Healthy North Coast is committed to building the capacity of primary health care workforce to deliver high quality health care. We partner with local experts and training organisations to deliver face-to-face and online learning and development that enhances skills, fosters local integration, builds relationships between clinicians and improves communication between health services.

We support organisations and individuals to plan and deliver education for teams working in general practice, Aboriginal health and allied health settings. We provide comprehensive event management support. Our team can source a venue that meets your requirements, manage catering and logistics and be present on the day to ensure it is a success.

Full-service marketing is provided by our in-house communications and marketing team, helping you reach the clinical audience that you are targeting. We manage event registration and reminders; production of event collateral and collection of evaluations from your participants.

Contact us to discuss how we can assist you with your next educational event.

All proposals will be assessed against local health workforce needs and Healthy North Coast’s Learning and Development Framework principles. All learning and development proposals are also reviewed by our Clinical Advisers and local clinicians that make up the Education Advisory Group.

We prioritise professional development that is*:

  • Strategic and aligned to Healthy North Coast priorities
  • Collaborative (Local Health Districts, universities, other partners actively involved)
  • Professional and accredited
  • Clinician and evidence-based, best-practice led
  • Accessible and supportive of multidisciplinary learning
  • Clear in its outcomes and evaluation


*Summary of Healthy North Coast Learning and Development Framework Principles.

Principles

The principles below, referred to as the Workforce Learning and Development Principles, have been developed to support the meaningful engagement and education of the North Coast primary healthcare workforce:

STRATEGIC

1. All supported L&D Activities will be identified as a clinical need or relate to an Healthy North Coast priority goal or objective

COLLABORATIVE

2. L&D Activities should collaborate with key L&D partners
3. L&D Activities should promote other relevant Healthy North Coast priorities

PROFESSIONAL

4. L&D Events must be delivered using the Event Toolkit Policy and Event Toolkit Procedures to ensure they are high quality and well organised

ACCREDITED

5. L&D Activities should be accredited as a CPD education program from relevant governing bodies
6. L&D Activities must have at least one clinician who actively participates in the planning of any proposed accredited activity

EDUCATIONAL PRINCIPLES

7. L&D Activities must have content that reflects evidence based best practice
8. L&D Activities must include clear learning outcomes and L&D Activities that are designed to reflect the learning outcomes

FOSTER INTEGRATION

9. L&D Activities should be open to a multidisciplinary audience of health professionals to foster integration between health services and professionals

ACCESSIBLE

10. L&D Activities must be scheduled at times and dates and locations that are suitable to the audience and do not impact on other scheduled activities

EVALUATED

11. L&D Activities must be evaluated
12. The L&D Activity evaluation plan should be aligned to

Accreditation

GPs: Healthy North Coast is an accredited provider of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) professional development programs. Healthy North Coast applies for RACGP and ACRRM continuing professional development points for events with strong GP attendance.

Nurses and allied health professionals: Healthy North Coast provides certificates of attendance, including the learning outcomes that were achieved, to learning and development participants on request. Certificates can be used to assist clinicians that self-report their continuing professional development activities.

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