PHN

To date, no comprehensive, ongoing data set exists in relation to how and why people use and access primary health services, what occurs in individual consultations and the health outcomes that occur as a result of these services. This Health Policy...

While healthcare consumers continue to be involved as active participants in managing their own health, the focus is now moving to include consumers in value creation in health care planning and delivery. As the health system moves toward a devolved...

Today’s announcement by Health Minister Ley of the successful bids for the new Primary Health Networks (PHNs) has provided welcome clarity for the organised primary care sector, their staff and clients, but the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals...

In the May 2014 budget, the Commonwealth Government announced that it would cease funding Medicare Locals, which would be replaced by a smaller number of Primary Health Networks to be operational by 1 July 2015. Despite the insecurity of their positions...

Primary Health

Primary Health Networks (PHNs) began operations in July 2015. Six priority areas have been identified for their work: mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, population health, health workforce, eHealth, and aged care.  Discussion papers outlining key challenges for PHNs across these priorities are available here.