Collaborative Pairs

SEMPHN is one of four primary health networks participating in a demonstration trial of the Collaborative Pairs program developed by The Kings Fund in the UK. The trial, which is being coordinated locally by the Consumer Health Forum, involves health professionals (clinicians or service providers) pairing up with consumers/carers to jointly tackle a health challenge.

Each pair undertakes training which is designed to build leadership and collaborations skills, with the ultimate aim of promoting co-design when undertaking service design or improvement. The training, valued at $5000, will be provided free to successful applicants.

SEMPHN is running two training programs during 2018/19, delivered by facilitators Dr Paresh Dawda and health advocate Russell McGowan, who undertook the Collaborative Pairs facilitators training in the UK.

Each program consists of five days training spread over six months to allow the pairs to work on their project.

Check out the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.

Program 1 Program 2
Applications open 20 August 1 November
Applications close 14 September 30 November
Applications review period 11-21 September 1-14 December
Applicants notified 24 September early January 2019
Program starts: Day 1 17 October 12 February
Day 2 21 November 12 March
Day 3 13 February  30 April
Day 4 13 March 28 May
Day 5 29 April 25 June

*Program dates may change at SEMPHN's discretion

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