12 October 2019 - Learn | Meet | Unwind

This year MPHN and its Board is hosting an opportunity for our GPs, health professionals, members and award finalists to come together and celebrate the achievements in primary healthcare across the Murrumbidgee.

There are three activities planned for Saturday, 12 October 2019, and all will be held at the International Hotel in Wagga Wagga.

GPs, GP Registrars, medical students and practice nurses are welcome to attend the renowned Hot Topics education event. Members of firsthealth Limited are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting. Afterwards, we welcome you to unwind at our 2019 Primary Healthcare Awards dinner and presentation. Find out more about each of these activities below.


LEARN: Hot Topics

Even GPs need a check-up!

MPHN is bringing Hot Topics to the region! Hot Topics is the UK’s most popular GP Update course specifically adapted for Australia.

The Hot Topics GP Update course is a collaboration between NB Medical, a leading GP education provider in the UK, and Medcast, working together to create a highly motivating one-day intensive, created by GPs for GPs and proudly free from pharmaceutical sponsorship. Medcast has adapted and supplemented the UK content to ensure it’s highly relevant for Australian Primary Care Professionals.

MPHN is committed to helping busy primary care health professionals practice evidence-based medicine in a time efficient way, and its Board is subsidising the cost of this highly sought after GP check-up course.

Read more here.


Full day course held at The International Hotel, Wagga Wagga.
40 Category One and 12 Category Two RACGP QI&CPD points.


All prices are inclusive of GST

$165 GP registrars and Practice Nurses
$275 for GPs ($214.50 for GP's from within Murrumbidgee PHN)

Download the flyer here.
Download the program here.

To help support our out-of-Wagga Wagga general practitioners, MPHN is offering the first 20 GPs who qualify accommodation at The International on the Saturday night.

This is a strictly limited opportunity and offered on a first-in, first-served basis to those meeting the following criteria:

  • Be a GP or GP Registrar who is working in a practice and living in a town more than 100 kilometres from Wagga Wagga.

  • You must work and live in a community in the MPHN region

  • Be registered for Hot Topics on 12 October in Wagga Wagga.

  • Attending MPHN Awards dinner on the evening of 12 Wagga Wagga at The International.

This offer is not available for GPs or GP registrars outside of the MPHN region; medical students, or practice nurses.


MEET: Annual General Meeting

On behalf of the Board of Directors, MPHN will hold its 2018/2019 Annual General Meeting of firsthealth Limited.

The AGM will commence at 6.30pm and is expected to conclude around 7.00pm.

Members are invited to nominate candidates for two vacant Director Positions on the Board of firsthealth Ltd trading as Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network, the term of office is three years.

firsthealth Ltd, which is a membership organisation established under the Corporations Act as a Company Limited by guarantee, is governed by a skills-based Board of nine Directors. A key feature of the Board is that Directors are appointed for their skill and will have no representational commitment to an organisation, profession or sector of the community. A Director need not be employed or otherwise associated with a Member of the Company. Nominations for a Director Position can be completed and returned to our office by midnight Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Learn more about the role and duties of MPHN Board Directors here.
Download your nomination form here.


UNWIND: 2019 Primary Healthcare Awards and dinner

Nominations for the 2019 Primary Healthcare Awards are now open!

Applications close on Thursday, 12 September 2019, with winners announced at our awards dinner on 12 October 2019.

Pre-dinner drinks and entrées will be served from 6.00pm, followed by a sit down dinner at 7.00pm. During the evening, the Primary Healthcare Awards will be presented by Board Chair Jodi Culbert and CEO Melissa Neal.

This year there are four award categories:

  • Murrumbidgee Community Grant of the Year to recognise excellence in developing and delivering an activity or event funded by a Murrumbidgee Community Grant. The recipient of this award will demonstrate how the event or activity supported the mental health and wellbeing a drought affected community.

  • Outstanding Contribution to Community to recognise a health professional or practice that has made an outstanding contribution to primary health service delivery and acknowledges a remarkable accomplishment in the unfolding story of Primary Health service delivery in the Murrumbidgee.

  • Innovation to recognise those who are promoting new or creative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

  • Promoting Healthy Living to recognise projects that encourage people to take ownership of their own health and wellbeing with projects targeting health literacy, healthy lifestyles, reducing hospital admissions and chronic disease are just some ways to promote health living.

For more information about the awards and to apply visit www.mphnawards.org.au.