NSW event: Health Service Planning One day Workshop, 21 Aug 2018

one day workshop
Speaker: Dr Diana Messum, extensive field experience in planning and evaluation

The purpose of this workshop is to provide hands on experience with the planning process.

Participants will discuss establishing a planning team, defining aims through to conducting a needs analysis, identifying priorities for action based on the gap analysis model of planning, planning strategies and their evaluation to demonstrate outcomes at various levels. Results dissemination options are also considered.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and as a refresher for more experienced participants with some skills in planning.

You will work in mixed groups as planning teams, with some teaching input followed up by hands on practice. You are invited to nominate planning issues as topics of interest for discussion.

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Time: 9am-4pm 

Catering: Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea 

Venue: Aerial UTS Function Centre
Level 7, 235 Jones Street (UTS Building 10), Ultimo

Start Time: 9.00am
8.30am – registration and networking
10.30am – morning tea
12.30pm – lunch
End Time: 4.00pm

1.       REGISTRATION BY 9.00 AM



a.       Varies by level eg national, state , district, supra-area;

          by geography, service type or issue eg a plan for

          obstetrics, workforce planning, facilities planning.

b.       Goal statements and values

c.       Terms of reference

4.       THE PLANNING PROCESS 10.45-11.15 AM

a.       Setting up the planning process eg inviting planning

          committee members

b.       Gap analysis model of planning

c.       Rationale for planning, likely barriers and how to

         overcome them

5.       THE NEEDS ANALYSIS 11.15- 12.30

a.       Types of needs and questions to address

b.       Literature review, policy and published data eg ABS site

c.       Consultations and stakeholder analysis

d.       Collection of new data   

e.       Assets and gaps

6.       DISCUSSION DOCUMENT  1.15 - 3.30pm

a.       List of issues recommendations

b.       Delphi technique and selection criteria

c.       Writing objectives and strategy development

d.       Evaluation performance indicators


Attendee fees inc gst
ACHSM Member: $195
Non-member: $220
Student: $160

About the speaker: Dr Dianna Messum 

Diana Messum has taught health planning at undergraduate and postgraduate level for 20 years at both the universities of NSW and Western Sydney. She has extensive field experience in planning and evaluation working as a research psychologist for NSW Health and in private consulting, working in hospitals, community health services, Divisions of General Practice, on local and state-wide health promotion, services and facilities planning exercises.

She also has management experience in several health services across NSW and has a PhD in health services management.

This presentation covers the following domains and skills form our Master Health Service Management Competency Framework.

Leading change

Health systems and organisations

Evidence informed decision making
Financial and resource management
Planning and marketing
Information management

To know more about our competency framework, visit: achsm.org.au/myskills

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Event enquiries
Erica Jones, ACHSM National PD & Events Coordinator
02 8753 5124  erica.jones@achsm.org.au
8/21/2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aerial UTS Function Centre UTS Building 10 Level 7, 235 Jones Street Ultimo, NSW 2007 AUSTRALIA

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