North Coast Collective (NCC) recognises the need for a collective and collaborative approach to understanding and improving health outcomes.

Initially a partnership between Healthy North Coast Ltd (delivering the PHN program on behalf of the Commonwealth) and both Mid North Coast LHD and Northern NSW LHD, NCC was developed as a cross-sectoral approach to optimising health outcomes in our region.

This shared approach involves joint planning and priority setting, shared resourcing, and a commitment to pursuing the best return on investment for health outcomes.

This signals a dedicated commitment from our three founding organisations (and their boards) to commit to an unprecedented level of transparency and cooperation to achieve system reform.

The agreed vision for NCC is to transition over time from our current disjointed approach to service commissioning and delivery to a dedicated regional commissioning model, thus recognising that even by delivering ‘best practice’ programming in our relative sectors we are often still failing to provide joined-up services which consumers can navigate and which result in optimal health and wellness outcomes.

Moving from today's silos to embracing regional governance for shared commissioning

Collaboration with other stakeholders

Initially a partnership between Healthy North Coast Ltd (delivering the PHN program on behalf of the Commonwealth) and both Mid North Coast LHD and Northern NSW LHD, NCC was developed as a cross-sectoral approach to optimising health outcomes in our region.

This shared approach involves joint planning and priority setting, shared resourcing, and a commitment to pursuing the best return on investment for health outcomes.

This signals a dedicated commitment from our three founding organisations (and their boards) to commit to an unprecedented level of transparency and cooperation to achieve system reform.

The agreed vision for NCC is to transition over time from our current disjointed approach to service commissioning and delivery to a dedicated regional commissioning model, thus recognising that even by delivering ‘best practice’ programming in our relative sectors we are often still failing to provide joined-up services which consumers can navigate and which result in optimal health and wellness outcomes.

Our Fundamental Principles

We are all responsible for collective outcomes

There is a clear relationship between public health services, the community and service market that enables shared decision making, democratic accountability and voice, and genuine understanding of the ownership required from all to achieve success.

The NCC is underpinned by a place based approach which acknowledges the skills and input from consumers and service providers at a community level to ensure services reflect identity and diversity of local populations.

We seek sustainable improvement

NCC adopts approaches that support the development of new investment and
resourcing models and decommissioning
of failing approaches., focused on ongoing improvement in line with the tenets of the Quadruple Aim.

To deliver improved outcomes and achieve
financial sustainability we will be bold and
embrace new models of care and new models
for commissioning.

We seek to provide our communities with
the best evidence Nationally and Internationally
to help inform their health literacy and
consequent health priorities.

We are all accountable

NCC will set tough targets for improvement,
and we will hold ourselves accountable to achieving them.

This accountability will be witnessed through the acceptance of risk for non-achievement via financial models.

We are transparent

Transparency is essential in allowing all parties
to understand decision making and change,
at the local level.

The NCC must be clear about the problems they are trying to solve, their purpose and scope, and decisions made.

This must occur among NCC members, its partners and stakeholders.