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First HeadtoHelp mental health hubs open

New mental health clinics for Victoria Murray PHN’s first two HeadtoHelp mental health hubs opened on Monday 14 September 2020, in Bendigo and Wodonga. Anyone struggling with the impact of COVID on their lives can access free mental health support by calling 1800 595 212 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. HeadtoHelp hubs, set…
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Quality Improvement Coordinator | Mildura

1.4 FTE available – full time or part time Salary range - $86,963 - $95,104, plus generous salary packaging provisions Mildura location This position will engage and nurture partnerships with general practice and other primary health providers, encouraging the adoption of new or evidence-based models of care and implementing quality improvement systems. In turn this…
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New mental health clinics for Victoria

New mental health clinics for Victoria On 17 August, the Australian Government announced $26.9m of new funding to establish 15 dedicated mental health clinics (hubs) across Victoria and support people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hubs will be located in existing health clinics or sites to give people access to a range of supports and provide referrals…
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New counselling service launched

Talk it Out  Murray PHN has launched a new counselling service to help community members with a variety of emotional issues, including anxiety, depression, isolation and loneliness. Talk it Out is a free phone and online counselling service for people in the Murray PHN region who are feeling the pressures and stresses of everyday life.…
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Community perspectives on COVID-19

What our Health Voices told us about their COVID-19 health experiences We recently sent a COVID-19-themed survey to our Health Voices, distributed at the end of May. We asked a range of questions relating to people's experiences in isolation, the nature of the response in communities and experiences in the local health system. While some…
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Health Voices Survey Results | June 2020

What we heard about COVID-19 in June 2020 As we emerge from the first impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Murray PHN has spoken with our community to understand the challenges and opportunities that COVID-19 created for people locally. While we were asking individuals to share their experiences, we also spoke with general practices about the…
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Vaccinate for protection against the flu

Make sure you're protected this flu season Vaccinating against the flu saves and protects lives and is particularly important this year due to COVID-19. Both influenza and COVID-19 cause serious respiratory illness. The combination of both diseases could be life threatening, especially for vulnerable people. While flu vaccination does not prevent against COVID-19, a flu…
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Health Voices Survey Results | March 2020

Through the summer of 2019-2020, our communities experienced extreme weather events from bushfires to floods. What was apparent throughout this devastating time however, was the opportunity for digital health solutions. To find more effective ways to work with communities and make it easier for health professionals to support us in a crisis situation, our Community…
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Don’t put off seeing your doctor

Don’t put off medical consultations or tests due to concerns over coronovarius. Doctors clinics are still open. There are now three easy ways to safely consult your GP: by telephone, online video calls, or in person. Ask your local practice about the best way to speak to your regular GP. For more information, including answers…
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Commissioning Framework

Commissioning for outcomes Commissioning is a policy shift in thinking about how to build collaborative service systems in primary care. We know that change will happen when we focus simultaneously on patient experience, service system capability and underserviced populations in communities of greatest needs. Through its commissioning processes, Murray PHN works to understand the health…
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