Tag: quality

Inala Primary Care takes out AGPAL General Practice of the Year Award

  Inala Primary Care (IPC) has been named as the Excellence Winner in the category of the AGPAL General Practice of the Year Award as part of the AGPAL and QIP Excellence Awards. The Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) and Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) Excellence Awards recognise AGPAL and QIP accredited practices, organisations or […]

Inala shines light on healthcare reform with trailblazing, award-winning medical practice

Inala, the southwest Brisbane suburb that recently made headlines as a potential location for SBS’s second series of the controversial Struggle Street, is in the spotlight again, but this time for a trailblazing medical practice that is changing the way patients are cared for. Inala Primary Care (IPC) has been operating in the community for […]

9 Weeks to Health – Final Churchill Report

  Every good thing finally comes to an end.  My Churchill journey was lots of hard work but incredibly rewarding.  I have made new friends, cemented contacts around the world and changed my outlook on many things.  A big thank you to everyone I met along the way!  Your insights and hospitality were so appreciated.  […]

9 Weeks to Health – Hong Kong

Healthcare and the challenges it brings are common across the Western world.  Too often, we forget that Asia has many countries which are both first world and decidedly Western in their approach to healthcare.  Hong Kong is one of those places. The Hong Kong Hospital Authority funds an extensive network of primary healthcare facilities to […]

9 Weeks to Health – UK…Deep End Medicine

Australia prides itself on being the land of the opportunity.  Unlike the American paradigm, we put equality and access to a leg up within our world view around opportunity.  But what does this mean in terms of healthcare funding? Scotland’s demography has long been acknowledged as less affluent than the rest of the UK.  The […]

9 Weeks to Health – UK…Personal Budgets

Patient centred care means what it says; listening to and organising care with and around the unique individual in front of you.  So what do patients say most often?  They tell you that their biggest desire is for the various providers and agencies they interact with to offer seamless services based on their previously disclosed […]

9 Weeks to Health – UK…Virtual Medical Wards

Devon, beautiful one day, misty and cute the next.  The magical natural surrounds have been the catalyst for creating Britain’s worst demographic nightmare.  Nearly 8% of the population is over 85! They are where the UK will be in forty years in terms of population spread. With such a challenging patient profile, Devon is the […]

9 Weeks to Health – UK…Care Planning

Care Planning is a divisive issue in the health sector.  Most funders have tried to incentivise it at one stage or another.  It intuitively makes sense to take extra time to prospectively care for the most complex patients.  However, as current debate in Australia would indicate, the jury is out on its effectiveness.  Or is […]

9 Weeks to Health – UK…Co-opetition

It is a long time since I have written about “co-opetition”.  I was pregnant with my first child and trying to teach Masters level business students about the new world of strategy.  The teaching team decided upon the word to reflect the need to compete and collaborate in parallel.  The concept is still relevant and […]

9 Weeks to Health – UK…Clinician Shortages

Clinician shortages abound.  Ageing, chronic disease and rising patient expectations are chewing through any latent capacity within health systems around the world at the same time as the baby boomer participants in those workforces ease into retirement.  Everywhere health groups are talking about shortages of people. let alone good people! How do we overcome this? […]