We work with our partners to provide better care every day, in every way, for our community

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.

Explore our organisation

Leadership

Key Documents

Advisory Councils

Engagement Opportunities

Reconciliation action plan

Our Region

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

Mental Health
North western Melbourne mental health area profile is out now
Learn more
North western Melbourne mental health area profile is out now
March 22, 2019
NWMPHN
Priority Populations
Statement on new tender for Melton headspace
Learn more
Statement on new tender for Melton headspace
March 22, 2019
NWMPHN
Priority Populations
What does dying well look like?
Learn more
What does dying well look like?
March 1, 2019
NWMPHN
Priority Populations
Do you know what support your patients need when accessing end-of-life care?
Learn more
Do you know what support your patients need when accessing end-of-life care?
February 25, 2019
NWMPHN
Mental Health
CAREinMIND Intensive Support Service now in Moorabool, Melton and Hobsons Bay
Learn more
CAREinMIND Intensive Support Service now in Moorabool, Melton and Hobsons Bay
February 21, 2019
NWMPHN
Mental Health
New mental health services for people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities
Learn more
New mental health services for people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities
February 19, 2019
NWMPHN
Health Systems Capacity Building
An update on our new primary care engagement strategy
Learn more
An update on our new primary care engagement strategy
February 11, 2019
NWMPHN
Health Systems Capacity Building
Our response to the Medicare Benefits Schedule review: Call for comments
Learn more
Our response to the Medicare Benefits Schedule review: Call for comments
February 11, 2019
NWMPHN
Mental Health
Mental health support for parents in the antenatal and post-natal period
Learn more
Mental health support for parents in the antenatal and post-natal period
February 6, 2019
NWMPHN