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North Queenslanders coming together to support individuals with spinal cord damage and other physical disabilities A flagship Healthy Living Centre is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a fundraising event held at Coles Earlville in Cairns this morning (Wednesday 18 September 2019). Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) CEO John Gregg took…

Sights set on expanding mobile outreach clinic to better support those in need Homeless and disadvantaged people in Cairns have been offered a new sense of hope and health with the Wheels of Wellness (WOW) program, a mobile outreach clinic which treats patients anywhere in the community. Stratford Medical Centre established the WOW outreach service…

  Teachers play a vital role in the lives of the students in their classroom, and it is through this influence that Youth Empowered Towards  independence (YETI) is making a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the Cape and Torres region.​ YETI’s Schools Up North (SUN) pilot program, funded by Northern…

Young and upcoming artists awarded for their talents in the second annual NQPHN 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) second annual Indigenous Youth Art Competition. The competition—based on the theme of mental health—saw some inspirational artwork…

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is now inviting tender submissions for funding to develop a strategy and implementation plan focused on improving access to after-hours primary healthcare for residents of northern Queensland. The aim of the After-Hours Needs Assessment Strategy tender is to increase understanding of current access gaps and barriers to primary health…

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is now inviting tender submissions for the provision of appropriately skilled service providers to undertake a review and further development of the draft Cairns Suicide Prevention Community Action Plan (SPCAP). This tender has been developed to deliver a SPCAP combining priorities and strategies for future resourcing which are evidence-informed…

Residents in Mareeba and Atherton can now consult with a doctor after-hours using their phone or a secure video link on their computer with the launch of Telehealth Doctor NQ in the region. Telehealth Doctor NQ, powered by House Call Doctor and supported by funding from Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN), has registered doctors…

Community action planning group working in collaboration to help individuals receive the right care at the right time The Suicide Prevention Community Action Planning Group (SPCAP) held a forum on Tuesday 4 June to better connect mental health services for the Mackay community. The Mental Health and Related Services Forum involved local service providers working…

Young and upcoming local Indigenous artists are invited to enter the second annual NQPHN Indigenous Youth Art Competition Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) has today launched the NQPHN Indigenous Youth Art Competition 2019 with the theme of Mental Health. The competition, launched to coincide with National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2019),…

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…