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The HNECC PHN is pleased to announce the finalists contending for top honours at this year's Primary Care Quality and Innovation Awards to be held on Friday 26 July.

The Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions from primary care providers and individuals across the PHN, with innovation, excellence and the pursuit of equitable access to primary health the overarching themes of the annual event.

The finalists have been determined following a thorough review and assessment of all nominations received against the awards criteria by panels of health industry professionals.

Winners will be announced at a gala event on Friday 26 July hosted at NEX in Newcastle. Tickets to the Awards will be available soon.

Patients First Award

Awarded to healthcare organisations, clinics/teams and/or service providers that put people and communities first in their practice: they demonstrate engagement strategies to support best practice outcomes for the health care organisation, the community, and their patients.

Anglicare: Carefinder helping remote and regional vulnerable, older people to access Aged Care services

Elden Street Medical: Frailty Early Intervention Program for Older Australians

HealthWISE: Ageing well in the New England

MoveAbout Therapy: Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Point Clare Practice: Practice (PCMP) Respiratory, an innovative same day clinic allowing infectious patients to safely be seen face-to-face by a GP

First Nations Health Award

Awarded to the healthcare organisation, clinic/team and/or service provider that demonstrates being responsive to the diversity of, and differences in, our communities to address health inequalities for First Nations people and communities.

Awabakal: First Nations Mental Health Services- Awabakal Wiyala Team

HealthWISE NENW: Tiddas in the Dale

Tobwabba: Nyannibu Wellness Pilot Program

Woodberry Family Practice: We look after our own mob

Technology in Health Award

Awarded to the healthcare organisation, clinic/team and/or service provider that demonstrates leadership in the use of technology to support their patients. A patient is defined as an individual who accesses primary care and could be considered a client or consumer as well.

Engage VR Rehabilitation: Creating New Pathways

HealthWISE NENW: Delivering technologically enhanced mental health therapy

Hunter Primary Care: Telehealth delivery via online Diabetes Education Shared Health Appointments for rural and remote clients

My Age Fit: SimpliMove a Primary Care Digital Solution

Primary Care Innovation Award

Awarded to the health centre/clinic/team and/or service provider that demonstrates outstanding innovation in primary care.

Hunter Primary Care: Aged Care Nurse Practitioner service enhancing Primary Care for people residing in Aged Care

Life Medical: Transforming Patient Access to Chronic Disease Management and Wellbeing with great provider engagement

Spring Ridge: Better Health for the Bush Small Town Engagement Model

Uniting - Wellbeing4Kids: Hands of Wellbeing (HOW)- Enhancing the Therapeutic Voice of the Child

Primary Care Leader Award - Individual

Awarded to an individual that demonstrates outstanding innovation in primary care.

Kathleen Doolan: Improving mental health and wellbeing in the region

Alison Lancey: Building Primary Care Capacity in responding to Domestic Family and Sexual Violence

Michelle Reiss: Community Transformation through Lifestyle Choices

Ann Marie Thomas: The Nurse who wears red lipstick

Primary Care Leader Award - Organisation

Awarded to the health service provider that demonstrates outstanding innovation in primary care.

Hunter Primary Care: Leading innovation and implementation of Lifestyle Medicine into both service delivery to vulnerable people and workplace

MoveAbout Therapy Services: Paediatric Occupational Therapy

My Age Fit: SimpliMove a Primary Care Digital Solution

Salamander Bay Doctors: Leadership plays a pivotal role in shaping the quality and effectiveness of healthcare delivery

Primary Care Leader Award - Clinic/Team

Awarded to the Clinic or Team that demonstrates outstanding innovation in primary care.

Engage VR Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation and ESport - Creating New Pathways

Hunter Primary Care: Innovative solutions in the aged care environment supported by the establishment of a high functioning team

Joint Medical Program Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship: Let’s grow our own rural doctors in New England Northwest via innovative learning with exceptional primary care leaders

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