Planning and Performance

The Planning and Performance Team is responsible for leading a comprehensive and iterative health-needs assessment and activity planning process for the population of Central and Eastern Sydney PHN. The ongoing development of the Needs Assessment and Activity Work Plans are key elements of the PHN's commissioning strategy. These activities are undertaken in partnership with key partners and other stakeholders to ensure priority health needs including emerging needs are identified, and local evidence based solutions are implemented to improve the health of the region’s population.

Current versions of the Needs Assessment and Activity Work Plans for Central and Eastern Sydney PHN are available below.

Needs Assessment

The purpose of the CESPHN Needs Assessment is to identify population health needs and service gaps. The findings are intended to inform appropriate responses that support, strengthen and shape a world class, person centred primary health care system. 

Refer to the Needs Assessment Guide on the Department of Health's PHN website, for a detailed outline of the approach to conducting needs assessments.

Norfolk Island Needs Assessment

In March 2015, the Australian Government announced comprehensive reforms for Norfolk Island. Subsequently, in May 2015, the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015 and related Acts came into effect and from 1 July 2016 mainland taxation, social security, immigration, biosecurity, customs and health arrangements, including Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, was extended to Norfolk Island.

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) has been funded to support activities within primary health care.

The pdf Norfolk Island needs assessment (1017 KB)  was submitted to the Department of Health in August 2016.

Mental health needs assessment

On 26 November 2015 the Commonwealth Government announced that primary health networks will take on a greater commissioning role for mental health and suicide prevention services. 

In addition to findings from our Baseline needs assessment, we have completed the comprehensive mental health and suicide prevention needs assessment for the region. pdf Click here to access the 2017 Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment (1.19 MB) .

Alcohol and other drugs services needs assessment

On 6 December 2015 the Commonwealth Government announced that primary health networks will take on a greater commissioning role for alcohol and other drugs services. 

In addition to findings from our Baseline needs assessment, we have completed the comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Needs Assessment for the region. pdf Click here to view the 2017 Drug and Alcohol Needs Assessment (1.10 MB)

Further information

For further information, please contact the Planning Team on 1300 986 991.