Category Archives: News

COVID-19 advice

COVID-19 advice To help primary health care providers and community members in our region, we've collated a range of useful resources on our COVID-19 webpage. While this information is regularly updated, the most timely advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the official government websites: Commonwealth Government Department of Health Victorian Department of Health…
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New counselling service launched

Talk it Out  Murray PHN has launched a new counselling service to help community members with a variety of emotional issues, including anxiety, depression, isolation and loneliness. Talk it Out is a free phone and online counselling service for people in the Murray PHN region who are feeling the pressures and stresses of everyday life.…
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Community perspectives on COVID-19

What our Health Voices told us about their COVID-19 health experiences We recently sent a COVID-19-themed survey to our Health Voices, distributed at the end of May. We asked a range of questions relating to people's experiences in isolation, the nature of the response in communities and experiences in the local health system. While some…
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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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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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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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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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