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 a Tender for the Integrated Team Care program and the Way Back Support Service available.