This week, we hosted 2 face-to-face seminars to foster crucial discussions within General Practices after the May Federal Budget announcements.
The events were held in Alice Springs and Darwin and provided a platform for participants to delve into the recently released ‘Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report’ and Federal budget announcements, while also facilitating valuable networking opportunities across the sector.
“I am delighted by the success of our face-to-face seminars in Alice Springs and Darwin,” said Gill Yearsley, CEO. “The event brought together a variety of staff from General Practices and the Community Controlled Health Sector; and provided a platform for insightful discussions and networking. We are proud to enable sector consultation to contribute to the advancement of healthcare in the Northern Territory.”
As Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN), we reflect on the May Budget announcement of the Government’s comprehensive package of measures to reform Medicare with satisfaction. We were particularly pleased to see that the Strengthening Medicare Fund will be utilised to support these reforms, which will enhance access to affordable healthcare, reduced medicine costs, and strengthened the health workforce. Collaborating with the Government, we look forward to ensuring that the Northern Territory community reaps the benefits of these transformative changes localised to our community and health care sector needs.
The face-to-face seminar brought together General Practice staff, including GP’s, practice managers and owners, nurses, and other relevant staff, who actively participated in the discussions regarding the reforms. Discussions and feedback provided will play a crucial role in how we shape the role of NT PHN in implementing some of these the reforms in the Northern Territory.
Thank you to all the participants who attended the seminars.