Better, Sooner, More Convenient Primary Health Care
What do we know about Better Sooner More Convenient Healthcare (BSMC)?
Better, Sooner, More Convenient Primary Health Care is the Government's initiative to deliver a more personalised primary health care system that provides services closer to home.
What do we know about the Expressions of Interest (EOI), Business cases (BC) for Better Sooner More Convenient Healthcare?
In September 2009, the Ministry of Health called for expressions of interest (EOI) from primary health care providers ready and able to deliver large scale changes to the way they deliver health care. The Ministry received more than 70 EOIs.
In December 2009, the Minister of Health announced that nine proposals had moved to the next stage which included the development of Integrated Family Health Centres (IFHCs), more nurse-led services including a greater role for nurse practitioners, the development of more multi-disciplinary teams and greater cooperation with hospitals.
Successful proposers were given to February 2010 to develop their BC, prior to progressing to the implementation phase.
The March 2011 Ministry of Health update, indicated that progress across the nine BSMC health alliances was variable, reflecting both the scope of the business cases as well as the complexity of the alliances relationships required.
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What can you tell us?
NZNO is taking a watching brief of these business cases, we are relying on our members to provide an updates or information on these regional projects, please forward any information to Cathy Gilmore email@example.com
Better Sooner More Convenient Primary Health Care Providers
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Health Better, Sooner, More Convenient Primary Health care
Primary Health Care
Alliance Health +
Canterbury Clinical Network
Greater Auckland Integrated Health Network
Kawerau PHO - now known as Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance (EBPHA)
MidCentral PHO – now Central PHO
Midlands Health Network
National Māori Coalition PHO
Wairarapa Community PHO
West Coast PHO