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The Peninsula Model has multiple tiers of collaboration, meaningfully engaging all stakeholders at all levels.

Diagram of the Peninsula Model

Governance Layer

At the top is a governance layer, in which existing organisations that have mandated responsibilities for local area health planning (Peninsula Health, Department of Health (SMR), Local Governments, the Primary Care Partnership and Medicare Local) have these responsibilities preserved. Each organisation is clearly responsible for its own governance; however each organisation actively endorses the Peninsula Model and nominates members to participate in tiers of the model, to support a coordinated planning and service delivery response for the catchment.

Strategy Layer

The second tier consists of the catchment wide Primary Care Population Health Committee (PCPHC) which is chaired and managed by Peninsula Health and has Director/CEO/Senior Management representation from a broad range of local organisations. The PCPHC is a vehicle for engagement of stakeholders across the catchment and provides oversight for coordination of strategy and collaboration.

The third tier is the Peninsula Model Executive Group (PMEG) which is responsible for:

  • Development and coordination of the Alliances and Working Groups
  • Oversight of the FMPML Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) for the catchment
  • Development of the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partnership (PCP) Strategic Plan
  • Facilitating service development and implementation methodologies
  • Monitoring, evaluation and communication

Coordination Layer

The fourth tier is the implementation layer, the Alliances, (‘virtual teams’) which comprise representatives from relevant organisations engaged in the Alliance area of service re-design and development. This is the ‘power house’ level of the model, engaging key people with the expertise required to best inform the development of effective and informed (evidence based) strategies and responses to address the issues at hand. The Alliances are supported by the project resources (service development facilitators) from FMPML and FMPPCP, and the in kind resources of participating organisations.

The FMPML and FMPPCP service development facilitators support the Alliances with the coordination of meetings, project methodology, development of action plans and evaluation.

Delivery Layer

The fifth tier is service delivery, incorporating the range of participating providers and services in the catchment. These are health and social service organisations (ranging from large to small, including, for example, a single-GP practice), where the service re-design is implemented to improve service coordination and service user outcomes. Working Group members are primarily direct service providers. 

Resource Layer

The resource layer is controlled by the service delivery layer, and comprises people, sites, financial resources, information systems, policy, models of care and bases of evidence. Aligned with each of these resource categories are the seven major system redesign levers available to the Working Groups: (i) workforce design, (ii) co-location (or planned location), (iii) collaborative resourcing approaches, (iv) data interconnectivity, (v) policy and practice coordination; (vi) translation and dissemination of innovative models of care and (vii) research and evaluation.