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Corporate Plan 2018-2019

Our performance

The Government’s long term national health plan sets the health agenda and charts the direction for reforming the system over the coming years.

This section of the Corporate Plan outlines the ongoing development of key initiatives and activities from the long term national health plan and aligns them to the department’s outcomes as outlined in the Portfolio Budget Statements.  It also details the department’s capability to deliver against these initiatives.

The Portfolio Budget Statements set out our initiatives and activities under the department’s six outcomes. They describes how we propose to assess our performance in delivering these key initiatives.

The Annual Report reports on our performance for the past year against the statements in the Portfolio Budget Statements.

We use a range of methods – surveys, reviews, evaluations and data analysis – to assess and report our performance, and to shape future health policies.

Key performance events

Vertical timeline for the department of health’s key events in 2018 to 2019

Key events for 2018 include:

  • 95% of Medical Benefits Schedule items reviewed;
  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme services available;
  • Implementation of the Strengthening mental health care in Australia measure;
  • Operational arrangements in place to support the 2018 Invictus Games;
  • Private Health Insurance reforms implemented;
  • 111,500 Home Care Packages allocated; 
  • Development of a new National Health Reform Agreement;
  • Launch of Sport 2030;
  • Next iteration of the National Alcohol Strategy and the National Tobacco Strategy;
  • Release of Review of Australia’s Sport Integrity arrangements;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of Primary Health Network services;
  • Commencement of Mental Health in Education initiative in schools and early learning services;
  • Release of the second set of Medical Research Future Fund priorities; and
  • Ongoing monitoring of the delivery of mental health services.

Key events for 2019 include:

  • 20,315 GPs and 25,389 nurses in Australian cities;
  • Implementation of response to the Review of Australia’s Sport Integrity Arrangements;
  • 50% of GP training outside major cities;
  • 94.25% of 5 year olds immunised;
  • 92.5% or more 12 to 15 month old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children immunised;
  • Operational arrangements implemented  to support major international sporting events;
  • PBS payment system  improvements commence;
  • 8,786 GPs and 16,100 nurses in rural Australia;
  • Revised National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan released;
  • Further Medical Research Future Fund disbursements;
  • 53.1% participating in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program;
  • 134,500 Home Care Packages allocated;
  • 100% of Medical Benefits Schedule items reviewed;
  • Primary Health Networks supporting health care providers to deliver quality and coordinated care; and
  • Ongoing monitoring of the delivery of mental health services.
Last updated: 
20 November 2018