The Australian Government is committed to delivering an efficient and effective primary healthcare system through the establishment of Primary Health Networks (PHNs). Evidence indicates that health systems with strong integrated primary healthcare at their core are both effective in improving patient outcomes and experiences and efficient at delivering appropriate services where they are needed most.
PHNs have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
WA Primary Health Alliance oversees the strategic commissioning functions of the three Western Australian Primary Health Networks: Perth North, Perth South and Country WA.
For more information about the PHN program, visit the PHN website.