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.
WNSW PHN would like to thank current service providers for their tremendous work to date and congratulate the successful applicants on being awarded these contracts.
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