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COVID-19 vaccination campaign launched

COVID-19 vaccination is a personal choice and Murray PHN believes there are many reasons to choose to vaccinate. So recently, we began our “It starts with you” campaign. Choosing to vaccinate protects you, and the people who are important to you. It also contributes to the community effort that will have us enjoying the things…
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New digital health specialist toolkit

A new resource is now available to assist private specialist practices to better understand and adopt digital health technologies which may support improved decision making and continuity of care. The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) has co-developed the Digital Health Specialist Toolkit with input and testing from specialists and practice staff, and in support…
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Update on masks distributed

Update on masks distributed from the National Medical Stockpile 20 August 2020 During the COVID-19 pandemic, Murray PHN has distributed more than 105,000 surgical and P2/N95 masks from the national medical stockpile, on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health. These masks are available for general practices, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, allied health and…
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COVID-19 advice

COVID-19 advice To help primary health care providers and community members in our region, we've collated a range of useful resources on our COVID-19 webpage. While this information is regularly updated, the most timely advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the official government websites: Commonwealth Government Department of Health Victorian Department of Health…
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Free emergency response planning tool

The Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) is a cloud-based application which assists general practices to better prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of emergencies and pandemics. The ERPT can support investment in your own business continuity and strengthen your ability to continue to provide health services to your communities during times of…
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Free online suicide prevention training

Community members in the Sunraysia Mallee and Benalla regions are invited to complete free online suicide prevention training, as part of Murray PHN's place-based suicide prevention trials. Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) training is designed to provide everyday people with three simple steps to help save a life from suicide. Key components of this training include…
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Health Voices Survey Results | February 2019

What we heard about general practice in February 2019 Our community advisory councils recently engaged in conversations with their communities about primary health. From those conversations, we learned that the biggest concern for people living in our region, is access to general practitioners. This year, Murray PHN is investing $3 million to strengthen general practice.…
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Health Voices Survey Results | November 2018

What we heard about My Health Record in November 2018 The Australian Digital Health Agency has partnered with PHN’s across Australia to deliver communications at a local, regional and national level to facilitate healthcare provider registration and meaningful use of the My Health Record system. In addition, to help consumers be informed about the My…
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