Medicines containing codeine will only be available with a doctor’s prescription from 1 February 2018.

For the last six months, Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) has been communicating and informing health care providers, and more recently the community, of the change and its potential impacts on consumers across the region.

A new health workforce working group has taken the first important steps toward improving access to GPs in western Victorian communities.

Secondary school students from Mount Clear College continue to benefit from receiving the right care, in the right place, at the right time from a GP and nurse attending their school since the program received a funding boost from the Victorian Government in July.

Raphael Services Ballarat is partnering with Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) to host the first perinatal and infant mental health conference in Ballarat on Saturday (18 November 2017). The conference will bring together a team of experts who will present contemporary views for clinical consideration and new treatments for improving outcomes.

Secondary school students from Geelong High School, Newcomb Secondary College and North Geelong Secondary School will have the opportunity to receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time as GPs begin working in these schools this term.