Date: 29 November 2023
The RACGP has provided a submission to the Australian National Audit Office’s Effectiveness of the Department of Health and Aged Care’s performance management of the Primary Health Network (PHN) program audit.
The RACGP calls for a shift in the indicators by which PHNs are performance-managed towards a focus on outcomes rather than the output of services. PHNs need to be held accountable through more consistent governance frameworks and external auditing rather than self-reporting. Performance management to date has been insufficient and must be made stronger and more transparent to provide assurance that funding allocated for primary care is being spent appropriately.
Read the submission
RACGP submission to the Effectiveness of the Department of Health and Aged Care’s performance management of the Primary Health Network program audit (PDF)