Rural health models of care


Rural health models of care

A group for anyone interested in models of care for rural communities and follows on from discussions at the Shifting Care Closer to Home Conference Feb 2018. 

Members: 5
Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2021

Group purpose

Providing new models of care to small rural/deprived areas (where it isn’t possible to implement a physical Health Care Home

The following ideas were discussed at the Shifting Care Closer to Home Conference 

Reaching people who are underserved. How do we support, build new models of primary care in remote, rural areas where physical HCHs aren’t possible? How do we build new models of care not reliant on the current see and treat model. How do we work within private ownership?

Main points of the conversation/ emerging themes

  • Funding models of extra capitation for HCH can lead to inequity to the smaller practices that can’t become HCH.
  • Use of workforce to create entirely different models, virtual primary care hubs, use of nursing and pharmacy – shared roaming general practitioners.
  • The impact of alliancing – top-down – DHBs influencing ownership models.

Ideas/questions for further discussion:

  • What are the practicalities to establish Health Care Home across the system?
  • Community virtual health practices: distributed GP model – a hub for the community.
  • How to fund? Ownership? Step away from capitation – purchase the population health status/outcome.
  • Technology – records and care planning – continuous notes.

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Comment by Emily Charlton Rapana on July 18, 2021 at 17:21

Kia ora koutou

New to this group and really keen to have conversations around your current models of service and care delivery.  We are a small Whare Oranga in Port Waikato which is on the Southern Border of Counties Manukau District Health Board geo boundary.  We are currently a member of a Collective however Rural is not front of mind for Urban and City members. Would appreciate a conversation.

Nga mihi, Emily


Comment by Health Navigator NZ on April 5, 2018 at 16:45

We'd love to hear your thoughts following the conference. 


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