The aims of the Primary Health Network (PHN) After Hours Program are to:
- Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of after-hours primary health care for patients, particularly those with limited access to health services.
- Improve access to after-hours primary health care through effective planning, coordination and support for population-based after-hours primary health care.
- Improve the availability of after-hours GP services through working collaboratively.
The evaluation aimed to assess how well the program was being delivered and whether it continues to be the right response in the current context.