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Welcome to the Inner East PCP
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Announcements - Operational Changes
March 2020

Dear Partners,

Funding of Statewide PCP's

The IEPCP is pleased to announce we have received notification from the Department of Health and Human Services that our funding will be extended from June to 31 December 2020. This means all current PCP Program guidelines, including reporting requirements and obligations under the Funding and Service Agreement will remain in place, so it’s business as usual (as able with current pandemic risk planning and management!).
The Department acknowledged the high level of engagement by all of the PCPs and partner organisations in the review process conducted by KPMG and that the active engagement of PCPs (including sharing case studies and some deep dives into strategy and operations), provided a rich source of material about the workings of the Partnership Platform. At this stage, and with many other urgent matters to contend with, the findings of the Review are still being considered.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every partner for your contribution to our work, local joint partnership work in our catchment and to our advocacy. The IEPCP is the sum of our partners, and we do our best to be a resource to support strategy, planning, collective impact, capacity building, reform implementation, service coordination, and population health and wellbeing change. It is a great privilege to work in this space, and in this region alongside high performing neighbouring PCPs. We look forward to continuing to support you and the many initiatives we are currently involved in, for a while longer.
I also want to send a shout out to our Board of outstanding organisational leaders and thank each of you for your support and advocacy.

I would also like to thank all partners who participated in our Annual Partnership Evaluation survey. It was heartening to receive such generous feedback and your suggestions for improvement are important and welcome. We will do our very best to incorporate them into the way we work.

The summary of the results is proudly attached.

Covid 19 (Coronavirus) update
In light of the rapidly unfolding public health response to this pandemic, we are acting to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff; partners and the community we serve. 

Our organisation is following the Department of Health and Human Services directions and guidelines to help prevent the spread of infection in our community. We will be adapting the way we work, and reviewing our capacity to support our partners through virtual meetings and teleconferences and appreciate those at the leadership level are leading workplace responses as a priority and there will be reduced capacity to participate in some activities. We will be cancelling some scheduled events with a view to postponing to a later date, and we maintain a commitment to supporting work that has been in progress, and partnerships as we can.

I invite partners to let me know how we can best support you at this time - sharing information, coordinating efforts, and with needs arising through preparation response and recovery.
Stay well.
Warmest regards,
Tracey Blythe
Executive Officer
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