Key messages

  • Primary Care Partnerships (PCPs) report regularly on their activities to the Department of Health & Human Services.
  • The department uses this information to assess PCP activity against the Primary Care Partnership program logic.
  • The department may seek additional information if required.

This page provides an outline of the requirements for Primary Care Partnerships (PCPs) to report to the Department of Health and Human Services on their activities between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

The purpose of reporting is to enable the department to assess PCP activity against the Primary Care Partnership Program Logic, PCP strategic plans and state-wide and local priorities.

This year's requirements are outlined in the Primary Care Partnerships – 2019-20 reporting requirements - updated June 2020. Please refer to this document for information on how to submit reports.

Important reminder

The following is an update of reporting for 2019-20:

  • Submit a financial statement - PCPs need to provide both an income statement (income and expenditure) and a balance sheet (assets and liabilities). Surplus or deficit relating to DHHS PCP funding needs to be made clear. Outstanding project commitments must be clearly identified. Any proposal to carry over PCP funds will be assessed by the relevant DHHS Local Area or Operational Division. The annual financial statement must be endorsed by the PCP governance group. Financial statements must be submitted on the template below.
  • E-Referral report – although numbers will have decreased significantly with the introduction of My Aged Care and NDIS, e-Referral reporting is still a mandatory report for PCPs in 2019-20 and a DHHS reporting requirement to the Department of Treasury and Finance.  
  • Strategic and Operational Plans – ensure DHHS has your current Strategic Plan. Plans that have been recently reviewed and updated as well as new plans should be submitted with annual reporting or at any another time throughout the year.
  • Prevention reports – PCPs that submit prevention reports under the Integrated Health Promotion program will be considered to have met mandatory prevention reporting requirements for the PCP program. All PCPs not involved in the IHP program are required to submit a prevention report as outlined in the PCP reporting requirements – Prevention.
  • PCPs must complete a short template about the impact of COVID-19 on their activities.
  • All other reporting is optional. The department appreciates that PCPs may wish to reduce their reporting burden by omitting optional reports this  year.