Northern Territory PHN
Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN)
NT PHN receives funding from the Australian Government as the Territory’s Primary Health Network. NT PHN commenced operating on 1 July 2015.
Our vision is that people in the Northern Territory enjoy their best health and wellbeing, which will be achieved through our purpose of building local partnerships and directing resources towards an integrated, high quality primary health care system.
NT PHN is a partnership between Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), the NT Government Department of Health and Health Providers Alliance NT (HPANT) formerly known as the Associate Membership Committee (AMC).
Through commissioning the delivery of health services, providing support to the primary health care workforce and working to support integration across the acute and primary health care sectors, we help Territorians receive the right health care, in the right place, at the right time.
While the Northern Territory covers a large area (1.3 million square kilometres), it is sparsely populated with approximately 245,000 people, including a significant constituency of Aboriginal people. To provide effective coverage of this area, NT PHN has offices in Darwin and Alice Springs, and a single, integrated management and program structure. This management approach provides for efficient, coordinated and integrated service planning and strong links to regional clinical public health advisory groups, hospitals, health services, peak bodies and government departments.
Improving access to and use of health services that prevent and treat injury and illness is a critical factor in improving the health of people living in the NT.
Primary Health Networks (PHNs)
PHNs are organisations established across Australia by the Australian Government to coordinate primary health care delivery and tackle local health care needs and service gaps.
PHNs have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
There are 30 other PHNs in Australia. For more information about PHNs, visit the Australian Government Department of Health’s website here »