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Our Primary Health Network works with health care providers across the Hunter, New England and Central Coast to deliver a range of primary health care services that meet identified needs and close service gaps for people living in our region.

We analyse and integrate information and data to support health planning and health service delivery in our region.

Our aims are to:
  • Identify & address health needs in our communities​
  • Support and develop improved health care delivery in the primary care sector​
  • Develop and implement improved care pathways and models of care​
  • Commission health services to communities to close service gaps - we are not a service provider

Learn more about how we commission services.


Our Primary Health Network funds a range of primary health care providers to deliver programs and services to meet local health care needs and close service gaps across our region:

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Allied Health

Allied health is the second-largest clinical workforce in Australia and demand for allied health over the next decade is expected to continue to grow, especially in rural areas. Allied Health plays a critical role in primary healthcare in helping people to lead healthier lives – and if they become unwell to receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

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HNECC is one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) funded by the Australian Government to commission programs and services. Commissioning is a core activity of PHNs, and underpins all the work that we do. PHNs do not provide health services, but rather commission them and support service providers to improve efficiency and quality.

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More information

More information about this and other population health topics is available on our Resources page.

Links to other information from some of our key data sources can be found on the Other information about health in our region page.

For any other information or enquiries please contact the Health Planning and Performance Team by email:

Health Planning Compass

For more information about the people in our region and their health, see the HNECC PHN Health Planning Compass

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