PHN Needs Assessment Guide

Page last updated: 21 September 2018

Intended audience: Primary Health Networks (PHNs)

The PHN Needs Assessment Guide outlines the needs assessment phase of the PHN commissioning cycle. Through needs assessments, PHNs identify health and service needs within their regions and prioritise activities to address those needs.

The Department of Health developed the guide to support PHNs in planning and undertaking their needs assessments. The guide covers:

  • The PHN commissioning framework, including its strategic planning phase
  • The needs assessment process including:
    • Health and service needs analysis
    • Summarising the opportunities, priorities and options
PHN Needs Assessment Guide (Word 1967 KB)
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