Supporting general practice by the numbers

WA Primary Health Alliance is committed to supporting general practice to continue to deliver the highest quality patient care.

Just some of the ways the organisation has been doing so recently include commissioning GP only referral services, onboarding 79% of WA general practices to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, supplying much needed PPE throughout the pandemic, providing a bespoke Practice Assist service in partnership with Rural Heath West, maintaining the HealthPathways WA online clinical support tool, and helping practices to unlock their PIP QI payments.

WAPHA General Manager Primary Care Innovation and Development, Bernadette Kenny said, “Our highly skilled staff are dedicated to delivering training and establishing communities of practice, improving quality and clinical outcomes in practices, developing evidence-based, integrated care pathways and navigating practices to our suite of services and resources, housed on our Practice Assist website.

“We listen closely to and respond to what GPs tell us, something that is demonstrated in the establishment last year of a dedicated GP Advisory Panel in partnership with RACGP WA and Rural Health West. This group was integral to the development of our latest self-service public facing campaign for general practices, See Your GP.

“WA Primary Health Alliance works collaboratively and closely with medical, practice management and practice nursing peak organisations, to ensure we understand the needs of, and challenges faced by general practice teams and make representation to relevant government bodies, where our support can be useful.”

To find out more about how we can help your practice, please contact Practice Assist on 1800 2 ASSIST (1800 2 277478) or