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 open: Reducing alcohol-related harm in general practice (The REACH Project)

Would you like to be better supported to discuss alcohol intake with your patients?

Does your practice want to participate in GP-led research with an academic partner?

Would you like to trial a new suite of tools for alcohol management, including delivering health information to patients?

There has been quite a bit in the media lately about the impact of COVID-19 on alcohol consumption. A recent study found that people are drinking more frequently during the pandemic than in the three years prior. Rates of alcohol consumption increased slightly for men and substantially for women.

Monash University is conducting GP-led research that is testing a new package of resources to increase brief interventions for alcohol use in general practice across Victoria.

Your practice will receive

  • Support and resources to assist in the identification and management of patients with problematic alcohol use including;
    • Waiting room survey based on Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol and Physical Activity (SNAP) guidelines and readiness to change
    • Clinical information guides focusing on motivational interviewing and practical strategies to help patient reduce alcohol intake
    • Podcasts with GPs with AOD expertise on how to apply brief interventions.
    • Supporting pamphlets and posters
  • Progress reports at three-month intervals (bar graphs and charts of % of alcohol status recorded).
  • $1000 honorarium in recognition of time (Monash funded)
  • Certificate of research participation to GPs involved

Benefits of your practice participating

  • Improve practice systems for managing patients with problematic alcohol use
  • Improve patient outcomes by offering individualised advice to reduce health risks
  • Access better clinical resources for managing problematic alcohol use in general practice

For more information including eligibility criteria and to apply download the application form below.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday, 10 July 2020.

  Application form (.docx, 585 KB)
  Flyer (.pdf, 602 KB)
  About the REACH Project – fact sheet (.pdf, 3 MB)

 

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

 

Expressions of interest: Healthdirect Video Call for general practices

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 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.

Visit the Healthdirect website to watch an informative video about how Video Call works.

To apply:

  1. Read the information sheet (.pdf, 358 KB)
  2. Complete the online application form

Please ensure only one member from your practice (practice manager or GP principal) submits an application.

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