Roundup: Australian Health Dep’t sec announces retirement and more briefs (

Roundup: Australian Health Dep’t sec announces retirement and more briefs

Brendan Murphy set to retire

Brendan Murphy, secretary of the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care, has announced his retirement effective 6 July.

Since 2020, he has been the departments secretary, after becoming the chief medical officer in 2016.

A meritbased recruitment process has begun to appoint his replacement, according to Health Minister Mark Butler.

New Zealand launches National Immunisations Services Directory

A new National Immunisations Services Directory has gone live in New Zealand.

Launched on Healthpoint, the directory provides a map offlu, MMR, pertussis and meningococcal vaccination providers across the country.

It also allowspeople toeasily find a service that best meets their needs, like immunisation type, locality, and access options.

NQPHN launching Commissioned Services Directory

The Northern Queensland Primary Health Network will be launching a Commissioned Services Directory on its website to make it easier for healthcare providers and consumers to locate and access such services.

Developed in partnership with My Community Directory, the directory will feature aninteractive map that displays NQPHNcommissioned services by category and location.

According to a media release, it will not duplicate the My Community Directory toolit leverages the existing platform and pulls organisational information already listed on it.

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