The Victorian and Tasmanian PHN Alliance made a submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System.
Read the submission here.
The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System is a once in a generation opportunity to investigate and deliver a comprehensive set of recommendations on how to best support Victorians with mental illness, including Victorians at risk of suicide.
The Victorian and Tasmanian PHN Alliance (the Alliance) has a significant interest in mental health reform and system transformation given the dual role of Primary Health Networks (PHNs):
- as commissioners, PHNs have a role in developing and shaping primary healthcare services to deliver evidence‐based models of care across a geographical area; and
- as improvement partners, PHNs have an active role in supporting the clinical and non‐clinical workforce to build individual skills and expertise, and to implement systems of care.
This dual role offers a unique contribution to system capacity that strives to advance safety and quality within primary healthcare.