Collaborative Commissioning: Care Partnership – Diabetes
The Collaborative Commissioning: Care Partnership – Diabetes (CP-D) program aims to improve health outcomes for more than 11,500 people living with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in Western and Far West NSW. CP-D is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and resource contributions from the partnership comprising Western NSW LHD, Far West LHD, Western NSW PHN and RDN. Program activity is designed to increase access to quality health services for people living with T2DM in the region.
Areas of focus include:
- Working with communities to support awareness and secondary prevention
- Earlier identification including increased screening and point-of-care testing
- Enhanced quality of care for patients through improved provider communication and access to specialised care, and
- Support for the health workforce to enhance health practitioners’ experience of providing care including access to resources, training opportunities, peer networks and a community of practice
Program evaluation will include identifying population health outcomes as well as health system effectiveness and efficiency caused by earlier detection and improved management for people living with T2DM in primary health and hospital settings. The partners aim to sustain CP-D services for the long-term by demonstrating these benefits for policy decisions.
RDN’s CP-D activity includes contributions to the program partnership, governance and planning, as well as a range of health workforce initiatives including the identification of priority needs, scholarships, professional development and case management, a community of practice and other system enhancements.
For more information on Care Partnership – Diabetes, visit Rural Health Pro.