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Primary Health Networks are tasked with improving our primary health system, particularly for those at risk of poor health outcomes.

We know NCOSS members want to make sure the health system works as well as possible for their clients and constituents. Current information about the work of the Primary Health Networks (PHNs) – including opportunities to engage with your local network – will be provided on this page.

South Eastern NSW: Co-design workshops for mental health and suicide prevention

South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network (PHN) invites you to participate in one of our co-design workshops for mental health and suicide prevention in our region. This will be an opportunity for you, as a service provider, consumer or carer, to contribute to COORDINARE’s understanding of local health needs and priorities for the region, and to co-design general practice, community and systems solutions which contribute to the Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy. You’ll also have the chance to provide input into the direction of mental health and suicide prevention solutions, and associated South Eastern NSW PHN funding.

The workshops will be held on:

RSVP by Friday 9 September 2016 by emailing Louise on or by calling 4474 8410.

Western Sydney Primary Health Network: Call for Expressions of Interest

Wentwest is inviting health professionals, partners from the health and hospital sectors, NGOs, private organisations and any other potential service providers to register their interest for being a supplier with WentWest for the western Sydney region. The results will enable us to develop a western Sydney supplier database and map the services available in the areas of:

- Aboriginal Health
- Aged Care
- Child and Family
- Chronic Conditions
- Mental Health
- Population Health
- Drug and Alcohol

To register:
1. Click on this link:
2. Once the page opens, click on the Registration Tab
3. Complete your organisation details and set up your user name and password
4. Once in the portal, complete and submit the Expression of Interest – Service Provider Registration 2016 form
5. The last day for registration is Thursday, 15 September  2016, 5.00pm.

Commissioning opportunities

As Primary Health Networks embark on the commissioning process, many are establishing webpages or tender portals through which they'll advertise upcoming opportunities. Links to these pages are below:

  • Hunter New England and Central Coast.
  • Murrumbidgee PHN.
  • North Coast PHN
  • South Eastern NSW
  • Sydney North Health Network
  • Western NSW

Needs Assessments

Following their establishment in July 2015, each Primary Health Network was required to conduct a needs assessment to help identify and prioritise opportunities for activity as part of the first phase of the commissioning process. The needs assessments were conducted in line with guidance from the Department of Health, and are now being published on the PHN websites. Links to published needs assessments developed are below: