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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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Strategic Plan

It matters that we make a difference Our second three-year strategic plan (2018-2021) explains our goals and focus, and how we aim to make a difference to our community through better health, better care and better systems. Click here to read our Strategic Plan
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Needs Assessment

Determining local health needs Murray PHN generates a full Needs Assessment every three years and updates it annually to reflect local emerging or changing issues. The Needs Assessment is a population health-based analysis of the health needs of our communities. Combined with the national health priorities set by the Commonwealth Government, our Needs Assessment helps…
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RIPERN Scholarships awarded

Thank you to everyone who enquired and applied for our most recent RIPERN scholarship round. We're pleased to announced that as at 13 February 2020, all scholarships have been awarded. Due to the success of our RIPERN scholarship program another round of scholarships will open in May 2020. Please subscribe to our eNewsletter to stay…
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Research on Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) in rural Australia

Pictured: Federal Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster, La Trobe Mildura Head of Campus Deb Neal and Murray PHN Regional Lead Donna Sedgman. Invitation to participate in qualitative research on Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) in rural Australia A research project is being conducted by the La Trobe Rural Health School and Murray PHN. The…
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Community Advisory Council Opportunities

Murray PHN is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health to commission primary health care services. Our work is focused on making sure that people get the most effective care, where and when they need it, and to keep them well and out of hospital. To understand the diverse needs of the communities we serve,…
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New Optimal Cancer Care Pathways

What are OCPs? Optimal Care Pathways are national guides that describe the best possible cancer care for patients with specific types of cancer. The pathways describe the key stages in a patient’s cancer journey, from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care, and the expected optimal care at each stage to ensure all people diagnosed with…
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