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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…

Helping suicide prevention in Townsville The people of Townsville have long been concerned about the growing impact of suicide in their community. The effects of suicide are far-reaching and can impact family, friends, and colleagues. Local opportunities to influence decision making and to share personal experiences with suicide have been limited… until now. With the…

The Board of Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Gregg as its permanent Chief Executive Officer. Mr Gregg, who has been acting in the role since January 2018, has been named CEO following a comprehensive recruitment process. NQPHN Chairman Dr Vlad Matic said the Board was…

Of the joys and challenges people face in life, none is more extraordinary than having a baby. As well as physical, financial, and social changes, many women experience emotional changes during pregnancy. Mixed emotions are a normal and necessary part of preparing to become a parent. It can be helpful for both expectant mums and…

Alcohol and Other Drugs Service Development initiative aims to deliver on training needs for primary health care workforce Mackay and Bowen’s primary health workforce will be upskilled to provide better care for individuals in need of alcohol and other drugs services, thanks to a new training program launched today. Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN)…

Volunteer Jackie inspires next generation Dr Jackie Stuart is committed to donating her time and efforts to primary care education and the training of primary care providers. Graduating from Dentistry at the University of Queensland in 1986, Jackie practiced as a general dental practitioner in Mackay for 28 years. After being diagnosed with bowel cancer…

Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS), in collaboration with Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN), officially launched a new site for existing accommodation and youth programs, and launched new early childhood and youth programs at 10 Peel Street, Garbutt, on Thursday 26 April 2018. TAIHS is continuing to expand the range of services it…

Health Worker Nanette dedicated to improving her community’s health Nanette Sands grew up as the youngest of 11 siblings in Yarrabah, an Aboriginal community about 50 kilometres from Cairns. It was here where she first discovered her passion for community health. With a desire to close the gap in health inequalities for Indigenous people, Nanette…

Connect to Wellbeing program to provide increased level of support Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) has partnered with Neami National, one of Australia’s largest community mental health providers, to launch a new, single point of access to psychological services across North Queensland. The $5 million Connect to Wellbeing program, delivered by Neami National and…

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) has developed partnerships with key health industry organisations to develop and deliver education events regarding obesity and chronic disease prevention, in response to concerning obesity and chronic disease rates in the Mackay region. A recent Progress in Australian Regions data report, released by the Cancer Council Queensland, indicated that…