Northern Sydney PHN announces successful Innovation Grants recipients for primary healthcare

Northern Sydney PHN (operated by the Sydney North Health Network) is pleased to announce the six primary healthcare projects awarded innovation grants that will lead to improvements in the areas of chronic disease management, mental health, men’s health, patient hospital discharge and GP education.

Organisations were invited to apply for a grant to fund an innovative primary healthcare project that aligned with Sydney North Health Network’s (SNPHN’s) strategic objectives including building primary healthcare capacity; service transformation; or meeting an identified health population need through commissioning. An amazing forty eight (48) submissions were received.

The six successful recipients of a grant include a dedicated Men’s Health Clinic through MQ Health; a patient chronic care management program ‘Wellnet’ for general practitioners from Sonic Clinical Services Pty Ltd; a development program for consumers or peers working in mental health services through the Northern Sydney Local Health District; a study to improve hospital discharge for elderly and complex patients from the Hornsby GP Unit and Hornsby Hospital; A chronic disease management program for patients of a Pennant Hills based medical practice, MC Family Medical Practice. And a GP membership group located in the Northern Beaches, The Manly Warringah Divisions of Practice will benefit from a GP education program.

To learn more please read the MEDIA RELEASE.

Hi-res and low-res photographs available (photo credit: Bec Lewis – www.blimaging.com.au):

  • GP Hornsby Unit Dr Elizabeth Marles with research team Dr Pramala Sureshkumar and Anita Rowbotham.
  • Dr Amit Vohra General Manager Sonic Clinical Services demonstrates the new Wellnet chronic disease management tool for general practice.