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General practice nurse training opportunity

Eligible primary healthcare nurses working in general practice in the Murray PHN region can apply for the next intake of APNA’s Transition to Practice Program (TPP). The TPP supports newly graduated primary healthcare nurses or those who have transitioned to general practice to gain more skills, knowledge and confidence to understand and work in general practice.…
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Loddon Mallee skin cancer in general practice survey

Murray PHN is working with Loddon Mallee Integrated Cancer Screening to map skin cancer services in primary, public, private and community healthcare settings and would like to hear from GPs in the Loddon Mallee region who are involved in the care of skin cancer patients. Click here to take the survey.   Page last updated 16…
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Funded telehealth training for local GPs  

Doctors wanting to gain confidence in providing telehealth consultations optimally and safely, or expand their telehealth capabilities, can express their interest in attending upcoming training workshops. Murray PHN is providing up to 100 local GPs the opportunity to participate in ACRRM's Telehealth Clinical Skills program for free (normally $195-$225). The online training is worth six CPD hours and will be delivered on Wednesday…
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Rural Healthcare Hubs funded

Six communities across Buloke, Loddon and Gannawarra Shires will soon have new Healthcare Hubs to complement existing GP services, with nurse practitioner and allied health services much closer to home. The first four Hubs will be located in the communities of Kerang, Quambatook, Pyramid Hill and Boort. The Integrated Health Network Alliance is one of…
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Our year in review: 2023 Report to the Community

Murray PHN is pleased to release its annual Report to the Community, that provides an opportunity to highlight some of the primary healthcare activities that were commissioned or coordinated in 2023. This year in review encapsulates the innovative and important work being done by our staff and partners for the benefit of communities across our…
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Murray Health Report on the importance of primary healthcare

Murray Health Report: the importance of primary healthcare Given the importance of general practitioners to the health of local communities, it is not surprising that general practice and primary healthcare are seldom out of the news these days. Keeping people healthy, well and out of hospital is the cornerstone of general practice, but in rural…
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Health Voices Survey Results | July 2023

After hours and digital health  In July 2023, Health Voices were asked to identify areas of concern and opportunities for improvement in after hours healthcare services and digital health needs in the community. This feedback is helping to build on the work of our 2022-2025 Health Needs Assessment. Living situation and housing security Of the…
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Health Voices Survey Results | May 2021

Mental health and wellbeing To coincide with the release of Murray PHN’s first Murray Health Report on mental health in May 2021, Murray Health Voices were asked how their mental health and wellbeing was faring throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Who we heard from Seventy-five per cent of participants were aged 51 years or older and…
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Health Voices Survey Results | June 2023

Mental health and alcohol and other drugs Health Voices were asked to share their ideas, needs and experiences of mental health and alcohol and other drugs in June 2023. This feedback is helping to build on the work of our 2022-2025 Health Needs Assessment. Respondents A range of Health Voices responded to this survey, including…
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Researching ear, nose, and throat care in Buloke shire

With higher-than-average cases of hospitalisations for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions, the Buloke region has been selected as a research site by La Trobe University researcher, Susan O’Neill. As an industry partner of La Trobe University, Murray PHN is supporting Susan with her PhD project, which is investigating ENT care and access in the Murray…
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