Category Archives: News

Primary mental health commissioning intentions 2017-18

Murray PHN’s role is to improve health outcomes in our region. For the 17/18 financial year, Murray PHN will fund more than $28m in primary health services across the region. This investment will target improved health outcomes for individuals and improved performance of the primary health care system. The Commissioning intentions - Primary Mental Health Services…
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2017 Report to the Community

This year has been a year of milestones for Murray PHN, issuing our first major commissioning for chronic illness and mental health, launching our community initiative Health Voices, while undertaking a significant organisational restructure. As we move beyond our initial work in building engagement and identifying priorities and opportunities, we are changing to improve health…
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AGM notice

Notice is given of the Murray PHN Annual General Meeting to be held at a local venue at 6.30pm Tuesday 14 November 2017. For details contact Ros Bester e: rbester@murrayphn.org.au
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New funding for heart and lung diseases

On 19 October, Murray PHN was pleased to announce the successful tenders for commissioning of almost $3 million in services to support chronic disease services in our community. Bendigo Health Care Group, Swan Hill District Health, Cobaw Community Health, Alpine Health and Robinvale District Health Service are among a range of local organisations receiving grants…
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RIPERN scholarships open

The RIPERN (rural and isolated practice endorsed registered nurses) Scholarship Grants aim to support the expanded scope of practice of acute nursing staff in rural communities within the Murray PHN catchment. The purpose of the grants is to provide the opportunity for rural health services to build on existing or establish a RIPERN model of…
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Investing in primary care

Thank you - Murray PHN's Request for Proposal (RFP) for chronic care funding has now closed. We are currently in the process of reviewing submissions. The announcement of successful tenderers will be made in due course. Commissioning is a major policy shift in thinking about how to build collaborative service systems in primary care. We know…
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Industry briefings

Industry briefings: investing in primary care across Murray PHN  The Federal Government’s funding of primary care has undergone a seismic shift. Primary Health Networks (PHNs) have been charged with improving regional health outcomes by funding services that demonstrate best practice, evidence-based models of care and reducing avoidable hospitalisations over time. We are inviting health services…
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Making local health a priority

Loddon and Gannawarra Shire residents and the health services that serve them will soon have a greater understanding of the key local health issues and service delivery challenges. Twelve health and community organisations have joined together to create the Loddon Gannawarra Health Services Executive Network (LGHSEN). The Network has now completed the 206-page Loddon Gannawarra…
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Local strategies for suicide prevention

Murray PHN (Primary Health Network) and the Victorian Government will work together in a joint suicide prevention project in both Mildura and Benalla from March next year. The Victorian Government aims to halve the rate of suicide by 2025 with a $27 million, four year investment in the Suicide Prevention Framework. Its partnership with the…
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AGM notice

Notice is given of a meeting of the Murray PHN Annual General Meeting to be held at 37 Rowan Street Bendigo 6pm Tuesday 15 November 2016. RSVP Monday 14 November. Enquiries to Ros Bester e: rbester@murrayphn.org.au or t: 03 4408 5617.
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