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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…

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…