The Administrator of the Northern Territory is appointed by the Governor-General by Commission under the Seal of Australia in accordance with the provisions of the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act. Every year, the Administrator has the honour of awarding Administrator’s Medals to Territorians. These medals recognise exceptional achievements in the fields of music, sport, health, education, volunteering and community policing.
The Administrator’s Medals in Primary Health Care recognise and reward outstanding people who have contributed significantly to the provision of primary health care in the Northern Territory. Members of the general public and those working in the health care industry are invited to nominate individuals, teams and whole practices/health services who they feel deserve recognition for their contribution to better health outcomes for all Territorians through the delivery of primary health care.
One medal is awarded in each of the following three categories:
The awards are proudly sponsored by:
“Primary health care is socially appropriate, universally accessible, scientifically sound first level care provided by health services and systems with a suitably trained workforce comprised of multi-disciplinary teams supported by integrated referral systems in a way that:
Comprehensive primary health care includes health promotion, illness prevention, treatment and care of the sick, community development, and advocacy and rehabilitation.”
Definition developed by the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) and cited in Primary Health Care Reform in Australia: Report to Support Australia’s First National Primary Health Care Strategy (September 2009).
To nominate someone for the Individual category, they must:
To nominate someone for the Team category, they:
To be eligible for the Whole of Practice/Health Service category, they must:
Nominee refers to either the individual, team or whole of practice/health service you are nominating.
It is expected that all responses will demonstrate how the Nominee engages with the community and individuals in a culturally appropriate manner.
Dot point responses to the questions are encouraged – maximum 200 word response per question.
Please note: Members of the general public who are making a nomination and are a patient/client of the Nominee may choose to answer only Question 1. They may also choose to support their nomination by opting to receive a phone call from our Nomination Assistance Team – Northern Territory PHN will contact you to offer this service after you have submitted your nomination form and response to Question 1.
Please note: Colleagues and/or employers of the Nominee should answer ALL of the questions (Questions 1 - 8) before submitting.
All nominations must include:
Members of the general public who are making a nomination and are a patient or client of the health services may choose to answer only Question 1. Members of the general public who are making a nomination and are patients or clients of these health services may choose to support their nomination by opting to receive a phone call from our Administrator’s Medals Nomination Assistance Team. Patient and client nominations will also be supported through contact made with health services the Nominee is associated with.
Nominations made by members of the health care industry or by practices/health services or teams who are nominating themselves must be completed in full.
The nominee must be aware they are listed and may be contacted regarding the nomination. Northern Territory PHN may also request referee details.
All nominations must be received by Friday 13 September 2019.
Nominations can be made via the online form.
Nominations can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations can be typed or handwritten and posted to:
C/O Administrators Medals
Northern Territory PHN
GPO Box 2562
Darwin NT 0801
Nominations will be accepted over the phone and where possible two staff will take the nomination to verify the correct details are recorded and should address the questions on the nomination form.
Please contact us on email@example.com or 08 8982 1000 to arrange a time to complete a phone nomination.
Video nominations will be accepted and should address the questions on the nomination form.
The footage is not required to be polished nor contain special effects and editing however please ensure the clip:
The link to the video may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Administrator’s Medals in Primary Health Care are proudly sponsored by the following organisations. A selection panel of representatives from these supporting organisations will review the nominations, choose finalists and select the winners. The panel’s decision is final.
The awards night will be held at Government House on Thursday 21 November 2019.
Finalists will be invited to the awards ceremony:
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