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headspace Echuca expressions of interest open

Murray PHN is commissioning a headspace centre for Echuca and surrounding regions. We are seeking a Lead Agency and consortium to collaborate on youth-focused services in this rural and border town region. Mental health will be the focus of service delivery with local organisations helping deliver headspace’s four core streams. headspace Echuca will be contracted…
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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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RIPERN scholarships open

What is RIPERN? RIPERN (rural and isolated practice endorsed registered nurses) training will support acute nursing staff in rural communities to expand their scope of practice and will allow rural health services to build on or establish a RIPERN model of care. A RIPERN model of care allows health services to complement or supplement their…
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Referral criteria for specialist clinics has changed

New specialist clinic referral criteria  The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has introduced statewide specialist clinic referral criteria for select conditions in the following six specialties: ENT, Vascular, Urology (from November 2019), and Gynecology, Gastroenterology and Neurology (from February 2020). Referrals that do not meet the statewide referral criteria are expected to be…
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Free online suicide prevention training

Community members in the Sunraysia Mallee and Benalla regions are invited to complete free online suicide prevention training, as part of Murray PHN's place-based suicide prevention trials. Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) training is designed to provide everyday people with three simple steps to help save a life from suicide. Key components of this training include…
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