PHN + partners in the Sunshine Coast pioneer Strategic Doing in healthcare

The PHN Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast is one of seven in Queensland and they held their first Strategic Doing training and workshop session over two-days last 14-15 February 2017. The group included PHN staff from the Sunshine Coast team, led by their General Manager, Kath Thompson, as well as some key partners.

The Australian Government has established the Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in 2015 to improve efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patience and improve the coordination of their care. There are 31 PHNs throughout the country.

The participants were able to dive in deeper in their understanding of the concepts behind the Strategic Doing pack and will enable them to use the methodology internally and externally throughout their network. One of the key outcomes achieved was establishing their shared values to which they can build further plans and projects.

Positive feedback from participants include:

  • “Immense value both here and in other areas of life and business.”
  • “Keen to get started.”
  • “Helped build my confidence in drawing out strengths and assets of the groups.”

This program exemplifies the suitability of a Strategic Doing approach to the complex and challenging work of PHN and the various stakeholders of its work and would appear applicable to comparable programs elsewhere.