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Reports and plans

Brisbane North PHN produces a range of reports and plans about our work.

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Health needs assessment

Our health needs assessments are developed annually in consultation with key stakeholders, including our local hospital and health service, clinicians, service providers, community and consumer representatives. The assessments outline the health and service needs of the population and healthcare system within our region.

We also develop a joint population health report, in partnership with the Metro North Health, to measure the health of the region’s population and provide an overview of the health system.

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Activity plans

The PHN submits activity work plans providing further details on how our work is responding to the needs identified by the health needs assessment, and the primary healthcare priorities set by the Department.

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Regional plans

We engage with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure planning and commissioning approaches reflect specific health priority needs.

See the plans below that address some of these health priorities.

Building on this approach and successes to date, the PHN will adopt a similar regional planning process to respond to the other health priorities.

Five-year healthcare plan for older people who live in Brisbane North, 2017–2022

Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Health have developed a plan for older people who live in Brisbane North.

This plan will address the health priority of coordinated care for older people until 2022.

Planning for wellbeing, 2018–2023

This Regional Plan for North Brisbane and Moreton Bay focuses on mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug services.

Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Health have sponsored the development of a plan to improve mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug treatment services in the region.


Evaluation reports

Brisbane North PHN is involved in a wide range of multidisciplinary programs that aim to improve the health of our community. Evaluation reports from these activities are included below.

Geriatric Outreach Assessment Service (GOAS)

An innovative model of care aimed at improving quality of care and reducing potentially preventable Emergency Department presentations and potentially prevented hospitalisations for acutely unwell older persons residing in residential aged care facilities.

For more information on the GOAS project, email agedcareprojects@brisbanenorthphn.org.au.

Team Care Coordination program

An evaluation of Brisbane North PHN’s Team Care Coordination program has confirmed it is effective at reducing Emergency Department attendances, hospital admissions and the severity of patient illness.

The Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation at the University of Technology Sydney was engaged to undertake the evaluation and delivered its report in October 2017.

Annual reports

Each financial year Brisbane North PHN produces an annual report, or a ‘Year in Review’ for our board members and stakeholders to showcase our work over the previous 12 months.