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Support after the 2009 bushfires

The Bushfires of 2009 Community Support Committee has formed in response to the approach of the 10th anniversary of the February 2009 bushfires. The project has been funded by the Department of Health and Human Services in response to the possible need for increased community-based mental health, medical support and community capacity building - in…
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PhD Scholarship | Mildura

Murray PHN together with La Trobe University are looking for an honours degree graduate in public health, health sciences or (health) psychology to undertake a PhD research project based in Mildura. The project will investigate Ear, Nose and Throat care in Australia. Applications close 31 January for more details, including eligibility criteria and to apply…
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New psychosocial support services

Murray PHN will soon be starting work to commission new psychosocial support services through the National Psychosocial Support measure (NPSM) to assist individuals with a severe mental illness who need non-clinical community-based support to regain wellbeing. These services are intended for people who are not better suited to support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme and are not clients of existing Commonwealth…
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Free professional development subscription for GPs

Free professional development subscription for GPs Murray PHN is offering GPs in our region a free subscription to Armchair Medical TV (worth $360+) to continue their professional development training. Armchair Medical TV allows GPs to stream more than 4,000 lectures on a phone, tablet, computer or chromecast-enabled TV. An example of one of the lectures is 'Case for…
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Health Voices Survey Results | September 2018

What we heard about cancer screening in September 2018 Cancer screening is an important way to identify early, the onset of many cancers. Across the Murray PHN catchment we know that only 63.9% of eligible people participated in cervical screening, 57.3% in breast screening and 41.9% in bowel screening during 2010-2014. These rates are even…
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Health Voices Survey Results | June 2018

What we heard about mental health in June 2018 It's estimated that of our population (644,457 ) almost 20 per cent (or 126,314 people aged 18-85 years) will experience mental ill-health. Health Voices who had an interest or experience of the mental health system, were recently asked about  activities and services, including: Aboriginal and Torres…
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Health Voices Survey Results | April 2018

Respiratory and cardiovascular diseases affect more than 40,000 people, cause more than 4,000 avoidable hospital admissions and 200 avoidable deaths in our region each year. Top five services that people use to manage their chronic disease While most people used their GP to help them manage their chronic disease, people also used a number of…
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Health Voices

We want you to become a Murray Health Voice Join our online Health Voices community and answer some simple questions about your experiences of the health system, and you can help us plan primary health services in the Murray PHN region. Murray PHN needs to understand health blackspots (areas where services may not be addressing…
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Murray PHN eNews #95 | Keeping well this winter

  Edition 95  | Keeping well this winter If you are experiencing issues, read eNews on our website at  murrayphn.org.au/news/newsletter   What you told us about flu According to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the influenza virus affects about 350,000 Australians a year and is responsible for an average of 3,000 deaths…
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Alpine Health: Community health priorities survey 2018

Community health priorities survey 2018 - Alpine shire Murray PHN has partnered with Alpine Health to promote their important community health priorities survey. Alpine Health wants to hear from all residents, workers and regular visitors to the shire, about current and future health needs and services. This information will then be used to inform a…
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