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For all media enquiries, please contact Grania Kelly on 0456 940 110 or email grania.kelly@brisbanenorthphn.org.au.

Board welcomes new chair and board director at AGM

21 November 2022 - General practitioner, clinical trials researcher and doctors’ health advocate, Dr Jennifer Schafer is taking the reins as chair of Brisbane North PHN’s Board of Directors following the decision of longstanding chair Dr Anita Green to step down.

Say ‘older Australians’ not ‘the elderly’ - Language guide launched to combat ageism

Joint Media Release - EveryAGE Counts

7 November 2022 - Anti-ageism advocacy campaign EveryAGE Counts has launched a new language guide aimed at ending ageism in aged care.

After-hours GP service available on Bribie Island

Joint Media Release - Terry Young MP, Federal Member for Longman

10 October 2022 - Bribie Island residents will have better access to healthcare with an after-hours GP service starting today (10 October) through Bribie Doctors Banksia Beach.

A focus on the future – GP workforce in Queensland

22 September 2022 - The Queensland Primary Health Networks (PHNs) will play a key role in the distribution of the General Practitioner (GP) trainee workforce after being awarded a grant through the Australian Government’s Health Workforce Program.

Four Safe Spaces bring emotional support to people in distress

21 September 2022 - Space Space Network launched in North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region

Mental Health Hubs celebrate findings of evaluation report

29 August 2022 - ­Three integrated mental health service hubs designed around a pooled funding model have been proven to show a positive impact on the lives of people with severe mental health illness in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.

GPs busier than ever during COVID-19 pandemic

21 June 2022 - Statewide data shows primary care providers play key role in protecting community health as patient attendances increase year on year.

One million vaccinations - one million stories

1 June 2022 - More than a million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region since February 2021 through the huge and dedicated efforts of 268 general practices.

Medical mums and dads urge next generation of parents to immunise their children

28 April 2022 - To mark World Immunisation Week a social media campaign is asking parents and caregivers across the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region to keep immunising their children against historically serious and life-threatening diseases.

Primary health care leaders appointed to boards

1 April 2022 - Two highly accomplished health leaders have recently been appointed to prominent hospital health boards in Queensland.

Headspace Taringa relocates to Indooroopilly

15 February 2022 - One of Australia’s busiest headspace centres at Taringa has relocated to larger premises at Indooroopilly to keep up with growing demand from young people with mild to moderate mental illness.

New national guide explains aged care referral options

26 July 2021 - An easy-to-follow referral guide is now available to help GPs, specialists and other health professionals support their patients to access aged care services.

Response to Island and Surrounds News regarding access to GPs and health services

22 April 2021 - Brisbane North PHN has released an Invitation to Tender for the Bribie Island After-Hours Pilot Project, following a comprehensive co-design process involving key stakeholders and the local community.

24/7 health advice just a phone call away

15 February 2021 - The face of 24/7 health advice just got a lot more animated, as a campaign featuring a cute, but strife-prone character appears on billboards and screens across North Brisbane this month.

Opening of headspace Strathpine to improve youth mental health services

30 November 2020 - Young people in Strathpine and the surrounding region can now access free or low-cost Medicare services through headspace Strathpine, which opened its doors today.

AGM elects first Indigenous Board Director

12 November 2020 - Mununjahli Yugambeh woman Jody Currie has become the first Indigenous Australian elected to the Brisbane North PHN Board of Directors, following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Wednesday, 11 November 2020.

Indigenous artwork celebrates reconciliation progress

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.

Campaign launch: It's safe to see your GP

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.

Flu vaccine urged for over 65s and Indigenous Australians

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.

New headspace youth mental health service for Pine Rivers

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.

Medical Mums urge free kids' flu vaccination

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.

Brisbane North PHN CEO to step down

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.

AGM adds another GP voice to Board

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.

Start a conversation. Find your Reasons to Stay

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.

Avoid the crowd and access after hours medical advice from home

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

Vaccine myths get the Medical Mums makeover

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).

Palliative care scholarships upskill local nursing workforce

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.

Integrated suicide prevention initiatives aim to save lives

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.