MonReN (Monash Practice-Based Research Network)
Practice-based Research Networks are 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. Since its inception in 2010, MonReN has been building the foundations for a regional peer to peer practice based network that supports general practice to engage in research and education to improve patient health outcomes and advance the discipline of general practice.
The strong relationships that have been fostered over time between Monash’s Department of General Practice and general practices in our region are critical to our function as a leading academic department of general practice and at the core of MonReN’s ability to affect change and healthcare improvement.
Our vision is for MonReN to be nationally and internationally recognised as a leading practice based research network engaging in high quality academic endeavour that improves patient health outcomes and advances the discipline of general practice.
Improving patient outcomes through partnership with practices in our region
MonReN seeks to:
- Build capacity in general practice
- Facilitate peer connection and networking
- Support self-improvement and learning amongst participants
- Develop a culture of quality improvement in general practice
- Drive innovation and excellence in general practice research and education
We will achieve these outcomes through:
- Strong and transparent governance processes
- Meaningful consumer and practitioner engagement
- Two-way communication with network members
- Strong partnerships with relevant external stakeholders and consumer groups
- Supporting practices to deliver high quality general practice education
- Undertaking research that is relevant to general practice, patients and communities
- Nurturing practices to engage with both general practice education and research in the long term
- Supporting practices to develop a culture that values high quality patient care in general practice
- Has stable administrative support
- Strong focus on data and data linkage
- Evidence based
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