The end of the year has brought two major announcements which directly relate to the function and future of Primary Health Networks (PHNs). These are the Commonwealth’s response to the mental health and crystal methamphetamine (ice) reviews. The combined budget of these two programs is $630m over three years.
Life is about relationships. Relationship with our family, our garden, our neighbours, our dog and our barista! Success in the reform of the health system equally depends on relationships and partnerships. It is well recognised and documented that unprecedented financial and service pressures in health care will not be addressed […]
In our boots and blue denims, we ready ourselves to saddle up our favourite horses and ride off into the new frontier of Primary Health Care. We leave behind what are now the empty streets, homesteads and saloons of the Medicare Local wilderness.