South West Queensland Primary Care Alliance
The South West Queensland Primary Health Care Alliance (SWQPHC Alliance) was formed in 2022 as a recommended outcome of the South West Health Forum held in March 2021.
The governance committee of the SWQPHC Alliance comprises several member organisations, including CACH, CheckUP, CWAATSICH, Goondir Health Services, Health Workforce Queensland, South West Hospital and Health Service (SWHHS), RFDS (Queensland Section), South West Queensland Private & HHS General Practice, and WQPHN. Together, we have developed a Workforce Implementation Plan Strategy with key objectives to reverse the decline in the permanent general practice workforce, enable digital interoperability for data sharing to support the workforce, identify access and gaps in the delivery of primary care services, and develop contemporary models for rural primary care in South West Queensland.
Working groups were also established for priority areas in Thargomindah, Quilpie, Cunnamulla, and Charleville, with common themes identified for action.