, as an in-reach service, providing medical advice and treatment to students enrolled in the participating school.

    The program calls for a medical practice to nominate a general practitioner or eligible registrar to provide services in a ‘satellite clinic’ within the school for a period of four hours weekly. A practice nurse is also supported to spend a full day at the school.

    Eligibility

    Medical centres must be accredited against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Standards for General Practice. Practices that are accredited or registered for accreditation and committed to working with the school on an ongoing basis are encouraged to apply.

    Practices are required to provide bulk-billing services for students, have a medical software program and have – or are willing to have – a clinical audit tool installed to record and report data.

    The program requires GPs with:

    • a medical degree and licence to practice in Australia
    • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration with no restriction on scope of practice
    • experience working in a multidisciplinary team.

    The program requires practice nurses with:

    • AHPRA registration
    • no restrictions on scope of practice in Australia.

    If you are a GP, nurse or general practice interested in the Doctors in Secondary Schools program, complete this online expression of interest form.

    To discuss your interest in the program or ask questions about the EOI process, please contact Carlia (03) 9347 1188 by phone or email: diss@nwmphn.org.au

    Find out more on our website here.

  • Expressions of Interest: Emergency Response Planning Tool for general practice – now available until 2023

    Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) – Why you should register to use it now!

    Significant environmental events such as bushfires, flooding and even an earthquake could have a catastrophic effect on your practice and your ability to provide services to your community.

    As we saw at the end of 2019 and into 2020 the bushfires had devastating consequences and will impact many Victorians for years to come.

    General practice in these areas should play a significant role in the community’s response to any major event but to be able to do this your practice, and its staff need to be prepared. Fully completing the ERPT will ensure that your practice has an emergency response plan ready for all eventualities. Have a cloud based online emergency response plan for your practice;

    • Consider the risks that your environment and geography pose in your planning process
    • Understand that should your clinic be damaged; your emergency response plan should help you to re-establish services as soon as possible
    • Staff members personally preparing for the aftermath of an emergency will ensure that they are able to respond appropriately.

    Completing the ERPT will help you prepare for accreditation. The ERPT is the RACGP-recommended tool for GP practices to prepare for emergencies and pandemics and complies with the fifth edition RACGP standards.

    The Victorian Department of Health is funding GP practices in Victoria to use the ERPT and Healthpoint ANZ is supporting you by helping you get started via a videocall training session.

    So, if you are coming up for accreditation in 2022 and you want to go away for the holiday season with minimal interruption, using the ERPT to put all your practice emergency response information in one place is important. Act now to prepare your practice for a bushfire, flooding, power outages and other unplanned events, register for the ERPT at https://erpt.racgp.org.au and start your planning immediately.

    Victorian government subsidies for the ERPT will end in December 2023, so make the most of your opportunity to get your ERPT in place now.

    What will your practice receive?

    Each participating general practice will receive:

    • fully subsidised access to the ERPT in 2022 and 2023 (normally $385)
    • support from Healthpoint ANZ, including an initial set-up/orientation video call to help you complete an emergency response plan
    • ongoing access to the Healthpoint ANZ help desk
    • further support from your practice’s relationship manager at North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network as required.

    How to register for the ERPT

    1. Go to the URL: erpt.racgp.org.au/standardlogin
    2. Click on Register your practice for the ERPT, in red. Complete the few details.
    3. HealthpointANZ will contact you to arrange training and support

    Visit the RACGP website to find out more and watch a video about the ERPT.

    For enquiries please contact the Primary Health Care Improvement Team on (03) 9347 1188 or email primarycare@nwmphn.org.au

     View flyer (.pdf)

  • Expressions of interest: Access to Train IT Medical learning modules

    Would you like to increase staff confidence to use your clinical software, improve data quality and uptake of digital health initiatives in your practice?

    View flyer.

    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is offering practices* access to data quality and digital health modules in Train IT Medical’s online learning management system (LMS). Train IT Medical is run by experienced practice manager Katrina Otto.

    The modules aim to increase the capacity and confidence of general practice teams to effectively use their clinical software to:

    • improve data quality
    • increase quality improvement activities
    • encourage the uptake and use of digital health initiatives for providers and patients.

    Practice teams will be given access to four online learning modules that must be completed by 31 December 2022. The four modules are:

    1. Essential clinical data using Best Practice or MedicalDirector
    2. Database cleansing using Best Practice or MedicalDirector
    3. Quality Improvement and PIP QI including Pen and Best Practice or MedicalDirector
    4. Digital Health and My Health Record using Best Practice or MedicalDirector

    Practices will be required to complete four documented Plan Do Study Act cycles throughout the licence period to enable and sustain change within practice, and will need to participate in evaluation and review activities. Practices will receive support throughout the project from their NWMPHN relationship manager.

    *Training is only available at this stage for practices with MedicalDirector and Best Practice software.

    Benefits for your practice

    • Self-paced training on how to get the most out of your practice software including improving data quality, using software to support quality improvement and increase the use of My Health Record.
    • Support to undertake quality improvement activities.
    • Improved data quality for your practice.
    • Opportunities to share, network and connect with other practices through discussion board section of the LMS.
    • Completion of all project activities will contribute to requirements for the PIP QI Incentive.

    How to apply

    For more information and to apply, please download and complete the application form below and email to education@nwmphn.org.au

     Application form (.docx)

    Applications are open until all available licences are taken.  

    Please direct all queries to:

    Saadia Khan
    Workforce Development Program Officer, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
    Phone: (03) 9347 1188
    Email: education@nwmphn.org.au

  • Expressions of interest: Palliative care education for general practice

    Opportunity for general practices to improve the quality of life of patients with life-limiting illnesses.

    View flyer (.pdf).

    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network has partnered with the North and West Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium to offer general practices the opportunity to connect with local community based palliative care providers.

    Practices can request a visit from a community palliative care team member to provide information, education, and support, and help improve understanding and access to community palliative care services.

    Visits can be virtual or in person as COVID-19 guidelines permit. Visits will be arranged by our liaison officer at a time that suits the practice.

    Apply now and help enhance the palliative care journey for patients in our region.

  • Free healthdirect Video Call licences available for GPs until 30 June 2022

    Healthdirect Video Call is an easy-to-use telehealth platform funded by the Commonwealth Government.

    Due to the increased need for telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, Video Call is now available free of charge for all general practices in our catchment until 30 June 2022 (extended from 31 December 2021).

    Healthdirect Video Call allows health care services using telehealth to provide a single, consistent entry point on their website. Patients simply click a link to enter an online waiting room for their appointment. Patients do not need an account, special software or dial-in details, which reduces the need for extra resources or systems to support video consulting.

    To register for a free licence:

    Resources

    RACGP accredited training

    In collaboration with the RACGP, healthdirect is offering CPD courses that support GPs and Practice Managers to use Video Call more confidently and effectively. The following free courses are run by healthdirect RACGP Education Activity Representatives:

    For more information contact:

    Primary Health Care Improvement Team
    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
    Phone: 03 9347 1188
    Email: primarycare@nwmphn.org.au