Meeting date/s: 15-16 October 2015
With an ageing population and growing numbers of people diagnosed with chronic disease, people's health needs are changing and demands on the health system are increasing. Globally there is a growing commitment to improving the integration of healthcare services.
Integrated care is critical for a sustainable health system to deliver the best possible health outcomes for individuals and communities. If the health system is going to respond effectively to the challenges it faces, action to improve the integration of hospital and primary care services must start now.
Strong collaborative relationships between primary and community care services, hospital and health services and non-government organisations will be critical to increasing efficiencies and effectiveness of service delivery, and coordination of care for patients.
On 15-16 October the Queensland Clinical Senate and key stakeholders from Queensland Primary Health Networks and the broader Queensland health system met to discuss issues which are important to support integrated care across the primary and secondary care continuum and actions needed to create the conditions for a more integrated system.
- Meeting documentation:
- 15-16 October 2015 meeting report and recommendations (PDF, 332KB)
- Agenda - 15-16 October 2015 (PDF, 45KB)
- Learnings from Canterbury, New Zealand - David Meates
- Better Outcomes for People with Chronic and Complex Health Conditions through primary Health Care - Claire Jackson (PDF, 177KB)
- What poorly integrated care looks like: or how WE could do it better - Janelle Colquhoun (PDF, 5.01MB)
- Integrated healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families through IUIH Connect
- NSW Integrated Care Strategy - Scott McLachlan (PDF, 1.65MB)
- Cowra Integrated Care - Scott McLachlan
- Western Queensland PHN: opportunities and Barriers - Kristine Battye (PDF, 251KB)
- Brisbane North PHN: Making the health system work for our community - Jeff Cheverton (PDF, 699KB)
- Northern Queensland PHN: Integrated Care Opportunities, Challenges and Barriers - Robin Moore (PDF, 220KB)
- How Mackay is working to bridge barriers between primary and acute care - Clare Douglas (PDF, 796KB)
- Creating the conditions for a more integrated health care system - Claire Jackson (PDF, 644KB)
- Primary/secondary governance elements to bring the health care silo’s together: evidence to support implementation - Caroline Nicholson (PDF, 590KB)