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Our year in review – North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network

Our Vision

To improve the health of everyone in our region.

Our Mission

To strengthen primary health care and connect services across the system.

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About NWMPHN

PHNs have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes; and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place, at the right time.

 
At NWMPHN we achieve these aims by focusing on three main functions: that of an improver; a director of funds; and a targeter of needs.

As an improver we strengthen access to, and the quality of, general practice and primary health care.

As a director of funds we attract and aggregate resources for the region, and allocate these fairly and efficiently.

And as a targeter of needs we understand and identify health needs, establish priorities, and plan, advocate and collaborate to meet them.

 

NWMPHN’s goals are to:

  • Respond to local and national priorities to reduce the burden of disease and improve population health outcomes.
  • Improve quality of care and individual outcomes.
  • Improve integration and coordination of care across the continuum.
  • Create a sustainable organisation that is well positioned to influence the reform of the health care system and take advantage of new opportunities.

 

We do this by:

  • identifying and understanding the priority needs in our region;
  • supporting, developing, innovating, coordinating and measuring service responses to address priorities;
  • strengthening and supporting general practice and the system;
  • demonstrating a commitment to quality, safety, efficiency, genuine value and innovation in everything we do; and
  • working closely and collaboratively with government (federal, state and local), general practice and other primary health care service providers, local hospital networks, non-government organisations, the private sector and patients, consumers and carers.

Our region's priority areas

Based on the findings of the Initial Needs Assessment, and subsequent Health Needs Assessment, we have identified seven priority areas of activity. Each priority area has its own unique set of activities which specifically address the needs of our community.

 

Latest

Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions
Spotlight on optimal care pathways this World Head and Neck Cancer Day
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Spotlight on optimal care pathways this World Head and Neck Cancer Day
July 19, 2019
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Priority Populations
Carers Victoria wins $1million tender to help people North Western Melbourne with poor health reconnect with their community
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Carers Victoria wins $1million tender to help people North Western Melbourne with poor health reconnect with their community
July 19, 2019
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Health Systems Capacity Building
Our new quality improvement program is here: How will your practice benefit?
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Our new quality improvement program is here: How will your practice benefit?
July 10, 2019
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Mental Health
Victorian Government proposes stepped care model for mental health system
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Victorian Government proposes stepped care model for mental health system
July 9, 2019
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Health Systems Capacity Building
Paediatric Pathways helping GPs to provide better care for our youngest patients
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Paediatric Pathways helping GPs to provide better care for our youngest patients
July 8, 2019
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Mental Health
Save the date: A #CroakeyGo for North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
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Save the date: A #CroakeyGo for North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
June 5, 2019
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Health Systems Capacity Building
A new era for My Health Record in our Primary Health Network
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A new era for My Health Record in our Primary Health Network
May 30, 2019
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Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions
Hepatitis B vaccine updates from North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
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Hepatitis B vaccine updates from North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
May 27, 2019
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
National Reconciliation Week
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National Reconciliation Week
May 27, 2019
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