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Bushfire community recovery grants open

Local community groups and organisations are invited to apply for grant funding of up to $10,000 to deliver grassroots activities to 2019-20 bushfire affected areas. The Bushfire Community Recovery Grants, available through Murray PHN (Primary Health Network), are for activities that will strengthen social connectedness and support mental health and healing. After a bushfire, many…
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Free emergency response planning tool

The Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) is a cloud-based application which assists general practices to better prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of emergencies and pandemics. The ERPT can support investment in your own business continuity and strengthen your ability to continue to provide health services to your communities during times of…
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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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Support for our bushfire affected communities

Murray PHN’s thoughts are with everyone affected by Australia’s bushfires. Our teams are actively working to support general practices and health services located in bushfire affected communities in our region. Providers are being contacted directly to discuss the current impact of the fires and ask if they require any additional assistance or support. For more…
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Read our 2019 Report to the Community

During the past 12 months, Murray PHN has issued more than 200 contracts, with a total value of almost $27 million, for services tackling a range of national and local health priorities, including a mental health investment of $12 million. Outcomes-based commissioning is being introduced into our region, aimed at more effective collaboration with health…
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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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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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