Expressions of Interests and Tenders

North Western Melbourne PHN uses Tenderlink as its portal for all Request for Quote and Request for Tender applications. 

Some Expressions of Interest do not use Tenderlink. These are noted below.

All communications and enquiries must only be directed in writing via our Tenderlink Portal and the email address specified below:

Website: https://www.tenderlink.com/mpcn/
Email: tenders@nwmphn.org.au

Current opportunities

Expressions of interest: Practice manager to join our General Practice Advisory Group

A vacancy exists for a practice manager based in the central region.

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is focused on supporting general practice through a quality improvement program. We also support the broader primary health care sector through local learning networks.

NWMPHN is seeking a practice manager from the central region local government areas of Melbourne, Moreland or Yarra, to join our General Practice Advisory Group (GPAG).

We are looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about improving patient care and health service delivery
  • Are interested in driving innovation and change in practice
  • Embrace the principles of safe, coordinated, accessible and person-centred care
  • Are willing to share, collaborate and inspire others
  • Understand the population health needs of the north western Melbourne region
  • Are currently working in general practice in the Melbourne, Moreland or Yarra local government areas

We are looking for a diverse range of experience; people who are new to practice and emerging leaders as well as those who have experience working with NWMPHN are encouraged to apply. You do not need any previous experience on clinical leadership or advisory groups or with a PHN to participate in the GPAG.

Members of the GPAG will be required to attend five face-to-face meetings per year held on Wednesday evenings at the NWMPHN offices in Parkville (meetings are being held virtually during COVID-19 restrictions).

All members will be remunerated for their attendance in accordance with the NWMPHN Stakeholder Reimbursement Policy.

How to apply:

If you are interested in joining the GPAG, please complete and return the application form below.

Applications close 25 October 2020.

For more information contact:

Allison Burgess
Manager, Primary Health Care
North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
Phone: (03) 9347 1188
Email: primarycare@nwmphn.org.au

 

Expressions of interest: Opportunity for general practices to become a HALT-Friendly Clinic

Would you like to support local tradies’ mental health and wellbeing? Apply now to become a HALT-Friendly Clinic. 

Background

In 2019 Hope Assistance Local Tradies (HALT) launched the HALT-Friendly Clinic program in Victoria. The first of its kind, the program links tradespeople (blue-collar workers), with general practices that have a specific interest in suicide prevention and men’s health. More information is available in the HALT-Friendly Clinics information sheet (.pdf).

Aims

HALT is seeking general practices in the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) region to become HALT-Friendly Clinics to:

  • Show the community that your practice is committed to suicide prevention and improving the mental health of your patients
  • Provide a safe space for tradies to overcome their reluctance to seek mental health support
  • Raise the profile of your general practice by highlighting your connection to community and special interest and expertise in mental health

Benefits of your practice participating

  • Promote your practice as a HALT-Friendly Clinic and have the potential to increase your patient base
  • Staff training and professional development in men’s health and suicide prevention
  • Support to undertake quality improvement and education activities to enable your practice to become ‘HALT Friendly’
  • Contribute to improving access to health care for a hard-to-reach patient population

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a HALT-Friendly Clinic, please complete the application form below and return by email to primarycare@nwmphn.org.au

  Application form (.docx)

 

Expressions of interest: Primary Care Pathways to Safety Project (Family violence in Melbourne’s north west – The vital role of general practice)

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is partnering with Professor Kelsey Hegarty from the University of Melbourne Safer Families Centre to offer practices an opportunity to participate in a fully supported five-month quality improvement activity.

The approach is to build and sustain greater internal capacity within primary care providers to respond to the high prevalence of family violence-related presentations in primary care. The project team will deliver a comprehensive, practice-based education program tailored to overcome challenges affecting your capacity to respond to family violence.

This opportunity is open to the whole NWMPHN catchment; the initial phase will start with practices in the northern suburbs. Rolling recruitment will occur with the first wave of practices beginning the project at their preferred time between November and December 2020. Project waves will continue to commence throughout 2021.

What’s involved?

  • Support throughout the project from the NWMPHN project lead and a family violence support worker from a local service.
  • Three in-practice education sessions delivered by clinical GPs from the Safer Families Centre and a family violence support worker from Northern Specialist Family Violence Services.
  • Two virtual workshops with other participating practices to provide an understanding of quality improvement methodology, and to support sustainability of practice improvements.
  • Secondary consult/mentoring support from the Safer Families Centre’s family violence support worker.
  • Monthly visits from the NWMPHN project lead to support your practice’s selected quality improvement activities.

Benefits for your practice

  • Incentive payment of $3,000 (+GST) for participating practices that complete the program.
  • RACGP-accredited CPD activity opportunity (previously 40 Category 1 points).
  • Facilitated learning workshops with subject matter experts.
  • Dedicated support from the NWMPHN project lead and a local family violence support worker to help you complete this quality improvement activity.
  • Opportunity to share, network and connect with other practices involved in the project.
  • Participation in this facilitated quality improvement project will help to meet the requirements for the Practice Incentives Program Quality Improvement Incentive.

How to apply

Please complete the below application form and email to primarycare@nwmphn.org.au

If successful, our project lead will work with you to determine when your practice would like to start the project.

Please direct all queries to:

Irina Basanko
IQI Project Lead – Family Violence
North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
Phone: (03) 9347 1188
Email: Irina.Basanko@nwmphn.org.au

 

Expressions of interest: Emergency Response Planning Tool for general practice

The Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) is a cloud-based tool that assists general practices to better prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of emergencies and pandemics. The ERPT aims to assist practices to continue to provide high-quality clinical care to patients by ensuring they are prepared, well stocked and ready to respond when faced with disease outbreaks like a pandemic.

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network is providing general practices in our catchment with free access to the ERPT in 2020. An annual subscription for this tool is valued at $330.

What are the benefits for your practice?

The tool guides users through a series of planning templates into which critical information about the practice can be entered and saved. The pandemic planning section contains content from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and covers principles that can be used to develop plans for pandemic influenza and for other new, highly transmissible or severe communicable diseases.

The information is used to create an emergency response plan which is individually tailored to the general practice. Your practice’s custom emergency response plan is then saved and stored in the cloud. It can also be printed as a hard copy resource at any time.

How to apply

Download the application form in Word (.docx, 600 KB) or PDF (246 KB) format.

Return the application form to primarycare@nwmphn.org.au

Applications are open until further notice.

For enquiries please contact the Primary Health Care Improvement Team on (03) 9347 1188.

 

Expressions of interest: Free GoShare licences for general practices

Would you like to easily be able to share information with your patients at the click of a button?

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network has 50 free GoShare Healthcare licences for six-month access to interested general practices in our region.

Background

Providing evidence-based information to your patients can improve self-management and empower people to play a more active role in their healthcare. GoShare is a platform to help general practices share health resources tailored to the patient’s needs.

The platform is easy to use and customisable. It allows practices to send information to one or multiple patients by SMS or email.

How could your practice use this platform to help patients?

GoShare includes COVID-19, flu vaccination and chronic disease content bundles in a practical and engaging format.

  • COVID-19 information packages: use SMS* or email to actively “push” important information out to high risk patients, such as prevention of or recognising symptoms of COVID-19 – available in 10 languages. *Practices will need to purchase SMS packs from GoShare separately if they wish to use this feature.
  • Chronic disease education: schedule practical information to be distributed over time intervals to patients managing their chronic disease or comorbidities. This includes a range of topics such as: diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart disease, COPD, arthritis, cancer, and pain management.
  • Encourage patient participation: in cancer screening programs or health assessment uptakes.
  • Tailored delivery: provide information in an engaging format that is suitable for that patient, via a factsheet, an animated video or patient experience videos.

For more information visit healthily.com.au/goshare

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below and return to education@nwmphn.org.au

Contact for more information

Jen Francis
Program Officer, Workforce Development
Phone: 03 9347 1188
Email: Jen.Francis@nwmphn.org.au

Download application form

 

Free healthdirect Video Call licences available for GPs until 31 March 2021

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 31 March 2021 (extended from 30 September 2020).

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

For more information contact:

Madeline Leonard
Program Support Officer, Workforce Development
North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
Phone: 03 9347 1188
Email: education@nwmphn.org.au