See the latest articles and updates published by Hunter New England PHN

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information

23 Oct 2020

Coronavirus Update Bulletin   The Primary Health Network is publishing a regular COVID-19 update specifically for our region. The subscription link ...[Continue Reading]

Dementia Help Sheets to navigate COVID-19 in multiple languages

22 Oct 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Dementia Australia released four Help Sheets which have now been translated into 38 languages. The four Help She...[Continue Reading]

Mental health training for GPs

08 Oct 2020

Following on from a catastrophic bushfire season in 2019/20 the Black Dog Institute is launching a scheme to train GPs to recognise any Emergency Serv...[Continue Reading]

Trauma-related training for emergency service and general practice staff

14 Sep 2020

As part of the Australian Government’s Mental Health Supports for Bushfire Affected Australians package, the Department of Health has engaged Phoenix ...[Continue Reading]

07 Sep 2020

All Primary Health Network livestreams and education webinars are available to view again.  You can access them via the following links: Primary Hea

TAFE scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

04 Sep 2020

TAFE NSW & the Primary Health Network are working together to offer scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are working, ...[Continue Reading]

Refreshed Guidelines for reporting on mental ill-health and suicide

03 Sep 2020

Mindframe this week announced the release of refreshed and redesigned Mindframe guidelines for safe communication on mental ill-health and suicide. Th...[Continue Reading]

#chatsafe: Orygen launches guidelines globally for talking safely online about suicide

13 Aug 2020

Youth mental health organisation, Orygen has released guidelines globally to help young people communicate safely online about suicide. The guidelines...[Continue Reading]

New Online Wellbeing Hub for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

01 Aug 2020

WellMob brings together online resources made by and for First Peoples. It includes websites, apps, podcasts, videos, helplines, social media and onli...[Continue Reading]

Support for Bushfire Affected Communities.

07 Jul 2020

The stress of experiencing something such as a bushfire can leave people at a higher risk of developing depression or anxiety, even if they are not di...[Continue Reading]

Mental health of young Australians impacted by COVID-19

15 Jun 2020

New research recently released from headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation shows young Australians are fearful and uncertain for their futu...[Continue Reading]

COVID-19 Impact Survey Results

12 Jun 2020

Thank you to those who participated in last month's COVID-19 impact survey. The results provided an insight to how the pandemic has affected primary c...[Continue Reading]

New Information Hub for Bushfire Recovery

04 Jun 2020

Bushfire Recovery Connect is a new website launched by the National Bushfire Recovery Agency and Services Australia to link the public to the availabl...[Continue Reading]

Changes to opioid prescribing now in place

03 Jun 2020

Several changes to the regulation of the supply of prescription opiods in Australia came into effect on 1 June.  The new rules – including requiring ...[Continue Reading]

New GP resource - COVID-19 and family violence

03 Jun 2020

The RACGP has created a COVID-19 and family violence support resource to help GPs manage their patients during the pandemic. The impacts of COVID-19 a...[Continue Reading]

Don't put your health on hold during COVID-19 and beyond

14 May 2020

The Australian Digital Health Agency has launched a digital health guide to help Australians find the latest health information and advice about navig...[Continue Reading]

SeNT eReferrals more valuable now than ever

30 Apr 2020

In the midst of COVID-19, SeNT eReferral is more valuable than ever. SeNT eReferral is supporting patients by providing quality referrals which facili...[Continue Reading]

$73 million to support mental wellness during COVID-19 pandemic

23 Apr 2020

More than 180 mental health workers will be deployed across the state as part of a $73 million package to boost mental health services during the COVI...[Continue Reading]

Update to HNECC Standard Terms and Conditions for Services Contract

21 Apr 2020

In response to changing legal requirements and internal process improvements we have made some changes to our Standard Terms and Conditions for Servic...[Continue Reading]

Summer's bushfire smoke exacted a terrible toll

31 Mar 2020

New research has revealed that air pollution from the devastating bushfires this summer was responsible for more than 400 deaths and several thousand ...[Continue Reading]

Support for Bushfire affected communities

17 Jan 2020

The stress of experiencing something such as a bushfire can leave people at a higher risk of developing depression or anxiety, even if they are not di...[Continue Reading]

PHN supports National Communications Charter

15 Jan 2020

HNECC PHN CEO, Richard Nankervis, today signed the Life in Mind National Communications Charter on behalf of the organisation. The Charter is a resour...[Continue Reading]

Advice for people using masks when exposed to bushfire smoke

07 Jan 2020

The Acting Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers have released a statement for the general public and health professiona...[Continue Reading]

Mental Health help for Rural and Remote Areas

20 Dec 2019

People living in rural and remote areas have limited access to mental health support services. The updated Rural and Remote Mental Health Help Sheet,...[Continue Reading]

Head to Health can help this holiday season

11 Dec 2019

Help is available to look after your mental health with the Head to Health website. The holiday period is a great time to celebrate and connect with ...[Continue Reading]

Staying safe and healthy during this bushfire season

06 Dec 2019

These sites have the information you need to stay safe and look after your health during the current extreme bushfire season. Fire Information - NS...[Continue Reading]

#You Can Talk for suicide prevention

04 Dec 2019

Leading mental health and suicide prevention organisations are collaborating to support #YouCanTalk – a campaign to encourage, empower and equip Austr...[Continue Reading]

Support options for those affected by bushfires

19 Nov 2019

The following organisations provide helpful information on coping with natural disasters. Click on the links for more details. Lifeline Children ...[Continue Reading]

Wellbeing grants available to empower drought affected communities

25 Oct 2019

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is offering grants of up to $50,000 for community-led activities that build re...[Continue Reading]

NDIS forums - Psychosocial Disability Support

15 Oct 2019

HNECC PHN is collaborating with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to present several information forums on how to support patients with ...[Continue Reading]

Find out about PHN's Community Advisory Committees

19 Sep 2019

HNECC PHN has three Community Advisory Committees based in Erina, Tamworth and Newcastle. They are made up of members with active community networks w...[Continue Reading]

Dynamic Simulation for Suicide Prevention

06 Sep 2019

HNECC PHN is partnering with the health research organisation the Sax Institute, to undertake a series of 'Dynamic Simulation' workshops focused on su...[Continue Reading]

PHN Commissioning Showcase

30 Aug 2019

HNECC PHN had the privilege of co-hosting the 2019 Commissioning Showcase in Newcastle Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th August in partnership with e...[Continue Reading]

Practice Incentives Program Quality Improvement (PIP QI)

09 Aug 2019

The PIP Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive commenced on 1 August 2019. It is a payment to general practices that participate in quality improvement ac...[Continue Reading]

'Vaccine Heroes' Immunisation Conference ... a big hit!

08 Aug 2019

More than 600 people from across NSW and interstate attended the Immunisation Conference held over Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th August at the NEX Con...[Continue Reading]

After Hours services on the Central Coast

24 Jul 2019

The PHN in conjunction with Central Coast Local Health District have been working to improve access to after hours health care for people living on th...[Continue Reading]

Changes in Psychosocial Support Services

10 Jul 2019

The PHN is implementing the government's changes in the way that services for people with chronic and complex Mental Health conditions are funded. Cl...[Continue Reading]

Mental Health First Aid for patients, families and carers

20 Jun 2019

Managing patients with mental health issues is a common recognised challenge for Australian GPs. For families and carers of someone with a mental heal...[Continue Reading]

Referrals to PHN-funded Primary Mental Health Services

18 Jun 2019

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) has commissioned a new access and referral service to improve and increase the...[Continue Reading]

New National Action Plan for Pain Management

18 Jun 2019

Chronic pain can have a devastating impact on individuals, their families, workplaces and the community, often contributing to problems including; opi...[Continue Reading]

The disease burden of overweight, obesity and poor diet

17 Jun 2019

Overweight and obesity is responsible for 8.4% of the total burden of disease in Australia, representing the impact of people dying early and living w...[Continue Reading]

Be Winter well with asthma

13 May 2019

Many people experience an increase in asthma symptoms and find their asthma harder to control during Winter. Asthma Australia has developed a range of...[Continue Reading]

It's Exercise Your Mood Week, 4-12 May. Take one hour a week to improve your mental fitness

07 May 2019

Exercise Your Mood challenges all Australians to use one hour a week to improve your mental fitness. Why? Because our research shows just one hour of...[Continue Reading]

Doctor Wellbeing Forum to discuss mental health & impact of psychological distress

15 Apr 2019

Being a Doctor can be be a stressful and emotional experience with daily challenges to wellbeing.  The Doctor Wellbeing Forum, to be held at Toronto ...[Continue Reading]

Healthy Weight Initiative Program offered free to practices

29 Mar 2019

The PHN has developed an innovative program of Weight Management for Primary Care that targets patients at risk of developing chronic disease. The pro...[Continue Reading]

Healthy Weight lifestyle grants available to improve the health of our communities

05 Mar 2019

Across Australia, two in three adults and one in four children are either overweight or obese. Rates of overweight and obesity are higher in rural an...[Continue Reading]

Funding to support people navigate our health system

28 Feb 2019

The impact of poverty, poor housing, environmental influences and social factors on health outcomes are being recognised via three 12 month pilots to ...[Continue Reading]

Funding Changes and Redesign of Primary Mental Health Care Services

27 Feb 2019

Over the past 12 months HNECC PHN has been redesigning two programs, the Primary Mental Health Care (formerly known as ATAPS) and Mental Health Nurse ...[Continue Reading]

Support for people with a severe mental health condition not covered by the NDIS

26 Feb 2019

In response to community concerns that many people with a severe mental health condition would not be covered by the National Disability Insurance Sch...[Continue Reading]

New Mobile Aged Care X-Ray Service celebrates milestone

15 Feb 2019

Residential aged care facility patients on the Coast are being spared unnecessary visits to local hospital emergency departments thanks to a new mobil...[Continue Reading]

Alcohol & other Drugs scholarships for Central Coast GPs

22 Jan 2019

The PHN has established a GP Scholarship Project offering Central Coast GPs short term paid placements within interesting clinical areas of the Centra...[Continue Reading]

Share your views on culturally responsive healthcare

22 Jan 2019

NACCHO and the RACGP are working on health initiatives and want your input. The survey is open until 15 February, and your ideas are welcomed on curre...[Continue Reading]

Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing Community Forum

22 Jan 2019

On February 7, 2019 the PHN is hosting a Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing Community Forum at Newcastle Town Hall. Featuring key speakers including ...[Continue Reading]

$1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security

17 Jan 2019

PHNs will receive additional funding for community mental health services from July 2019.  A changed funding model will mean that support for mental h...[Continue Reading]

headspace funding for youth mental health

10 Jan 2019

headspace will receive an additional $47 million to support the mental wellbeing of young Australians. Funding will be used to deliver the Young Ambas...[Continue Reading]

Have your say to improve local health

21 Dec 2018

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

Accessing Health Care Services in the Holiday Season

17 Dec 2018

If you need to access health care services over the school holidays please think about, and choose, which service is the right one for your health nee...[Continue Reading]

PHN launches Aboriginal Healthcare Framework

14 Dec 2018

Our PHN has produced this framework to help embed cultural respect principles into our region’s primary health care system. Its development has active...[Continue Reading]

Be HEALTHe for your HEART

06 Dec 2018

Women with a history of pre-eclampsia are 4 times more like to suffer heart disease. Researchers from the University of Newcastle are currently recrui...[Continue Reading]

HNE HealthPathways site now mobile friendly

29 Nov 2018

The all-new mobile‑friendly HNE HealthPathways site is here and easier to use on your phone, tablet, or desktop. Whether you’re in a clinic, on a hosp...[Continue Reading]

Increased testing for all patients at risk of HIV

29 Nov 2018

In the lead up to World AIDS Day, 1 Dec. 2018, NSW Health is encouraging health professionals to test all patients at risk of HIV infection, and avoid...[Continue Reading]

Getting patients to move more during Exercise Right for Doctors Week

20 Nov 2018

The message is simple. Exercise is the best, cheapest, and most accessible medicine available, and in order to improve chronic disease mortality rates...[Continue Reading]

Get your GP career underway - limited training places available

19 Nov 2018

Take your first step towards a dynamic and rewarding career. Find out what it's like training as a GP in NSW & ACT. More information can be found...[Continue Reading]

The deadliest things on the planet aren't guns, sharks or even road accidents

15 Nov 2018

Of all the things that killed people last year, more than half of deaths are attributed to just four preventable risk factors: high blood pressure, sm...[Continue Reading]

Seeking GP experiences of National Cancer Screening Program (NCSP)

14 Nov 2018

Researchers at the University of Sydney are interested in hearing from clinicians about their involvement in the revised NCSP.  Research involves comp...[Continue Reading]

Mental Health Referral Masterclass for Central Coast teachers

01 Nov 2018

In partnership with the Central Coast Local Health District and the Department of Education we holding a Mental Health Referral Master Class. All teac...[Continue Reading]

GP Psychiatry Line -free service to help manage patients mental health

31 Oct 2018

The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service for GPs aimed at helping them manage the mental health of their patients.The service is not  about tr...[Continue Reading]

Expression of Interest – Diabetes Educator Scholarship & Credentialling Program

31 Oct 2018

The prevalence of diabetes in Australia is rising, affecting around 1.2 million people in 2014-15[1]. In New South Wales in 2016, 8.9% of people aged ...[Continue Reading]

Compassionate Communities coming to Newcastle

14 Aug 2018

The Newcastle community has been chosen by The Groundswell Project to be one of eight “Groundbreakers” groups establishing Compassionate Communities a...[Continue Reading]

Why do we ask about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin?

12 Jul 2018

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people have poorer health status than other Australians and their life expectancy is significantly less than ...[Continue Reading]

Headspace expanding their services across New England & North West

04 Jul 2018

Yesterday saw headspace expand their services across the New England and North West with opening of their Armidale service. Further services will also...[Continue Reading]

New psychiatry support line available for GPs

02 Jul 2018

Six NSW PHN’s have come together to fund ProCare Mental Health Services, a not-for-profit service provider, to operate a new psychiatry support line f...[Continue Reading]

Updated health population data now available

25 May 2018

Our health planning resources have recently been updated to include the latest published health and Census data. The 2018 range of resources now avai...[Continue Reading]

My Health Record improving outcomes for people in palliative care

21 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...[Continue Reading]

EOI for scholarships in Certificate IV Medical Practice Assisting

06 Apr 2018

The Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network, in partnership with registered training organisation UNE Partnerships is seeking expressi...[Continue Reading]

Mental health services redesign workshops

30 Mar 2018

The PHN is redesigning two programs, the Primary Mental Health Care and Mental Health Nurse Incentive Programs. The redesign is intended to result in ...[Continue Reading]

Showcase of older person’s health services in the Central Coast community

17 Mar 2018

Health and social support professionals are invited to attend an education event and showcase of the local services which are available to assist in t...[Continue Reading]

Request for Tenders Youth Complex Mental Health Service

08 Mar 2018

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC) is inviting suitably qualified and experienced providers to tender for the Youth C...[Continue Reading]

Help needed to improve mental health treatment services for Aboriginal people

05 Feb 2018

The PHN seeking feedback to help improve the planning and commissioning for indigenous mental health treatment services to: Increase service capaci...[Continue Reading]

Research Opportunities Available

05 Feb 2018

Researching Important Clinical Questions to Improve Health Outcomes RICH Outcomes Workshop  Expressions of Interest The Hunter New England and Centr...[Continue Reading]

D & A forums for Primary Health Care clinicians

17 Jan 2018

These Drug & Alcohol Forums have been designed by addiction care experts in the Hunter New England Central Coast PHN region and aim to improve edu...[Continue Reading]

INNOV8 Pitch Night 2 | Call for submissions

04 Jan 2018

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is pleased to call for submissions for the chance to pitch for one-off funding...[Continue Reading]

Youth Complex Mental Health – Have Your Say

04 Dec 2017

We are currently seeking community feedback on Youth Complex Mental Health services across the region. We have received funding from the Commonwealth...[Continue Reading]

Communicating about suicide and mental illness for community members

21 Aug 2017

As part of LifeSpan Newcastle, the Mindframe National Media Initiative will be delivering training in Newcastle on national guidelines for media repor...[Continue Reading]

Strong spirits and strong minds – helping local Aboriginal people reduce harm from alcohol and other drugs

11 Aug 2017

The Primary Health Network is helping 25 local Aboriginal people complete a Certificate IV course in Drug and Alcohol, with the option of completing a...[Continue Reading]

Pitch Night a big success

10 Aug 2017

Our inaugural Pitch Night held in Newcastle on August 3 was a big success. Our Strategic Initiatives and Relationships Manager Kevin Rigby said it was...[Continue Reading]

Pitch night gives community the power to fund health projects

01 Aug 2017

Four organisations will pitch their projects to over 100 community members at Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network’s (HNECC PHN...[Continue Reading]

Commissioning is about change not competition

14 Jul 2017

By Jay Rebbeck, Scott White and Catherine Turner The recently published piece in the Croakey Blog Commissioning no cure for Australian health equity ...[Continue Reading]

New headspace services for young people in New England and North Western regions of NSW.

05 Jun 2017

We ‘re very pleased to announce that this morning the Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, and Mark Coulton , t...[Continue Reading]

Local obesity rates and healthy weight forums

08 May 2017

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network's executive manager, John Baillie, speaks to the ABC about the obesity rates in our commun...[Continue Reading]

North West Community Forums to tackle a weighty issue

02 May 2017

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) will be hosting community forums in Gunnedah, Boggabri and Narrabri to gather ...[Continue Reading]

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Your Region – Have Your Say

26 Apr 2017

The Primary Health Network is currently seeking community feedback on mental health services across the region. Feedback will be used to identify gaps...[Continue Reading]

Improving low cancer screening rates

10 Apr 2017

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network's cancer screening officer, Kath Duggan, speaks to ABC New England North West's Caitlin Fu...[Continue Reading]

Wyong Community Forum to tackle a weighty issue

09 Apr 2017

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) will be hosting a community forum in Wyong to gather ideas and build a plan to...[Continue Reading]

Community Forum to address a weighty issue in Cessnock

20 Mar 2017

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) will be hosting a community forum to gather ideas and build a plan to achieve ...[Continue Reading]

Cancer Council study confirms starting cervical cancer screening at age 25 is safe

20 Mar 2017

A study by Cancer Council NSW has confirmed that starting cervical cancer screening at age 25 is safe. The findings support the Australian government’...[Continue Reading]

Biripi AMS launches new facilities and services

20 Mar 2017

As the Biripi Aboriginal Medical Service celebrates the official opening of its upgraded clinic facilities it is timely that the Primary Health Networ...[Continue Reading]

Funding for primary care health services expanding across the New England & North West

20 Mar 2017

Primary health care services including drug & alcohol treatment services in the New England and North West is to get a boost thanks to significant...[Continue Reading]

Aboriginal health services expanding on the Coast

07 Feb 2017

Funding for Aboriginal health services on the Coast are to receive a large boost thanks to significant new funding from the Primary Health Network (PH...[Continue Reading]

Scone Medical Practice wins “best in NSW” Award

12 Jan 2017

The Primary Health Network is delighted to report that the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) has announced that Scone Medical Pract...[Continue Reading]

December Issue of Public Health Research & Practice has a strong focus on Indigenous health

19 Dec 2016

Racism, as well as perceptions of invincibility and cost of care, are potential barriers to people with invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) seeking h...[Continue Reading]

World Diabetes Day

13 Nov 2016

World Diabetes Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the innovative work of local clinicians who recently won the Integrated Health Care Award at the 2...[Continue Reading]

Patient input vital for improving mental services

02 Nov 2016

Recent concerns raised in the Northern Daily Leader have queried the amount of funding and resources allocated to rural mental health by the Hunter Ne...[Continue Reading]

Breast density as it relates to breast cancer risk

06 Oct 2016

Following media reports there has been patient interest in breast density as it relates to breast cancer risk and screening mammography. This may lead...[Continue Reading]

Improving outcomes for Australians living with lung cancer – A Call To Action

30 Aug 2016

Lung cancer kills more Australians every year than any other cancer – in 2016 it’s estimated that the equivalent of 25 people each day will die from t...[Continue Reading]

Expressions of Interest for delivering health services to Aboriginal communities.

16 Aug 2016

Expressions of Interest for delivering health services to Aboriginal communities. We are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualifie...[Continue Reading]

EOI for Drug and Alcohol Treatment providers

02 Aug 2016

Expressions of Interests for a range of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services are now being sought from suitably qualified and experienced service provi...[Continue Reading]

Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings

19 Jul 2016

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) has updated and re...[Continue Reading]

Lung Cancer Resources for Patients and Health Professionals

14 Jul 2016

Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team Directory Lung Foundation Australia has recently developed the Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Directory ...[Continue Reading]

What’s the verdict on the budget’s impact on Health

04 May 2016

Twitter limits comments to 140 characters so it can be a good place to find a short snappy summary for many topics. Last night the President of the R...[Continue Reading]

Speed dating used to fight chronic disease

22 Apr 2016

Chronic disease and speed dating do not seem like compatible bedfellows. However, this is exactly the type of innovative thinking that Hunter New Eng...[Continue Reading]

HNECC March Communicable Diseases report

12 Apr 2016

Influenza and respiratory infection High levels of influenza activity have been reported from the northern hemisphere. Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus i...[Continue Reading]

Region continues to be a leader in immunisation

18 Feb 2016

The National Health Performance Authority today released its report on childhood immunisation rates for 2014 -15 and they showed that our region conti...[Continue Reading]

PHN off to a solid start and getting runs on the board

11 Jan 2016

Health care continues to be one of the highest priorities for Australians and as we start a New Year it is worthwhile reviewing some of the changes th...[Continue Reading]

Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS) will be closed on the following Public Holidays over the Christmas period

24 Dec 2015

“Please be advised that the Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS) will be closed on the following Public Holidays over the Christmas period: Fr...[Continue Reading]

Immunisation Changes from 1 January 2016

24 Dec 2015

From 1 January 2016, the Commonwealth is making free catch-up vaccine available for children under 10 years of age (ongoing) and persons aged 10-19 ye...[Continue Reading]

Primary Health Network to coordinate localised approaches to Ice treatment

07 Dec 2015

Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECCPHN) has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s National Ice Taskforce recommendations t...[Continue Reading]

More localised approach to mental health welcomed

26 Nov 2015

Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECCPHN) has welcomed the Federal Government’s response to the recommendations in the Nation...[Continue Reading]

INVITATION: Antibiotic Resistance – What is it? Why is it a problem? How does it affect you?

23 Nov 2015

NPS Medicinewise, Hunter Primary Care and GP Access After Hours invite you to view a free screening of the film ‘Resistance’ followed by a Q&A wit...[Continue Reading]

Using e-Mental Health resources in your work

13 Nov 2015

Using e-MH resources in your work: Supporting your clients to use self-help treatment programs, Tuesday 17 November 2015, 6.30pm AEDT In this e-menta...[Continue Reading]

Healthe Care Australia Mental Health Summit & Charity Event

15 Sep 2015

On October 9th and 10th 2015, doctors, health professionals, politicians, and members of the emergency services will come together to discuss the incr...[Continue Reading]

Primary Health Care Feedback

25 Aug 2015

The Commonwealth government has established the Primary Health Care Advisory Group to examine opportunities for the reform of primary health care in i...[Continue Reading]

Jane Schwager AO announced as new Board Chair

11 Aug 2015

Hunter New England Central Coast PHN is very pleased to announce that Jane Schwager AO has been appointed the organisation’s new independent Chair  cl...[Continue Reading]

Delivering better local care

11 Apr 2015

Australian patients are set to receive better access to front line health services in their local area as part of the Abbott Government’s plans to imp...[Continue Reading]

Time for Primary Health Networks to get to work

11 Apr 2015

Today’s announcement by Health Minister Ley of the successful bids for the new Primary Health Networks (PHNs) has provided welcome clarity for the org...[Continue Reading]

Community Advisory Committees For the Hunter New England Rural and Hunter Metro areas

09 Feb 2015

Fact SheetThe Hunter New England Central Coast (HNECC) Primary Health Network (PHN) is seeking Expressions of Interest for membership of two of its Co...[Continue Reading]