Murray Health Report
The Murray Health Report is published twice a year, to provide information to our communities on the health priorities that matter most to them. The first was launched in May 2021 and focuses on the mental health of our region.
Together Foundation Plan
Murray PHN in partnership with the four main regional hospitals have led this regional integration work around service planning and delivery, to improve the mental health, physical health and wellbeing of people with or at-risk of mental illness or suicide.
- Together: A Regional Approach to Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and Suicide Prevention Foundation Plan
Report to the Community
2020 began with devastating bushfires in our north east communities, followed by the global pandemic of COVID-19, with its all-consuming impact on our lives and work. Our 2020 Report "a year like no other" offers insights into the experiences of our team in a very busy, very unusual year.
A key role of Murray PHN is to identify and analyse health and service needs in our region and prioritise activity to address those needs. Our fourth regional Needs Assessment was updated in November 2020, building on the evidence presented in our 2017/2018 Needs Assessment.
Activity Work Plans
The Commonwealth Department of Health has issued seven funding schedules to Murray PHN. Each funding schedule outlines the aim of funding, specific obligations to be delivered, and reporting accountabilities. While funding schedules apply over multiple years, Murray PHN is required to submit annual work plans against each schedule for each forward year, and report against progress at six-month and 12-month periods.
In recognition of the extreme and continuing demands of the pandemic, Murray PHN is extending our Strategic Plan by a year. We know how hard our people and our partners have worked throughout this period. That hard work doesn’t stop. But an additional year in our current strategic plan will help us deliver on our current commitments.
Primary Mental Health Services Guidelines
The Primary Mental Health Services Guidelines outline the scope, eligibility requirements, clinical governance obligations and workforce requirements specific to the provision of Murray PHN funded services.
- Part A Program Guidelines - for all Murray PHN commissioned services
- Part B Program Specific Information - the specific requirements for each commissioned service streams:
- Part C - Data Capture and Reporting Specifications - for all Murray PHN commissioned services.
Murray PHN’s Commissioning Framework shows how we partner with consumers, carers and communities, as well as clinical and non-clinical health professionals and government organisations, to improve health outcomes for those in greatest need.
PHNs have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for people, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure people receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
Reports to the Community
- 2019 Report to the Community
- 2018 Report to the Community
- 2017 Report to the Community
- 2016 Report to the Community
- 2018-2022 Needs Assessment: November 2018
- 2017/2018 Needs Assessment
- 2016/17 Needs Assessment
- 2016 Needs Assessment
Activity Work Plans
- 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
- Operational and Flexible Fund | Six month report 12 February 2016
General practice prospectus