Proven solutions: health, ageing and social services

Proven solutions: health, ageing and social services

Mar 27
The opening event of the CEDA Queensland Health ageing and social services series examines primary care and front-line services - how proven solutions are delivered, measured, incentivised, and the implications for the sustainability of the entire system.


Belinda Drew, Chief Executive Officer, Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA)
Dr Harry Nespolon, President, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Professor Nick Zwar, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University

Event overview

Join CEDA’s senior audience when we analyse primary care, innovative and efficient services and what it all means for the future of a system constrained by funding.

A sustainable healthcare system will require redirected funds from low value to high value care, adjusted expectations and behavioural change from health consumers. Australia’s General Practitioners are often the first point of contact for those in need of care and the most vulnerable in our society. The outcomes of primary care, and how it is measured and incentivised has flow on effects for the entire system and its long term sustainability.

The CEDA Queensland 2019 Health, ageing and social services series examines proven solutions, removing waste from the system and sustainability.

Event presentations

Professor Nick Zwar, Bond University MP3 | PDF

Dr Harry Nespolon, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speakers

Belinda Drew
Chief Executive Officer, Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA)

CSIA has mapped economic, societal, industry specific and policy data to forecast the requirements to successfully deliver community services into the future. Belinda leads CSIA’s collaboration, co-design and work to improving outcomes for Queenslanders.  She has held senior roles across community services for over 20 years.

Dr Harry Nespolon
President, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

General practice is the most accessed area of Australia’s health system. The RACGP represents 90 per cent of GPs and has significant data on how they operate; emerging health conditions; disadvantaged patients; and the health of the nation. Harry has his own general practice, an MBA and has worked as a regional training provider and for the Australian Medical Association, RACGP and held senior board and committee positions.

Professor Nick Zwar
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University

Nick's background is in medicine as a general practitioner and as a primary health care teacher and researcher. He has a national and international reputation in health services research on prevention and management of chronic illness whose work is widely published.

Supported by CEDA members

Major series sponsors

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