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.A group of people are sitting around a table. The people have laptops open in front of them. A man is standing at the head of the table, speaking.


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.