Expressions of Interests and Tenders

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

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: Co-location of Intensive Support Service in Melton & Moorabool

The Australian Primary Mental Health Alliance (APMHA) has been commissioned by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) to provide an Intensive Support Service (ISS) in Melton and Moorabool.

ISS is a program for clients experiencing severe, persistent and complex mental health issues including chronic depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and co-morbidity with alcohol and other drugs, who can be managed in a primary health care setting supported by a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse (CMHN).

NWMPHN is committed to improving access and equity to mental health support across the region particularly in relation to the following populations: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, refugees and LGBTIQ.

Referrals will be managed centrally through CAREinMIND. The service is open to all eligible clients residing in the Melton and Moorabool local government areas (LGAs)  and is not limited to host organisation clients.

The CMHN has the flexibility to assess and support clients onsite and deliver outreach services as required. The CMHN will operate independently from the host organisation managing their own phone calls, referrals, client notes and management systems. The CMHN receives external supervision and clinical governance is provided by APMHA.

Applications are open to any primary care provider or organisation located in the Melton and Moorabool LGAs.

This co-location presents an opportunity for primary care organisations that:

  • has a high percentage of clients presenting to emergency departments with mental health issues
  • has a high proportion of clients experiencing severe and complex mental health issues
  • wish to build capacity to manage clients with severe and complex mental health issues including secondary consults

To apply please send through a response to the selection criteria by 15 October 2018 to Donal McGoldrick, Director, Business Operations, APMHA: Donal@apmhalliance.com.au.

For more information contact the Australian Primary Mental Health Alliance by phone: 1300 514 811.

Download application form

 

HealthPathways Strategic Advisory Group: Expressions of interest for GPs

The HealthPathways Melbourne (HPM) program aims to improve health outcomes for our community by connecting consumers and clinicians through seamless web-based pathways of care. HPM is jointly operated by Eastern Melbourne and North Western Melbourne Primary Health Networks (PHNs).

To ensure that the HPM program objectives are achieved, the role of the HPM Strategic Advisory Group is to:

  1. Advise the HPM Executive Group on high level strategy in relation to the HPM program;
  2. Manage strategic interventions with external stakeholders on behalf of the HPM program; and
  3. Provide strategic direction to operational activities.

The HPM Strategic Advisory Group meets bimonthly on Fridays from 8:30 – 10:30am. GP attendees will receive a sitting fee for the two-hour meeting, plus preparation time.

A copy of the Terms of Reference for the HPM Strategic Advisory Group is available to download (.pdf, 417kb).

We invite GPs who are interested in joining the HPM Strategic Advisory Group to send a letter addressing the selection criteria, as well as a resume, to info@healthpathwaysmelbourne.org.au by COB Thursday, 4 October.

GP EOI selection criteria: Strategic Advisory Group member

  1. Registered general practitioner in the Eastern or North Western Melbourne region.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of the health service system, and contemporary health policy issues in both primary care and the acute sector.
  3. Understanding and supportive of the role of Primary Health Networks in Victoria.
  4. Ability to contribute as an informed General Practice professional perspective representing the interests of General Practitioners.
  5. Ability to engage with wider General Practice networks (e.g. RACGP, AMA).
  6. Leadership and advocacy skills with an ability to effectively participate within a strategic committee environment.
  7. Ability to identify and address inter-sectoral care, service gaps and integrated care pathways.

 

Link-me Trial: Integrating a Care Navigator For Patients with Complex Mental Health Needs in General Practice

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is seeking general practices in its region to take part in a new mental health research trial, Link-me.

Link-me is implemented in partnership with the University of Melbourne and tests a new approach to delivering care for patients with complex mental health needs in general practice.

A patient’s eligibility for Link-me is determined through their completion of a Decision Support Tool on an iPad in the GP waiting room. The Tool predicts the severity of the patient’s mental health problems in 3 months and allocates the patient randomly to the intervention or usual care group. Patients in the intervention group benefit from a treatment recommendation that is matched to the severity of their mental health need.

Download application form