The current services outlined above have transitioned from the previous Medicare Locals and have been funded by Western NSW PHN since its creation on 1 July 2015. Since this date the Western NSW PHN has undertaken work on needs assessment and prioritisation of services which became the basis for a tender process for the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease program.
The Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) has recently announced the appointment of a new service provider for the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease in western NSW. Following evaluation through a competitive tender process, the successful service providers will be NSW Outback Division of General Practice (ODGP), who will operate in a consortium with Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation and Bila Muuji Aboriginal Health Services Incorporated. Service provision under the new program will occur after an organised transition period from 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017.
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