Join our PHN Community Advisory Committees

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Are you passionate about primary health care within your community?

We have current vacancies on our committees covering the Central Coast, Hunter Manning and New England North West - apply now

Our PHN is seeking enthusiastic advocates for improving the health outcomes of communities in the New England North West, Hunter Manning and Central Coast regions to join our local Community Advisory Committees.

For the New England North West we are aiming to widen the geographic spread of current membership and would particularly welcome nominations from people who can represent either the Moree or Armidale regions.

For the Hunter Manning and Central Coast we are ideally looking for new members who will be able to provide mental health or multi-cultural representation for their communities.

Members are not required to have a health related or clinical background but need to demonstrate active community networks. Members should also have a knowledge and understanding of primary health care and the issues which affect health outcomes.

The video "What is a Community Advisory Committee" to the right of this page provides more insight to the work of our groups. To apply please complete the relevant EOI further down this page.

What does a Community Advisory Committee do?

Our Community Advisory Committees provide our Board with a community perspective on how we can improve the health and wellness of people living in our region.

Members assist in prioritising identified health issues and contribute to developing strategies that will lead to more effective and sustainable health outcomes for their local communities.

Since their establishment in 2016 community advisory committees have advised the PHN on a variety of topics such as the PHN’s Strategic Plan, regional health priorities, primary mental health services and more recently the primary care response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The community advisory committees are also provided the opportunity to raise primary health care issues to the PHN Board for further consideration.

The three community advisory committees cover the sub-regions of:

  • Central Coast
  • Hunter Manning
  • New England North West

What is the commitment?

Members are required to attend quarterly meetings (face-to-face, depending on COVID restrictions) held during the day from 10am until 2pm at local PHN offices (located in Erina, Tamworth and Newcastle) and are remunerated at a flat rate. Please note that due to distances in the New England North West, videoconferencing options will also be available.

Ongoing engagement occurs in between meetings through requests for participation in a range of targeted PHN consultations. Examples include input into service design development or assisting with the review of tender applications from service providers.

How to apply?

To submit your expression of interest, please complete the online EOI form relevant to the group below.

Are you passionate about primary health care within your community?

We have current vacancies on our committees covering the Central Coast, Hunter Manning and New England North West - apply now

Our PHN is seeking enthusiastic advocates for improving the health outcomes of communities in the New England North West, Hunter Manning and Central Coast regions to join our local Community Advisory Committees.

For the New England North West we are aiming to widen the geographic spread of current membership and would particularly welcome nominations from people who can represent either the Moree or Armidale regions.

For the Hunter Manning and Central Coast we are ideally looking for new members who will be able to provide mental health or multi-cultural representation for their communities.

Members are not required to have a health related or clinical background but need to demonstrate active community networks. Members should also have a knowledge and understanding of primary health care and the issues which affect health outcomes.

The video "What is a Community Advisory Committee" to the right of this page provides more insight to the work of our groups. To apply please complete the relevant EOI further down this page.

What does a Community Advisory Committee do?

Our Community Advisory Committees provide our Board with a community perspective on how we can improve the health and wellness of people living in our region.

Members assist in prioritising identified health issues and contribute to developing strategies that will lead to more effective and sustainable health outcomes for their local communities.

Since their establishment in 2016 community advisory committees have advised the PHN on a variety of topics such as the PHN’s Strategic Plan, regional health priorities, primary mental health services and more recently the primary care response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The community advisory committees are also provided the opportunity to raise primary health care issues to the PHN Board for further consideration.

The three community advisory committees cover the sub-regions of:

  • Central Coast
  • Hunter Manning
  • New England North West

What is the commitment?

Members are required to attend quarterly meetings (face-to-face, depending on COVID restrictions) held during the day from 10am until 2pm at local PHN offices (located in Erina, Tamworth and Newcastle) and are remunerated at a flat rate. Please note that due to distances in the New England North West, videoconferencing options will also be available.

Ongoing engagement occurs in between meetings through requests for participation in a range of targeted PHN consultations. Examples include input into service design development or assisting with the review of tender applications from service providers.

How to apply?

To submit your expression of interest, please complete the online EOI form relevant to the group below.

  • Please complete the following questions to submit an expression of interest in joining the Hunter Manning Community Advisory Committee.

    Complete EOI
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  • Please complete the following questions to submit an expression of interest in joining the Hunter New England Rural Community Advisory Committee.

    The Hunter New England Rural Community Advisory Committee broadly incorporates the Local Government Areas of Armidale Regional, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Inverell, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha.

    Complete EOI
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  • Please complete the following questions to submit an expression of interest in joining the Central Coast Community Advisory Committee.

    The Central Coast Community Advisory Committee incorporates the Local Government Area of the Central Coast


    EOI Closed
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