Mission & Objectives

COCKBURN GP SUPER CLINIC LTD (TRADING AS COCKBURN INTEGRATED HEALTH)

Mission Statement

To provide an excellent, accessible and affordable integrated health experience for both community members and health professionals.

Vision

To improve the health and wellbeing of the Cockburn population by providing coordinated multi-disciplinary primary health care services that are responsive to the needs and priorities of the local community.

This will be achieved through meeting the following organisational objectives:

  1. Alleviate sickness, suffering, distress, disability and helplessness of medically, socially and financially disadvantaged people in an around the Cockburn region through the provision of health and medical related services and education;
  2. Provide integrated multidisciplinary, culturally appropriate patient centered care supporting patients with a range of health services wherever possible;
  3. Support and encourage preventative care, including promotion of health, lifestyles, addressing risk factors, lifestyle modification, improving early detection and management of chronic disease;
  4. Provide education and training opportunities in health services;
  5. Integrate existing local programs and State initiatives, demonstrating enhanced coordination with other health services, local needs and priorities of the community;
  6. Encourage cooperation with health related partnerships, organisations and community groups to improve health services and outcomes in the Cockburn region and promote better health for the community;
  7. Address health inequality across persons in the Cockburn region and respond to the needs of disadvantaged persons in the region;
  8. Engage with the community in relation to the quality, availability, accessibility and provision of health services in the Cockburn region;
  9. Invest in research initiatives and programs focused on local health issues and prevention and management of chronic health conditions; and
  10. Generally provide direct relief of poverty, sickness, suffering distress, misfortune, disability, destitution or helplessness as arouses compassion in the community.

Commonwealth Program Objectives

The Commonwealth Program Objectives are as follows:

  1. GP Super Clinics provide their patients with well integrated multidisciplinary patient centred care. GP Super Clinics will support their patients, particularly those with, or at risk of, chronic disease(s), with the option of receiving the full range of health services they need in a coordinated manner, where possible and appropriate, in a single convenient location. Underpinning this care will be integrated models of clinical governance and shared care protocols, as well as a strong focus on supporting patient self management.
  2. GP Super Clinic are responsive to local community needs and priorities, including the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and older Australians in Residential Aged Care Facilities and community based settings. Ensuring GP Super Clinics will address local needs and priorities and have local community support will be a key element in the establishment process. As part of a demonstrated long term commitment to local health care services, organizational governance arrangements for clinics will need to provide for ongoing community engagement and input.
  3. GP Super Clinics will provide accessible, culturally appropriate and affordable care to patients. While health professionals will retain their autonomy over billing, GP Super Clinics will be strongly encouraged to bulk bill MBS funded services.
  4. GP Super Clinics will provide support for preventive care, including promotion of healthy lifestyles, addressing risk factor and lifestyle modification to prevent chronic disease and improve early detection and management of chronic disease.
  5. GP Super Clinics will demonstrate efficient and effective use of Information technology. This would include an electronic clinical information system that can make patients’ medical records available (with patient consent) to all practitioners (including allied health professionals) at the GP Super Clinic and to external providers as appropriate.
  6. GP Super Clinics will provide a working environment and conditions which attract and retain their workforce. This could entail a range of models, including scope for health professionals to contribute clinical sessions and teaching activities, possibly on a salary basis, without needing to consider routine administrative and practice management activities. As workplaces of choice, GP Super Clinics also provide support for primary health care research to complement clinical service delivery.
  7. GP Super Clinics will be centres of high quality best practice care and will be expected to meet industry accreditation standards, including accreditation against the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Standards for General Practice (as amended from time to time), and accreditation for training, where this is applicable.
  8. Post establishment, GP Super Clinics will operate with viable, sustainable and efficient business models, drawing revenue from existing programs and initiatives (including provision of health services under usual fee for service arrangements), and potentially other sources such as community partners.
  9. GP Super Clinics will support the future primary care workforce by providing high quality education and training opportunities supported by infrastructure for trainee consulting rooms, teaching rooms and training facilities to make general practice attractive to students, new graduates, GP trainees and registrars and other health professionals.