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Monkeypox

Monkeypox (MPX) Monkeypox is a rare zoonotic viral infection that has seen a recent rise in cases in Europe and North America. As of 11 August 2022, there are 70 cases (confirmed and probable) of MPX in Australia, including 30 in Victoria and 33 in NSW. ASHM Vice-President and infectious diseases physician A/Prof James McMahon…
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Population Health Coordinator | Any location

0.8 FTE Fixed term until 28/02/2022 Salary range $87,576 - $95,776, plus generous salary packaging provisions available Albury, Bendigo, Mildura or Shepparton The Population Health Coordinator supports strategic population health planning activities that contextualise the evidence base and develops the population health profile across the Murray PHN catchment. For more information: Click here to download the…
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Health Voices Survey Results | October 2020

Murray PHN regularly speaks to local communities about the health issues that impact most on people’s lives. By identifying the health gaps and needs of our communities, we can work to address these issues and ensure that the primary health care system is as effective, efficient and equitable as possible for people living in the…
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Update on masks distributed

Update on masks distributed from the National Medical Stockpile 20 August 2020 During the COVID-19 pandemic, Murray PHN has distributed more than 105,000 surgical and P2/N95 masks from the national medical stockpile, on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health. These masks are available for general practices, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, allied health and…
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Health Voices Survey Results | June 2020

What we heard about COVID-19 in June 2020 As we emerge from the first impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Murray PHN has spoken with our community to understand the challenges and opportunities that COVID-19 created for people locally. While we were asking individuals to share their experiences, we also spoke with general practices about the…
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Health Voices Survey Results | March 2020

Through the summer of 2019-2020, our communities experienced extreme weather events from bushfires to floods. What was apparent throughout this devastating time however, was the opportunity for digital health solutions. To find more effective ways to work with communities and make it easier for health professionals to support us in a crisis situation, our Community…
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Commissioning Framework

Commissioning for outcomes Commissioning is a policy shift in thinking about how to build collaborative service systems in primary care. We know that change will happen when we focus simultaneously on patient experience, service system capability and underserviced populations in communities of greatest needs. Through its commissioning processes, Murray PHN works to understand the health…
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Strategic Plan

Our vision is for healthy rural and regional communities with timely access to the primary care they need  Murray PHN has released its new 2023-2025 Strategic Plan, which puts a renewed focus on prevention and early intervention, managing complex care in the community and targeting sustainable rural health care. As a regional Primary Health Network,…
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Needs Assessment

Determining local health needs Murray PHN generates a full Needs Assessment every three years and updates it annually to reflect local emerging or changing issues. The Needs Assessment is a population health-based analysis of the health needs of our communities. Combined with the national health priorities set by the Commonwealth Government, our Needs Assessment helps…
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Health Voices Survey Results | September 2019

From our Community Advisory Council’s ongoing work, we know that mental health is a key concern across our catchment. The link between wellbeing and positive social connections as a protective factor for mental ill-health is well known. More recently, ‘place’ has been shown to impact directly on one’s wellbeing.   Wellbeing audit of towns or…
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