Building GP capacity for suicide prevention.
Equipping GPs to identify and support people in distress is one of the highest-impact, evidence-based interventions available for suicide prevention. In Australia, we know that many people experiencing suicidal thoughts visit their GP and general practice in the weeks before death.
What people say about us
We engaged Larter on behalf of the Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Trial site to develop a volunteer community support model for mental health and suicide prevention in the Macedon Ranges.
Project timelines were tight with some ambitious deliverables. Larter successfully secured an impressive depth of engagement from those that live with suicide ideation or mental health issues, and had numerous conversations with local partners to understand how the model could operate locally.
As a result, the model and business case developed is supported by local services and resonates with the local community.
Larter brings diverse skills and a high level of professionalism to ... Read more
Gippsland Primary Health Network has approached Larter on many occasions to deliver education events for general practices. Wendy O’Meara has presented at our Practice Manager and Practice Nurse Network meetings. We provide her with a brief outline of our requirements and she is able to develop education that meets all learning objectives. Her extensive experience and understanding of general practice, and ability to relate empathetically to the audience and answer questions on the spot makes her a popular presenter and has led to increases in participant numbers. It is a delight to work with Wendy and the Larter team and I have no hesitation recommending them for education and training... Read more
We engaged Larter to review and assist us in redeveloping our consortium. We found them to be very professional and thorough. The review and analysis undertaken provided us with valuable information in our reestablishment work. Reports and documentation were comprehensive and they were flexible to the changing demands of the project. Penny was generous with her time and committed to assisting us to achieve a good result.
Peter Larter led the writing of a business case to establish disability accommodation in Longreach. This included consulting with the local LACs (local area coordinators). The business case is comprehensive and shows he has a good understanding of how the NDIS works, and how to consult widely to get the information that he needs. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any NDIS project work.
Banyule Community Health has had an established working relationship with Larter Consulting since 2010 and greatly appreciate their excellent work and support in assisting us to expand our premises, programs and services to meet the needs of our local community, including:
• GP Primary Care Infrastructure Grant of $500,000
• Preparation for service provision under the NDIS
• Public Sector Innovation Grant of $395,000
• Service planning for an innovative service
We recommend them unreservedly to other primary care organisations and look forward to an ongoing supportive relationship.
Even as I have been a GP for many years and feel confident in having a good understanding of the MBS complexities, I still learned from your workshop. Particularly some of the evidence behind the introduction of MBS items for care planning, the grey areas and the hot off the press changes to aftercare rules & telehealth were helpful.
Arcare engaged Larter to undertake an exploration of the resident experience and a staff survey for our 30 residential aged care facilities.
In close partnership with our Strategy and Innovation executive, Larter delivered a large amount of high-impact work in a short period of time. A framework for benchmarking provided a baseline and mapped out strategic pathways in key result areas while providing an invaluable evidence base for our values and innovations strategy.
We found Larter’s consultant worked with expertise, sensitivity and agility and could work just as well with CEO & Executive team as with residents and their families in often stressful circumstances.
We approached Larter because they are renowned for providing high quality and expert services in the health sector. Larter provided us with an evaluation for the Australian National Preventive Health Agency funded project - Whenever You’re Likely to Drink (WYLD). WYLD included many partners, including Local Government and Victoria Police.
These partners participated in the evaluation and were impressed by the highly professional Larter team. The evaluation methodology was rigorous, and resulted in a thorough and professional report that reflected the achievements and learnings of WYLD.
The Larter team was friendly and prompt in all interactions. We would recommend Larter.... Read more
We have contacted Larter Consultants to give us consulting service for a Tender Submission. They had a very professional and timely approach to our inquiry. Although there was only 1 week to the tender closing date, they have put extra effort to submit it on time.
We would highly recommend Larter Consulting to other medical services for assistance and writing of their funding submissions.
Gippsland PHN contracted Larter to conduct a rapid assessment for place-based suicide prevention pilot for Bass Coast and Latrobe Valley regions.
Larter's consultants were friendly and adaptable to changing project requirements and sensitive to timeframes and the topic when speaking with stakeholders.
The consultants were knowledgeable about the project work and the rapid assessment undertaken was appropriately planned, implemented and risk managed. The project struck the right balance between working in partnership with our staff and stakeholders and independently leading the work.
Windana engaged Larter to assist us to respond to an advertised call for submission to deliver an ‘adult alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation service’ in the Grampians region.
The timeframe was tight and the requirements very detailed. The Larter team were professional and had an in depth knowledge of the sector so their capacity to quickly understand and engage really helped us meet the deliverables.
The project was completed on time and due to the high standard of content and presentation we were delighted to be advised that the submission was successful. Having used Larter previously and again on this occasion I would highly recommend them and will certai... Read more
The Larter team did an extremely efficient and effective job of pulling together our bid for a Government tender in the Disability Sector in 2017. Their knowledge and ability to assimilate information quickly and produce a polished product was fabulous. We would highly recommend Larter and look forward to working with them again.
VicHealth thoroughly enjoyed working with Larter Consulting on this project. Larter Consulting not only properly understood the aim and purpose for the project, the team also added value to the project through their experience in conducting similar projects and their knowledge of the AoD sector.
Larter Consulting was very responsive to VicHealth’s needs and all aspects of the project were completed to an exceptionally high standard and within tight timelines.
As a busy general practice, it is hard to keep on top of the government's changes and initiatives. We knew when we saw the PHN's grant that we could use it to make a real difference for our patients and our practice. Larter helped us every step of the way - from helping us work out what the PHN wanted, think through and articulate our ideas for the grant, the data and evidence we needed to meet the criteria. Throughout the process, Larter were very professional, efficient and helpful. I would highly recommend Larter to any general practice requiring assistance.
I can only recommend the Larter team for their knowledge of our sector and their expertise around the complex funding models and policies that impact on our services.
Their professionalism and capacity to bring in knowledge and strategies from a wide area really enhanced the work they did and gave us more options than we had expected.
They were quick, consultative, knowledgeable and delivered results to my Board that appreciated the policy and funding environment that we work within.
LCHS approached Larter Consulting to conduct a review of our Morwell, Traralgon and Melbourne clinics financial outcomes using our initial budget projections as a reference.
We found Peter and his team to be very professional and thorough. The report that they provided to us was comprehensive and was well received by our Board. Larter Consulting provided us with valuable insight into the billings of our practice and we are confident that their recommendations will help drive the clinics to further future success.
LCHS would highly recommend Larter Consulting.
Over the past couple of years I have attended several Larter presentations, and have been impressed by the extensive range of subjects and the presenters knowledge.
There have been opportunities for all practice staff (clinical, administration & management) to attend relevant and informative workshop sessions. The presenters have always encouraged attendees to participate & comment, allowing for the diversity of practice settings.
I would highly recommend Larter when seeking education and training for the health sector.
"This was one of the most outstanding presentations I have been to on CDM management using the Medicare Benefits Schedule. The way in which the information was organised was logical, VERY relevant to my practice, and easy to understand. The delivery and manner made asking questions and interacting a joy, and I would happily come to another of these presentations. We've already instituted changes in the way we do our CDM at our practice."
In late 2012, FPV employed Peter Larter of Larter Consulting to evaluate our MBS trial. We found Peter to be a passionate and reliable consultant with a very good understanding of how to plan and implement a program evaluation.
The evaluation report was clear and fair, and its findings will be used to improve the delivery of MBS-funded sexual and reproductive health services.
I would have no hesitation to recommend Peter for health-related program evaluations.
North Yarra Community Health engaged Larter in 2010-11 to assist us with the development of a business plan for a medically focused social enterprise.
Peter provided analysis of local need and demographics, the framework for the budget (including detailed information about projected Medicare income) and reviewed the components of the plan which related to the General Practice industry.
Peter has been generous with his time, has great content knowledge, and is highly skilled in this area work. He is a clear communicator and has provided us with high quality, information in a timely manner. His input has been invaluable to the success of this project.
Peter Larter ran workshops over the three divisions of our PCIP consortium focusing on general practice and allied health working together within MBS criteria for chronic disease management.
The workshops were a great success and highly evaluated by the participants: GPs, PNs, and PMs, public and private allied health clinicians, admin staff and intake workers.
Peter has acted as both presenter and discussion facilitator and he is happy to change his presentation to suit the audience make up and format of each workshop. He has a great knowledge of the MBS and the workings of general practice, public and private allied health and can relate equally to all audience members.<... Read more
Larter Consulting have extensive experience working with general practice and primary health care organisations.
Their knowledge of the MBS, including the more complex aspects, is exceptional.
Hoppers Lane General Practice approached Larter Consulting to analyse and review current processes, procedures and improve the operations of the clinic, provide education, training and mentoring for our staff and direction and strategies on improving profitability. This project was to provide an ‘independent audit’ for management and the leadership team.
We approached Larter because we knew of their leadership and experience in the primary health care sector. We had an ongoing relationship with Larter, having engaged a consultant for 12 months.
Hoppers Lane General Practice highly recommends Larter Consulting.
APNA initially contracted Larter to develop one online module on ‘Leadership in Action’. The end product was of exceptional quality and innovation and demonstrated a depth of understanding of the intended audience. As a result APNA engaged Larter to develop three further modules.
Larter has demonstrated skill in negotiating the delicate balance between quality, time and budget by delivering online modules of outstanding quality within the specified budget and timeframe. APNA will continue to work with Larter in the future.