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2 September 2020 - Accomplished First Nations artist Riki Salam has designed striking new artwork for Brisbane North PHN to inspire the organisation’s continuing reconciliation journey.

30 July 2020 - It's safe to see your GP and maintain appointments with other healthcare professionals, so don't put your health on hold any longer.

29 June 2020 - There is still time for older people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and others at high risk of influenza complications to protect themselves with a free flu jab this winter.

15 June 2020 - An Open Minds-led consortium will run the new headspace centre proposed for the Pine Rivers region, following its successful application through Brisbane North PHN’s competitive tender process.

24 April 2020 - While most parents understand immunisation is the best way to protect children against many serious and life-threatening diseases, they often overlook the risks posed by influenza.

18 March 2020 - The Board of Directors of Brisbane North PHN has today announced that long-standing CEO Dr Abbe Anderson will step down at the end of June. Abbe has been with the PHN and its predecessor organisations since 2002. After taking up the CEO role in 2007, Abbe led the organisation’s successful transition to a Medicare Local in 2011 and to a PHN in 2015.

27 November 2019 - General Practitioner and clinical researcher Dr Jenny Schafer will bring a unique combination of career experiences to Brisbane North PHN, following her appointment to the PHN’s Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, 13 November 2019.

19 September 2019 - Surviving a crisis often depends on swift intervention, but finding the right help at this time can be difficult – so a new community-led campaign aims to ease the confusion.

11 July 2019 - Busy emergency rooms are not always your best option if you are sick or injured after hours.

23 April 2019 - Dangerous and pervasive myths about childhood vaccines are the subject of a new animation video released to coincide with World Immunisation Week (24-30 April 2019).

19 March 2019 - Two local nurses will complete the Master of Nurse Practitioner program, specialising in palliative care, under a new Brisbane North PHN scholarship initiative.

20 February 2019 - ­­­Plans for new multimedia public awareness campaigns will be revealed tomorrow at Brisbane North PHN’s launch of local initiatives under the National Suicide Prevention Trial targeting high-risk populations in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.