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12 Jun 2018

This week is Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (11 – 17 June), and parents are being reminded about the various services available across the region to help support families and their young... More Info

24 May 2018

Australians are being encouraged to include My Health Record in the discussion of ‘What Matters Most?’ during National Palliative Care Week for 20 -26 May. 

What matters most for a lot of... More Info

03 May 2018

Congratulations to Southcity Pharmacy Wagga Wagga which has been named the 2018 Pharmacy of the Year at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference 2018 held in Sydney yesterday.

The... More Info

13 Apr 2018

Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack officially launched a $1.8 million program today to support pregnant women and new mothers living in Murrumbidgee... More Info

10 Apr 2018

Welcome to HNA Live. HNA Live is taking the pulse on health services across the Murrumbidgee region. We want to hear from consumers of health care services or carers of people using health care... More Info

05 Apr 2018

Older Australians are being urged to consider their ongoing health and the benefits of having a My Health Record during NSW Seniors Festival (4 – 15 April).

My Health Record is an... More Info

27 Mar 2018

Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) has the highest rate of fully immunised one year olds, and also the highest rate of boys immunised against human papillomavirus (HPV)... More Info

16 Mar 2018

The community of Berrigan in NSW is the first town in Australia where all key healthcare providers are connected and using My Health Record.

The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Member for Farrer,... More Info

15 Mar 2018

Today the Wagga GP After Hours Service (WGPAHS) celebrated 15 years of providing access to local GPs outside normal... More Info

05 Mar 2018

Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) has been selected as one of ten PHNs nationally to receive $750,000 in palliative care funding to improve access to safe palliative care and treatment at... More Info

22 Feb 2018

This week the first My Health Record information sessions were held in Wagga Wagga. They were well attended and initial feedback shows healthcare providers want to use the system, and are keen for... More Info

02 Feb 2018

Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack MP, today launched The Way Back at the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network’s head office in... More Info

21 Dec 2017

A new initiative recently launched across the Murrumbidgee is aimed at increasing awareness of support for mental health, drug and alcohol concerns in the region – particularly after hours support... More Info

10 Nov 2017

The LifeSpan Collective meeting is the local governance meeting for suicide prevention in the region. The first meeting took place this week and consisted of representatives from Black Dog... More Info

10 Nov 2017

Congratulations to the winners of our inaugural 2017 Primary Healthcare Awards!

More than 60 people attended our AGM Dinner held recently; with the evening including guest speaker, Dr... More Info

20 Oct 2017

Thank you to all our members who submitted an entry into the 2017 Primary Healthcare Awards.

We are pleased to announce the finalists for each of the below categories:

Innovation... More Info

26 Sep 2017

Dr Stephen Duckett of the Grattan Institute will be addressing primary healthcare professionals of the Murrumbidgee region; speaking on the future of primary care, social determinates of health,... More Info

26 Sep 2017

Michael, Patricia and Alexandra Wheatley recently visited the MPHN offices and Wagga Wagga headspace to chat with staff and find out more about the NewAccess program.

Michael and Patricia... More Info

05 Sep 2017

People in the Murrumbidgee who have breathing difficulties related to asthma and hay fever need to prepare now for the start of the late spring thunderstorm season, advises the Asthma... More Info

01 Sep 2017

Additional support for pregnant women and new mothers experiencing addiction to drugs or alcohol will now be available to people living in Murrumbidgee communities with a $1.8 million investment... More Info

28 Aug 2017

Additional support for people after a suicide attempt will now be available to people living in Murrumbidgee communities with an $800,000-a-year investment from MPHN. 

In close partnership... More Info

17 Aug 2017

MPHN has come out in support of a ground-breaking program which aims to make service provision within the health, human services and wellbeing sectors more responsive to the needs of LGBTI people... More Info

17 Aug 2017

Entries Now Open!

MPHN is excited to announce the launch of our inaugural Primary Healthcare Awards.

These awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication... More Info

17 Aug 2017

MPHN has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Cancer Institute NSW to work with key stakeholders across the Murrumbidgee region in the development of optimal care pathways for people with... More Info

17 Aug 2017

MPHN recently met with the Consortium responsible for delivering the GPs with Special Interests in Mental Health Initiative.

The Consortium (funded by MPHN) is focused on developing a... More Info

17 Aug 2017

Wagga Wagga, 27–29 September 2017

MPHN is proud to be a major sponsor of the Congress. The theme for 2017, Our Future – World Class Rural Health, will explore excellence in rural health... More Info

17 Aug 2017

What a pleasure it was to meet Eleanor (Ella) Warwick recently. Ella is a John Flynn Scholarship medical student – 2nd year University of Newcastle. The John Flynn Scholarship two week placement... More Info

17 Aug 2017

Congratulations to Daniel Thomson and the team at Barefoot Lifestyle for being the first privately run nutrition/dietetics business in Australia to receive QIP (Quality Innovation Performance)... More Info

05 Jul 2017

MPHN recently invited Murrumbidgee community pharmacies and local health advisory committees (LHACs) to apply for funding to increase community participation in state and national bowel, breast... More Info

21 Jun 2017

Murrumbidgee PHN was recently successful in reserving nine places for general practitioners from the Murrumbidgee region to attend the EMST workshop, which is being run in Wagga Wagga by the... More Info

22 May 2017

Bowel, breast, and cervical screening rates in the Murrumbidgee and indeed Australia fall well below other developed nations and national targets. According to state and national... More Info

10 May 2017

Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) welcomed health-related announcements made in last night’s budget by Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison.

“The extension of core funding to 2020 for... More Info

02 May 2017

The Murrumbidgee Lifestyle and Weight Management Program has been co-designed by a local allied health provider, LiveBetter (formerly CareWest), eight general practices and MPHN. The program is... More Info

12 Apr 2017

MPHN and Murrumbidge Local Health District (MLHD) hosted the 10th Local Health Advisory Committee (LHAC) Forum in Narrandera 6 and 7 April 2017. LHACs provide an important link... More Info

05 Apr 2017

Healthy Communities recently released their findings from a report on Human papillomavirus immunisation rates in 2014-2015. The report analysed data on girls aged 15 who were fully immunised... More Info

29 Mar 2017

MPHN is proud to be partnering with MLHD in a diabetes education and mentoring program. MPHN has offered scholarships to eight pharmacists, one practice nurse and two allied health professionals... More Info

13 Feb 2017

Improving the experiences of LGBTI people seeking support and treatment for the use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) is the focus of a series of one day workshops aimed at building the skills of... More Info

02 Dec 2016

MPHN has funding, provided by the Commonwealth Government, to invest in a new approach to suicide prevention, focusing on evidence and community based suicide prevention activities. 
We are... More Info

05 Aug 2016

Australia’s largest integrated suicide prevention program aims to reduce suicide deaths by 20% and suicide attempts by 30%.

In 2014, over 2800 Australians died by suicide... More Info

10 Jun 2016

Click on the following links for upcoming NDIS information sessions. There are two sessions scheduled, one for Mental Health Consumers and Carers and one for Mental Health Workers. 

01 Apr 2016

Today the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) says farewell to outgoing CEO, Nancye Piercy, and warmly welcomes incoming CEO, James Lamerton.... More Info

15 Mar 2016

Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network in conjunction with Murrumbidgee Partners in Recovery, the Wagga and Region Suicide Prevention Network and the Aboriginal Health Consortium are bringing... More Info

25 Feb 2016

Children in the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network region have the highest rates of full immunisation in Australia according to the National Health Performance Authority’s Healthy Communities... More Info

31 Jan 2016

The head of the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (PHN) believes under federal government changes to mental health support, services will soon be managed by local people, for local people.

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24 Dec 2015

The Riverina Pulse is a bi-monthly newsletter for all MPHN members, practices and primary health professionals. The December 2015-January 2016 edition can be downloaded ... More Info