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Have you had your flu shot yet? Northern Queensland PHN CEO John Gregg recently got his flu shot from Pharmacist Tahlia at Pease St WholeLife Pharmacy and Healthfoods. It is highly recommended you and your family arrange to have the influenza vaccine as soon as possible to prevent the flu and its complications. The flu shot changes…

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is now inviting tender submissions for the provision of psychosocial support services in the Cairns, Townsville, and Mackay regions. The National Psychosocial Support Measure (NPSM), funded by the Federal Government, provides psychosocial support services to assist people with severe mental illness resulting in reduced functional capacity. The objectives of…

In the 2017-18 Budget the Australian Government committed $80 million over four years for the National Psychosocial Support (NPS) measure. The purpose of the NPS measure is to provide psychosocial support services to assist people with severe mental illness resulting in reduced psychosocial functional capacity who are not more appropriately funded through the National Disability…

FREE fitness classes will be rolled out to suburban parks in a joint project to improve community wellbeing. The popular Active Living program, which currently offers 11 group fitness activities a week on the Cairns Esplanade, will be expanded into four suburban parks. Thanks to funding from the North Queensland Sports Foundation (NQSF) and the…

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is working in collaboration with primary healthcare providers to establish an immediate response to assist with recovery efforts of flood-affected Townsville residents. NQPHN is working with Townsville Hospital and Health Service (HHS) to identify other measures to ensure the ongoing wellbeing of residents in Townsville and to ensure they…

NQ Connect to provide free mental and social health support for flood affected Queenslanders All residents across flood affected North West Queensland now have access to a dedicated mental health support service, providing confidential 24/7 counselling support during flood recovery. In response to the flood crisis in large areas of Queensland’s northwest outback, the region’s…

Pictured left to right: Call My Doctor Managing Director Lindsay Stewart, Amaroo Medical Centre GP Dr Cheryl Harnischfeger, NQPHN Mareeba Primary Healthcare Manager Elisa Capaldi, and NQPHN Executive Director Gillian Yearsley. Residents in the Mareeba and Tablelands region will have improved access to after-hours health care with the upcoming launch of a new general practitioner…

Students showcase their talents in first Indigenous Youth Art Competition Young Indigenous artists from across North Queensland have been recognised for their outstanding efforts in Northern Queensland Primary Health Network’s (NQPHN’s) inaugural Indigenous Youth Art Competition. The competition—based on the theme of ‘health care and wellbeing in our communities’—saw some inspirational artwork submitted by young…

New tender encourages new and enhanced collaborative partnerships Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is calling on engagement experts to assist in the review and redevelopment of its stakeholder engagement framework. NQPHN has today announced a new tender which seeks consultants to help develop a framework to improve partnerships between NQPHN, the local community, healthcare…

NQPHN reminds North Queenslanders to look after their mental health during the festive season The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy, but for many it can be a time of stress, anxiety, disappointment, or loneliness. Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) has today launched its Be Kind To Your Mind This…