Commissioning is a major shift in thinking about how to build collaborative service systems in primary care. We know that change will happen when we focus simultaneously on patient experience, service system capabilities and vulnerable populations in communities of greatest need.
The three chronic health conditions suitable for effective management in a primary care setting are: Diabetes and its complications, Cardio-Vascular Disease (CVD), and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Each of these is among the top five conditions causing potentially avoidable hospital admissions across our catchment.
In our first wave of investment, we are now inviting submissions from primary care providers to respond to identified needs in chronic disease management across the region. This open request for proposal (RFP) is now calling for proposals, that will improve health outcomes and strengthen primary health service system responses for patients with COPD and/or CVD.
We seek collaborative responses from primary health service providers, General Practice and registered training organisations to develop and maintain models of care to address the needs of patients with these chronic conditions.
Please note that there are three steps to applying for this tender:
- Register your interest and indicate your intent to respond to the tender.
- Complete the pre-qualification form online to determine eligibility. This closes 4pm Thursday 27 July 2017. If you have not submitted this form, you will not be eligible to submit a tender.
- Submit your tender via the 'response' tab online form and attach relevant documentation.
Tender submissions close 4pm Monday 31 July 2017.