Priority veteran healthcare issues discussed at DVA provider forum
The meeting summary from the DVA Health Providers Partnership Forum held on 8 November 2019 is now available on the DVA website.
18 March 2020
Key topics discussed at the DVA Health Providers Partnership Forum held on 8 November 2019 included exceptional circumstances under the allied health treatment cycle and the Veteran Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and National Action Plan.
The meeting covered a range of veteran healthcare-related topics, including:
Australian Medical Association (AMA) submissions, requesting:
An update on evaluation outcomes on the effectiveness of the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program,
An update on the Productivity Commission Inquiry Report: A better way to support veterans.
Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) submission on the evidence of how Nurse Practitioners can improve health outcomes and access to health care.
Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) submission on the OPAN services and support available to veterans, under the National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP).
An update on the new GP referral arrangements for allied health services, known as the treatment cycle, introduced on 1 October 2019. This included the At Risk Client Framework for exceptional cases and an evaluation report due in 2020.
Discussion about the development of the Veteran Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and National Action Plan.
A summary of the meeting is now available on the DVA website, along with summaries of past Forum meetings.