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AMSANT annual report 2016-2017



AMSANT annual report 2016-2017

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Annual report 2016-2017; Aborignal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory annual report 2016-2017


Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory


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AMSANT ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017 22 PUBLIC HEALTH The core AMSANT public health team consists of the PHMO (Dr Liz Moore), two part-time nurses with substantial public health, clinical and educational experience, and a part-time administration role. Analysis of ACCHS NTAH KPI data All our members are required to report NT Aboriginal Health KPI (NTAHKPI) data to the Commonwealth and have agreed to contribute to a pooled data set, split into urban and remote streams. This enables AMSANT to assess the size and growth of the sector, provides a benchmark for services to compare their own performance, and highlights areas where performance could be improved and where it may be useful to investigate system or training issues. Recent pooled data reveals that ACCHSs provide 58% of all episodes of care, and 61% of all patient contacts in the Aboriginal PHC sector with the remainder being provided by NT Government clinics. The sector also provided care to 64% of regular clients. This represents significant growth in our sector: 14% in urban patients, and 15% in remote patients over a twelve-month period. A small proportion of this increase resulted from the transition of Millingimbi clinic to Miwatj. The ACCHS sector also had a 12% growth in patient contacts ~ 13% in urban areas and 11% in remote areas. Significant improvements were seen in timeliness of antenatal care with an increase of 11% of women who had an antenatal visit in the first trimester. AMSANT.ORG.AU 23 There was also an increase of 15% of people having a cardiovascular risk assessment. AMSANT designed and led a workshop to develop strategic directions for the NTAHKPIs. Central themes were that non-clinical indicators should be developed across the domains of the core services framework, and that there should be a more robust process for developing the KPIs. This work will inform the future development of the KPIs. National Disability Insurance Scheme The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to provide more choice and control to people with disability, to double the available funding, and to improve equity of access and early intervention. AMSANT recognises that coordination between the NDIS and ACCHSs is required at all levels if we are to see improved health outcomes and quality of life for Aboriginal people. As a milestone national reform, AMSANT has been engaging with our own sector, disability services, governments and NGOs in advocating for improvements to the scheme so that it can help meet the needs of Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory in both regional and remote areas. Some key activities, in consultation with member services and other Aboriginal agencies, include development of Board-endorsed positions, submissions to the Productivity Commission, and evidence given to the Joint Standing Committee regarding the transition to the NDIS. AMSANT Senior clinician network AMSANT has a senior clinician network which includes at least one clinical leader from each ACCHS. The Public Health unit provided information and clinical advice on multiple issues to the network, including mandatory reporting, cardio-vascular risk assessment and the av-gas issue (inhalation of aviation fuel) in East Arnhem. We held discussions about GP registrar recruitment with senior GPs across the sector which informed an AMSANT submission on GP registrar salary support in Aboriginal primary health care. Health Care homes Health Care Homes (HCHs) is a new method of funding the care of chronic disease patients based on voluntary patient enrolment and annual payments based on the patients health profile and social circumstances. HCHs aims to encourage a team based approach and to use

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