Health Planning

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.

2022 Needs Assessment


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Mental health needs assessment

Drug and Alcohol needs assessment

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.

Further information

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