We continuously review and improve our commissioning processes as it develops our organisational capability and knowledge.

The Western Sydney Primary Health Network Commissioning Framework​

In line with both government and community expectation of accountability and transparency, our commissioning approach will move to an outcomes-based focus. Throughout this evolution, we will continue to engage stakeholders and consumers.

The Framework is designed to enhance service delivery and patient outcomes in Western Sydney. The framework guides us to effectively and efficiently meet community health needs through integration, building our partnerships and advocacy.

Current Objectives and Elements

The Western Sydney Primary Health Network Commissioning Framework (WSPHNCF) objectives include:

  • Provide a clear and comprehensive process for the commissioning and monitoring of health services across Western Sydney
  • Ensure all programs follow consistent principles and processes with regards to assessment of need, development/specification of service requirements, contracting services and the review and evaluation of service delivery
  • Ensure procured programs show solid outcomes which address the identified needs
  • Provide value for money services and initiatives
  • Provide quality health services to meet the needs of Western Sydney, in accordance with funding obligations
  • Respond to best practice approaches across the Primary Health Networks in Australia.

The fundamental elements of the WSPHNCF are:

  • Appropriate staffing and organisational structure to assist in achieving the above objectives
  • Well developed commissioning processes to ensure consistency and quality of setup and delivery of commissioned services
  • Efficient systems to support the commissioning activities
  • Appropriate payment models including payment for outcomes
  • Experienced Commissioning Advisory Groups to oversee commissioning activities and provide best practice guidance and recommendations.

Tenders

Local organisations and health care providers are invited to apply for our tenders, grants and other opportunities, which respond to identified needs in Western Sydney. To view our latest tenders, visit the TenderLink portal.

Current Tenders

We currently have the following Tender available:

We are seeking expressions of interest to supply Remote Health Monitoring Devices.

The remote monitoring devices must be capable of monitoring heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP) and Electrocardiogram (ECG) readings to assist with screening and centralised monitoring of patients at risk or diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. The device must be able to feed data back to CareMonitor SaaS.

CareMonitor is the shared care, real-time remote monitoring and population health management platform. Patient Centred Medical Homes and Healthcare Neighbourhoods will use CareMonitor to provide seamless integration with a range of clinical management systems enabling coordination of complex clinical pathways, care planning, medication management and patient engagement.

This expression of interest relates to the roll-out of the Cardiology in the Community (CIC) model of care through the Collaborative Commissioning Program. The objective of this model is to deliver integrated and coordinated care in the primary health care setting, with appropriate access to, and support from the acute and community care sectors – delivering the right care, at the right time, in the right place – the first time.

Submissions will only be accepted via TenderLink and closes at 2pm on Monday 5 October.