Advisory Councils

To achieve effective change in primary health care, we need to foster enduring relationships, use knowledge effectively, and look for new and better ways to improve health outcomes. Our advisory councils play an important role in each of these goals, in the areas of community, clinical, Indigenous and population health. 

In our initial years as a PHN, we invested to create a more extensive network of councils than any other PHN.  With the expiry of those initial terms, we have determined that four community advisory councils and one each of the clinical, population health and Indigenous health councils can provide us with the information we require.

Clinical and community advisory council applications have now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application. Below is a timeline of the next steps

  • Clinical and community advisory council applications closed midnight Sunday 22 July 2018
  • Applications will be reviewed against the selection criteria between Monday 23 July – Friday 10 August 2018. Individuals may be contacted if further information is required.
  • Recommendations will be provided to the Murray PHN Board for endorsement on Wednesday 15 August 2018.
  • Successful candidates will be notified by phone between Thursday 16 and Tuesday 21 August 2018.
  • Unsuccessful candidates will be notified in writing from Wednesday 22 August 2018.

Clinical council meeting dates

  • Thursday 30 August 4-5pm via webinar at a Murray PHN regional office closest to you: Albury, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton.

Meeting dates:

  • Friday 2 November 2018
  • Friday 3 May 2019

Community regional advisory councils meeting dates

  • Albury | Monday 27 August, 12.30-3pm
  • Shepparton | Tuesday 28 August, 12.30-3pm
  • Mildura | Wednesday 29 August, 12.30-3pm
  • Bendigo | Thursday 30 August, 12-2.30pm

Meeting dates:

  • Early October 2018
  • Mid-February 2019
  • Each community advisory council will also need to determine the timing of one locally hosted forum per annum.

All councils annual event date

  • Bendigo | Friday 1 March 2019

To learn more about clinical and community advisory councils and what's involved, including requirements, responsibilities, governance, meetings, length of service, conflict of interest, reimbursement click here for an information sheet.

To register to be a Murray Health Voice and work towards improving health services for your local community click here

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