The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives program (APCC) is a proven system of improving health care through shared learning, peer support, training, education and support systems. The program uses the quality improvement methodology "Plan, Do, Study, Act", rapid cycles of testing and measurement of the effects of small change ideas to drive and build sustainable improvements.

The Department of Health fund the Improvement Foundation of Australia to provide the Primary Care Collaborative Program to General Practice across Australia.

Twenty five of our practices are currently participating, or have previously participated in a wave of the APCC program. Six of these Practices are involved in the current wave.

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Current APCC wave topic is

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Management

Previous waves of the program have included:

  • eHealth – preparing for the national roll out of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR)
  • Diabetes Management and Prevention
  • A Quality Improvement National Wave allowing for locally chosen topics – in our region we focused on Advance Care Planning in General Practice

Program Officer

Monica Murnane

Ph: 03 5222 0800