Response to the indicators in the NHPA's Performance and Accountability Framework


Date: 10 December 2015

The RACGP thanks the NHPA for the opportunity to comment on the indicators in the National Health Performance Authority’s Performance and Accountability Framework (the Framework).

The RACGP is committed to supporting quality improvement in general practice. We are keen to work with the PHN’s to improve quality at the local level and recognise that data is essential for and planning health services.

However, we do have concerns that whilst the Framework was established in 2011, it is not clear what benefit has been derived from the Framework’s indicators and how they have contributed to improved healthcare delivery and outcomes. This is crucial for the Framework’s legitimacy and for professional buy in.