Building health care capacity

An efficient and effective health workforce

Country SA PHN (CSAPHN) commission a range of services and programs to support and build the capacity of the primary health care workforce in rural South Australia. An effective and efficient health workforce underpins the objectives of primary health care to deliver the right care in the right place at the right time.

Health Integration & Coordination


Commissioned programs

The right care, the right place, at the right time

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Delivery of GP specific education programs are commissioned to GPEx, who deliver a high quality, accredited continuing professional development program on topics that are determined by a needs assessment. Programs are delivered both regionally and via webinar.

GPEx will deliver Suicide Prevention Training through a series of face-to-face workshops and webinars to GP and other Primary Health Care professionals. This training package will aim to support the current National Suicide Prevention Trial Site with a focus on males aged 25-54 years. 

Doctor’s Health

Doctors’ Health provide specialised support for general practitioners, registrars and medical students in Country SA around the importance of managing and maintaining their own health and wellbeing. Rural doctors are also able to access a comprehensive check up via outreach visits conducted by Doctors’ Health and network at Rural Retreats and Healthy Doctors Dinners.

Rural Doctor Workforce Agency

Delivery of accredited CPD education sessions and other education sessions to the rural Primary Health Care workforce.

CentaCare Catholic Family Services

Activity is to provide the Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work qualification, pre-orientation program, and peer supervision to identified Learners in the Eyre and Far West.