Peoplebank is Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network's online consultation initiative to include you in the conversation about improving local health.

Consumers, clinicians and the entire community are an important part of our efforts to improve local health outcomes, and we've made a commitment to consult about what works, and also what needs to change.

Peoplebank is an opportunity for you to provide your thoughts, feelings and ideas on a range of projects and activities we are working on to create healthy people and healthy communities.

Click here to visit peoplebank and join the conversation.


We're working to create healthy people and healthy communities

Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN is a not for profit organisation primarily funded by the Commonwealth government to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the primary health care system.


What do we do?

HNECC PHN supports GPs and other health professionals, and delivers a range of programs.

Supporting health care professionals with:

  • HealthPathways -an online portal of localised clinical pathways
  • electronic referrals and eHealth records
  • accreditation and quality standards
  • chronic disease management and care coordination 

 We also fund and manage healthcare and support programs for people in the community including:

  • Closing the Gap Aboriginal Health programs
  • After Hours GP care
  • Primary Mental Health Services
  • Primary Allied Health Services
  • Health screening and immunisation

We are committed to improving health outcomes in our communities and that means Closing the Gap in Indigenous health.

We are looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to work in the primary health sector and would be interested in training to become an Aboriginal Health Worker.

We are offering ten (10) scholarships to complete a Certificate III course in Primary Health Care. Applicants will be funded to attend TAFE in Dubbo for one week a month for 8 months, starting May/June 2017. Airfares/travel, accommodation and meals will be paid during training.

Successful applicants will receive $2,500 at the start of the course to pay for any equipment and stationery you will need to study.

On completion of your Certificate III you will receive another $2,500 and we will work with you to try and match you with a general practice in your local area where you can work as an Aboriginal Health Worker.

If you would like to know more about these scholarships, or would like to apply for one, give Pania a call on 0429 232 898, email her at



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