Category Archives: News

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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Opportunity to participate in suicide prevention research

Murray PHN has commissioned research into improving emergency and follow up care for suicidal crisis in the Mildura local government area and is seeking members of the public to participate. Part of the Mildura Place Based Suicide Prevention Trial (2017-2020), the research is supported and endorsed by Ramsay Mildura Base Hospital and will look at…
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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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Primary mental health frequently asked questions for clients and carers

With the reform of the primary mental health system and the implementation of stepped care from  1 March this year, there may be changes to the way you receive your mental health services in future. This Commonwealth Government reform is aimed at providing the best possible care for people experiencing mental illness and to make…
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Primary mental health commissioning

Primary mental health commissioning Murray PHN's role is to improve health outcomes in our region. Our annual budget is approximately 1% of the total yearly health expenditure in our region. We understand that within a complex system with finite funds, the real opportunities to improve health outcomes lie within an ability to build partnerships and…
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Primary mental health commissioning intentions 2017-18

Murray PHN's role is to improve health outcomes in our region.  For the 17/18 financial year, Murray PHN will fund more than $28m in primary health services across the region. This investment will target improved health outcomes for individuals and improved performance of the primary health care system. The Commissioning intentions - Primary Mental Health…
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2017 Report to the Community

This year has been a year of milestones for Murray PHN, issuing our first major commissioning for chronic illness and mental health, launching our community initiative Health Voices, while undertaking a significant organisational restructure. As we move beyond our initial work in building engagement and identifying priorities and opportunities, we are changing to improve health…
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AGM notice

Notice is given of the Murray PHN Annual General Meeting to be held at a local venue at 6.30pm Tuesday 14 November 2017. For details contact Ros Bester e:  rbester@murrayphn.org.au
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New funding for heart and lung diseases

On 19 October, Murray PHN was pleased to announce the successful tenders for commissioning of almost $3 million in services to support chronic disease services in our community. Bendigo Health Care Group, Swan Hill District Health, Cobaw Community Health, Alpine Health and Robinvale District Health Service are among a range of local organisations receiving grants…
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RIPERN scholarships open

The RIPERN (rural and isolated practice endorsed registered nurses) Scholarship Grants aim to support the expanded scope of practice of acute nursing staff in rural communities within the Murray PHN catchment. The purpose of the grants is to provide the opportunity for rural health services to build on existing or establish a RIPERN model of…
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