Wellington Primary Care Partnership

The Wellington Primary Care Partnership is a voluntary partnership of health and community based agencies in the Wellington Shire.

Our Vision is that:

‘Together we will enhance health opportunities and outcomes for the communities of Wellington.’

Wellington PCP’s overall vision emphasises collaboration and partnership. It is our vision to bring together all people, health professionals, agency staff and community members in Wellington, to share the goal of improving health opportunities and outcomes for all.

The PCP Strategy is funded by the Victorian government to improve the health and wellbeing of community members by strengthening relationships between primary care providers across a catchment area so they are able to implement improved service coordination, integrated health promotion and planning and joint programs. Aims include to:

  • Improve the experience and outcomes for people who use primary care services.
  • Reduce the preventable use of acute and residential services via a greater emphasis on health promotion programs, early intervention and chronic disease management.
  • Develop service coordination links between primary care providers to enable early needs identification and service planning, and effective and efficient referral and care coordination between GP’s and other healthcare agencies.
  • Plan and deliver more effective health promotion programs and services underpinned by a social model of health.
  • Increase community participation in needs identification, service development and implementation.

 

PCP Role

The Wellington Primary Care Partnership is committed to community, consumer and carer participation in practice.

PCP staff are available to support member agencies, providing a key role in capacity building and organisational workforce development, with a range of resources including:

  • Facilitating Community Participation Working Groups for specific projects.
  • Developing and maintaining a Register of Consumer Groups which, with due process, may be accessed by member agencies when planning, implementing or evaluating programs.
  • Policy and procedure development, support and advice.
  • Providing training workshops for member agencies and others.
  • Support in the design, implementation and analysis of evaluation processes and strategies.
  • Providing a pool of evaluators to conduct focus groups or other forms of evaluation.
  • Distribution of relevant resources.
  • Advising on best practice in community participation.