Sub-regional Co-design; collaborative models for after hours primary health care – Monday 3 February

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) has engaged Claire Edwards from b.school4change, as the consultant to lead the after hours sub-regional co-design project. This project has been initiated to assist services already delivering and those interested in delivering after hours primary health care to participate in a co-design process and (re)design collaborative, client centred and financially viable after hours service model(s) for the communities across western Victoria.

Through the provision of funding that will be made available via a procurement process in early 2020, Western Victoria PHN will support the design and implementation of localised after hours service models that are identified through the co-design process. These project/s and/or model/s will be required to be innovative and sustainable, address systemic after hours issues and improve the integration of after hours services.

Consultation Phase:

Options to participate include both an on-line forum as well as co-design workshops. The consultation phase, which commenced in November 2020, will be used to understand current service provision, gather evidence of best practice examples and to determine the key requirements of best practice after hours service model(s).

On-line Forum:

Please find below a weblink to the after hours sub-regional co-design project on-line forum where all project information and on-line engagement will be conducted:

Co-design Workshops

A series of co-design workshops will be facilitated across western Victoria to assist services to (re)design collaborative after hours service model(s) which will then guide the procurement of after hours funding for the next two years.

Dates and times for future workshop are listed below:

  •  Geelong – Tuesday 30 January 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm and 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Horsham – Friday 31 January 2020, 10.00am-1.00pm
  • Warrnambool – Monday 3 February 2020, 10.00am- 1.00pm
  • Ballarat – Tuesday 4 February 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm and 5:30pm-8:30pm

GPs who attend a co-design workshop on their usual clinical day will be paid $150/ hour for their time at the workshop.

We would like to encourage you to participate in the consultation phase via the on-line forum and/ or workshops, to make your contribution heard in this important project. Representatives from all sectors such as: general practice, tertiary health services, ambulance, allied health, alcohol and other drugs, mental health and aged care are invited to participate and assist in shaping after hours solutions that meet the needs of all population groups in our community.

Please feel free to forward this information onto any of your colleagues who may like to participate.

Workshop RSVP

RSVP for the co-design workshops is due by Friday 24 January to

Participants should indicate which co-design workshop location they are interested in attending and if they have any
dietary requirements. Further information regarding the final venues for the co-design workshops will be
posted on the on-line forum.

If you have any queries in relation to your participation in this exciting project, please don’t hesitate to
contact the after hours team or Claire directly using the following contact
details: (+61)438112347 or

Individual interviews may be arranged for person/s and/or organisations unable to participate via the on-line
form or workshops.

Last modified: 9 January, 2020

Event details


  • Bayside City Plaza, 24/36 Fairy Street, Warrnambool VIC 3280