PHNs have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
Report to the Community
Our 2017 Report to the Community features a year of milestones for Murray PHN, from our first major commissioning for chronic illness contracts and mental health, launching our community initiative Health Voices, while undertaking a significant organisational restructure.
Our plan has a two year outlook through to June 2018 given that 2015/16 period has primarily sought to ensure continuity of service and establishment of our organisation.
We are pleased to publish our third regional Murray PHN 2017/2018 Needs Assessment building on the evidence presented in our 2016/2017 Needs Assessment published last year.
A key role of Murray PHN is to identify and analyse health and service needs within our region and prioritise activity to address those needs. By identifying these priorities, we can use funding to commission services that support health service delivery, access, equity and management of health conditions efficiently and effectively across primary health care for patients in our region.
The region’s major health needs and priorities have not changed substantially in the intervening year, but this Needs Assessment lifts our ability to identify priority work that can improve health outcomes across our community.
Activity Work Plans
The development of annual Activity Work Plans are a deliverable under Murray PHNs funding agreements. Our Activity Work Plans for the below areas have been approved by the Australian Government Department of Health.
PHN Core Funding | Activity Work Plan 2016-2018
PHN After Hours Funding | Activity Work Plan 2016 - 2018
PHN Drug and Alcohol Treatment | Activity Work Plan 2016-2019
PHN Integrated Team Care Funding | Activity Work Plan 2016-2018
PHN Primary Mental Health Care Funding | Activity Work Plan 2016-2019