Doctors in Secondary Schools an ongoing success and to continue
Wednesday, 2 June 2021
The Doctors in Secondary Schools is a Victorian State funded program that connects a General Practitioner and Practice Nurse with a participating school one day per week.
The Victorian Budget 2021-22 has funded $43.4 million to extend the Doctors in Secondary Schools program in all participating schools across Victoria for another 4 years.
Across the state clinics and schools have contributed to and benefitted from:
- 41,000 consultations have been delivered by general practitioners
- over 10,500 referrals have been made
Across the 17 participating schools in the SEMPHN catchment, so far just this year, we have seen:
- 759 GP consultations (57% Mental Health, 31% Physical Health, 7% Sexual Health)
- 370 Practice Nurse Education and Consultations
- 349 Referrals
Interested in joining the Doctors in Secondary Schools?
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from clinics in the Pakenham area that may have a GP with an interest in Youth Health who would like to join the program.
South Eastern Melbourne PHN acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land our catchment covers, the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people. We pay respect to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future, and uphold their relationship to this land.
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