Category Archives: News

Opportunity for nurses new to general practice

APNA Transition to Practice Program Supporting nurses who work in general practice can drive efficiencies and strengthen team-based care. Thank you to everyone who applied. Applications closed on 10 July 2022. For enquiries, contact educationandnetworks@murrayphn.org.au Murray PHN will fund eight nurses who are new to general practice to complete APNA’s 12-month Transition to Practice Program…
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New winter vaccination campaign

Murray PHN has developed a free campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19. Health services, local organisations and community groups are invited to share the campaign, available free to download by clicking here.
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New Murray Health Report on healthy ageing in our region

The Murray PHN region, which spans 100,000 sq km and has a population of 650,000, is getting older, with a quarter of its residents projected to be aged over 65 by 2030. We hope that the newest Murray Health Report: Healthy Ageing in our Region will give readers an insight into the challenges that our…
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Japanese Encephalitis Virus

Japanese encephalitis virus Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is spread to humans through mosquito bites and may cause a rare and potentially life-threatening infection of the brain. It was declared a Communicable Disease Incident of National Significance on 4 March 2022. Symptoms and management While most JEV infections are asymptomatic, fewer than one in 100 people…
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Releasing our 2021 Report to the Community

Murray PHN is pleased to release its sixth Report to the Community, which this year looks at the company’s wide-ranging activity in primary health care. To bring the work of Murray PHN and its partners to life, this year's report speaks with Dominic Sandilands, Melanie Molluso, Kim Ching, Kathryn Cunning, Posao ‘Nido’ Taveesupmai, Rachel Pritchard,…
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COVID-19 vaccination campaign launched

COVID-19 vaccination is a personal choice and Murray PHN believes there are many reasons to choose to vaccinate. So recently, we began our “It starts with you” campaign. Choosing to vaccinate protects you, and the people who are important to you. It also contributes to the community effort that will have us enjoying the things…
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Free helpline for Victorian health services

Victorian health services – Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, general practice and pharmacy - can now access a free infection prevention helpline to help them keep their patients and staff safe. The helpline is manned by registered nurses from the Australian Primary Health Nurses Association, and is available by calling 1800 312 968 between 9am-5pm…
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Mental health in our region

We hear regularly in the media about the physical and mental health challenges faced by people across Australia. But health outcomes can be very different for people living in regional and rural areas than they are for people living in cities. Murray PHN is pleased to publish the first edition of its Murray Health Report,…
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Helping general practices to build business resilience

Murray PHN is pleased to launch the three-part Business Resilience Program; 'Insight, Learn, Develop', for general practices in our region. The Program will help practices build on their business models and tackle practice specific issues with direct support from leading general practice business consultant Medical Business Services. The first of three webinars is on 21 April and will focus on practice viability,…
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