The Gippsland PCP was established to ensure greater collaboration and coordination between the four PCPs across the Gippsland Region. It includes the East Gippsland, Central West, South Coast and Wellington PCPs, which meet regularly and work together on identified projects and priorities for the region and advocate for the Gippsland community.
Gippsland PCP aims to:
- Enhance strategic growth;
- Ensure more efficient use of limited resources;
- Ensure alignment of PCP activity in line with identified Gippsland health priorities;
- Advocate for the specific needs of the Gippsland region on a local and Statewide platform; and
- Strengthen collaborative partnerships across the Gippsland region.
Gippsland PCP connects around 56 diverse organisations from many different sectors – hospitals, GPs, local government, universities, community health services, disability services, problem gambling services, women’s health, mental health services, sports groups, schools and many more.
In bringing these health and social service organisations together, PCPs are finding new ways of collaborating and sharing valuable learnings, research and information. They are also enabling more effective integrated planning when it comes to the health needs of the community and developing the service system through co-ordination, by making better use of data, evidence-informed interventions and a common planning framework, making a real change at a local level.