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Changes to psychosocial support services

From 1 July 2019, the way psychosocial support services are delivered across Australia has changed. Psychosocial support is a term used to describe programs and activities which are designed to support people with severe mental illness achieve their recovery goals. As part of this change, participants of the Partners in Recovery (PIR), Personal Helpers and…
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Health Voices Survey Results | April 2019

What we heard about health navigators in April 2019 Many people find it difficult to access the health system due to its complexity. It's a system with multiple moving parts, including intricate funding models, patients with complex, chronic and diverse needs, and numerous interventions and treatment options. We were interested in hearing Health Voices' thoughts…
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Measuring the health of our region

Each year, we review the health and primary care service needs specific to our region. This includes review of qualitative and quantitative data, and engaging and consulting with a number of partners, including community, to form an outlook of our region and work towards better health, better care and better systems. Undergoing the process annually ensures timely identification and…
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Free professional development subscription for GPs, nurses and allied health professionals

Free professional development subscription  Murray PHN is offering GPs, nurses and allied health professionals with AHPRA registration in our region, a free subscription to Armchair Medical TV (worth $360+) to continue their professional development training. Armchair Medical TV allows health professionals to stream more than 4,000 lectures on a phone, tablet, computer or chromecast-enabled TV. An example…
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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

Register to be a Murray Health Voice Join our online Health Voices community and answer some simple questions about your experiences of the health system. By identifying the health gaps and needs of our communities - from Mildura down to Woodend, across to Seymour and up to Albury - we can work to address these…
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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   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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