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The PHN Facilitating Expressions of Interest for NSW Urgent Care Services.

Following NSW Premier, the Hon. Dominic Perrottet’s August announcement of the delivery of 25 Urgent Care Services, expressions of interest (EOI) are now being facilitated on behalf of NSW Health by the Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (PHN) for potential providers in the Central Coast and Hunter New England regions.

The NSW approach of focusing on Urgent Care Services (UCS), rather than just Urgent Care Clinics allows flexibility in service delivery that is suited to the local context. NSW Health is striving to provide a bridge between Emergency Departments and Primary Care by providing Urgent Care Services that integrate with existing providers more effectively.

The aim of Urgent Care Services is to reduce the number of people presenting to emergency departments by addressing service gaps. The purpose of the EOI is to elicit interest from general practice and other service providers. EOI related decisions will be made by NSW Health.

The PHN CEO, Richard Nankervis said the EOI will allow primary health care providers to tailor services to meet the needs of the community. “This is an exciting opportunity for general practice and other primary health care services as we gather ideas around potential solutions that will make a real impact in our communities.”

“We’re keen to encourage primary care provides from across the Central Coast and Hunter New England regions to submit an application and to give consideration to partnering with the PHN and Local Health District in the development of local collaborative models.”

To participate in the EOI process please visit: Urgent Care Services - Primary Health Network (thephn.com.au)

Applications close Friday 2 December.

-ends- For more information: Rebecca Brennan, Communications and Public Relations Manager rbrennan@thephn.com.au 0437 478 138

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