Category Archives: News

National Reconciliation Week 2024

National Reconciliation Week 2024: Now more than ever This year's National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June) theme is Now more than ever and is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will - and must -…
Read more

National Palliative Care Week 2024

National Palliative Care Week 2024: Matters of life and death National Palliative Care Week marks the nation’s largest annual initiative aimed at deepening people’s understanding of palliative care and encouraging action around end-of-life planning. This year’s campaign highlights the holistic nature of palliative care that should be available to all Australians. A series of videos…
Read more

Innovative new education package for residential aged care workers

Murray PHN has developed a free education package for aged care workers on behalf of Victorian PHNs. The BERTIE training package aims to support staff in being able to recognise the early signs of deterioration and help improve the lives of residents through better management of common conditions. Twenty-online modules contain short videos, summary sheets…
Read more

Homelessness health access program funding opportunity

Homelessness health access program funding opportunity People that are experiencing or at risk of homelessness can encounter multiple challenges in accessing primary healthcare services. Murray PHN has an upcoming funding opportunity for general practices, Aboriginal community controlled health organisations and community health services located in City of Greater Bendigo and City of Greater Shepparton local…
Read more

Suicide prevention capacity building in general practice EOI

Suicide prevention capacity building in general practice Thank you to the practices that have expressed interest in participating in this program. We have now reached capacity. If you would like to be put on a wait list, please email the name of your practice and your contact details to suicideprevention@murrayphn.org.au General practices are invited to…
Read more

Allied health and general practice digital health surveys

Digital Health Maturity Assessments Murray PHN wants to hear from local allied health practitioners and general practices about their use of digital health. The information we receive, together with previous feedback from pharmacies and residential aged care facilities, is helping us to better understand the technologies used and support required across the region. People will…
Read more

Primary health networks welcome audit

Primary health networks welcome audit 1 March 2024 The Victorian and Tasmanian Primary Health Network Alliance (VTPHNA) welcomes the Australian National Audit Office’s report into the effectiveness of the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care’s performance management of primary health networks (PHNs). The audit examined the Department’s compliance and assurance arrangements, performance measurement…
Read more

Rural Healthcare Hubs funded

Six communities across Buloke, Loddon and Gannawarra Shires will soon have new Healthcare Hubs to complement existing GP services, with nurse practitioner and allied health services much closer to home. The first four Hubs will be located in the communities of Kerang, Quambatook, Pyramid Hill and Boort. The Integrated Health Network Alliance is one of…
Read more

Our year in review: 2023 Report to the Community

Murray PHN is pleased to release its annual Report to the Community, that provides an opportunity to highlight some of the primary healthcare activities that were commissioned or coordinated in 2023. This year in review encapsulates the innovative and important work being done by our staff and partners for the benefit of communities across our…
Read more

Murray Health Report on the importance of primary healthcare

Murray Health Report: the importance of primary healthcare Given the importance of general practitioners to the health of local communities, it is not surprising that general practice and primary healthcare are seldom out of the news these days. Keeping people healthy, well and out of hospital is the cornerstone of general practice, but in rural…
Read more