On 30 and 31 August we hosted 56 Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) Coordinators and key stakeholders from across Queensland for the sixth CPC Learning Session. The aim of the two-day workshop was to bring the various teams from across the state together to learn from key speakers and each other about CPC implementation and the science of change. The Learning Session had a strong focus on the importance of collaboration and engagement, and participants shared ideas and lessons learnt in their implementations of CPC.
PICTURED ABOVE: CPC Coordinators and stakeholders at the sixth CPC Learning Session.
Jody Paxton, Project Director for the CPC Project said "previous learning sessions have shown that these events are key to establishing the positive relations necessary to achieve large scale change within hospitals and across Hospital and Health Service boundaries."
Day one focused on sites newly engaged with the implementation of CPC, to give them a 'leg-up' in preparing their clinician engagement activities and associated documentation. Participants visited the Primary Care Partnerships Unit (PCPU) at Eight Mile Plains, a division of Metro South Health, to learn about the role of the outpatient referral management centre known as 'The Hub'. Presentations were delivered by representatives from the PCPU, Brisbane South Primary Health Network, and West Moreton HHS.
Following the site visit, Dr John Wakefield, Deputy Director-General, Clinical Excellence Division presented on the topic of Achieving successful behaviour change at scale and applying the science. Participants surveyed after this presentation said that they found the session "really useful" and that "it has already made an a positive impact on how I have been thinking."
Day two was open to all CPC implementation sites, with a stronger emphasis on networking and clinician engagement which has proven integral to the successful implementation of CPC. Participants enjoyed a panel discussion with four general practitioners, who candidly discussed the working life of a GP and how best to engage clinicians working in primary care. Nick Steele, Deputy Director-General, Healthcare Purchasing and System Performance, gave a strategic overview of outpatient activity and asked participants for their views on how to improve outpatient access into the future. The day finished with a networking exercise, with randomly assigned teams tasked to develop an 'elevator pitch' on different topics, and facilitating collaboration and cross-HHS contacts.
The CPC project is a key element of the Specialist Outpatient Strategy and is designed to improve equitable access to quality and safe healthcare in its different forms and settings. For more information visit the CPC website.