My Region - Perth North PHN

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A map showing WA with a pop out of the Perth North PHN region comprising of Perth City/Osborne Park, Joondalup/Wanneroo and Midland/Swan.

Part of the responsibility of Primary Health Networks is to identify and respond to the health needs of our community. We want to hear from you about the health issues and the availability of health services in the areas you live.

The stories, pictures and survey responses from these pages will be used to inform the planning of primary health care in your region.

Part of the responsibility of Primary Health Networks is to identify and respond to the health needs of our community. We want to hear from you about the health issues and the availability of health services in the areas you live.

The stories, pictures and survey responses from these pages will be used to inform the planning of primary health care in your region.

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What is happening in the Perth North Metro region to help everyone get the health care they need? Tell your stories and celebrate the amazing work that is happening in our communities.

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    Better Health, Together: GP Urgent Care Network Pilot

    11 months ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with the Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier, Minister for Health and Mental Health to talk about the recently launched GP Urgent Care Network Pilot.

    “Not all urgencies are emergencies” is the message of a public awareness campaign launched recently to signal the start of an 18-month GP Urgent Care Network Pilot that will see more than 125 GPs across Perth and in Bunbury taking the lead in providing urgent care.

    The GP Urgent Care Pilot is a partnership between the Department of Health... Continue reading

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    Better Health, Together: Compassionate Communities

    11 months ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to City of Albany Mayor, Dennis Wellington about our partnership in delivering the Compassionate Communities project.

    The project, which targets communities in the Great Southern, is a whole of community approach to increasing awareness of end of life, and empowering people to live and die well, at home where possible. Read more


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    Better health, together: Aboriginal Health

    12 months ago

    In this month’s Better Health, Together video, our CEO, Learne Durrington chats to Professor Rhonda Marriott, Pro Vice Chancellor for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Director of the Ngangk Yira Research Centre at Murdoch University, to discuss key issues in Aboriginal health and how we can all do more to improve Aboriginal health and wellness.

    WA Primary Health Alliance works to improve health equity by increasing access to primary healthcare and planning, guiding and directing investment towards important services.

    Five of the ways we are working with partners to deliver better health for Aboriginal people across the state... Continue reading

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    Better health, together: Digital Health

    about 1 year ago

    WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to Australian Digital Health CEO Tim Kelsey; responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety.


    WA Primary Health Alliance is responsible for planning, guiding and directing investment towards important primary care services across WA. As the operator of the State’s three Primary Health Networks (PHNs), which form part of the national Australian Government PHN initiative, we work closely with GPs, service providers, government and its agencies, and communities.

    Five of the ways we are working with partners to deliver better... Continue reading

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    Red Apple Day

    about 1 year ago

    To bring awareness to bowel cancer and the importance of a good diet in preventing the disease, today is Red Apple Day. Click here for more information. Pictured here are practice staff from Wembley Medical Centre who are promoting Red Apple Day to their patients. 

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    Cardiovascular disease in women

    about 1 year ago

    A report released yesterday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that a leading cause of illness and death for women in Australia is cardiovascular disease - heart failure, stroke and coronary heart disease. These conditions are largely preventable and treatable with support of the primary health sector. 

    Do you have a story to share about how your doctor or local allied health professionals have supported you, or significant woman in your life, to reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.

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    Better health, together: Social Connectedness

    about 1 year ago

    In May's Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to Chorus CEO, Dan Minchin about loneliness and the social connectedness pilot we have funded in the Mandurah area. The pilot will look into and address the barriers people have to accessing community services, with the aim of better linking primary and community care.

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    Reconciliation Walk - Lake Gwelup - Tuesday 28 May 10am - 1pm

    about 1 year ago

    Reconciliation Walk Poster

    This walk has been organised by Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community Group, and will be held at Lake Gwelup. This is a historical reconciliation walk with entertainment, children's activities and sausage sizzle. For more information contact Wadjak Northside on 9342 0708 or wadjaknorthside@iinet.net.au.

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    Better health, together: Sustainable Health Review - transforming WA's health system

    over 1 year ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington is joined by Sustainable Health Review Chair, Robyn Kruk to talk about the WA Department of Health’s recently released Sustainable Health Review Final Report.

    During its development, WA Primary Health Alliance has played a key role in representing the voice of the primary care sector and will continue to do so as part of a newly agreed strategic partnership with the Department of Health, WA.

    The partnership is intended to enable the joint planning, priority setting and funding of coordinated care, giving priority to the delivery... Continue reading

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    ECU Research Report: Better Together

    over 1 year ago

    In 2017-18 ECU mapped how the system of care network interacts in the cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo, in relation to perinatal and infant mental health needs of families with children under the age of four years. The report includes useful data on the demographics of the two cities and can be viewed here.

    Better Together