Other networks and useful links

Australian Associations:

AAPC's vision is for a multidisciplinary primary care oriented health care system founded on patient-centred, primary care principles and developed through evidence and education.  

AAPM is a not-for-profit, national peak association recognised as the professional body dedicated to supporting effective Practice Management in the healthcare profession.  

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is the peak body and professional membership association for all nurses working outside of a hospital setting in Australia. 

The national peak body for clinical trial networks, coordinating centres, and quality registries conducting investigator-initiated clinical trials. Our vision is for a self-improving Australian healthcare system. 

International Associations:

A UK-based society, offering a point of reference and contact for those seeking academic solutions to the problems they face in the provision and study of Primary Care, and the advancement of Academic Primary Care. 

The World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA). The Mission of WONCA is to improve the quality of life of the peoples of the world through defining and promoting its values, including respect for universal human rights and including gender equity, and by fostering high standards of care in general practice/family medicine. 

The eight AHRQ PBRN Centers for Primary Care Practice-Based Research and Learning (P30 Centers) represent over 50 PBRNs in the US. 

Other PBRNs:

UQGP Research is a practice-based research network (PBRN) which supports collaboration between The University of Queensland’s (UQ) primary care researchers and general practices. 

Monash University's Practice-Based Research Network: providing formal collaborations between clinicians in general practice, consumers, policy makers and academics that are dedicated to working together on relevant research questions to translate new knowledge into practice. 

The Illawarra and Southern Practice Research Network (ISPRN) is funded by the University of Wollongong's School of Medicine (SOM): a centre of excellence for the promotion of research, education and quality improvement in primary health care with a particular focus on the health of regional, rural and remote populations. 

VicREN is a practice-based research network (PBRN) managed by the University of Melbourne that enables collaboration between community-based health care practices, community members and academic institutions.