Northern Centre for Health Education and Research

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Northern Health’s ability to provide quality health services to the northern community now, and into the future, requires a significant investment in training. More qualified health professionals will be needed to meet the demand for health services as the northern community grows.

The Northern Centre for Health Education and Research is a partnership between Northern Health, the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and the State and Commonwealth governments. Completed for the start of the 2015 academic year, the Northern Centre for Health Education and Research will enable us to train an additional 900+ health professionals. Our aim is to build an innovative Northern Centre for Health Education and Research of the highest quality that will attract doctors, nurses and allied health staff who come to learn, and choose to stay within the northern community.

  • Through innovation in education, the NCHER will focus on interprofessional learning opportunities
  • The NCHER will advance collaborative, translational research focussed on outcomes for the northern community.

The research that will be undertaken at the Northern Centre for Health Education and Research facilities will bring lasting benefits to the northern community, as medical conditions directly affecting the local population are investigated and addressed by researchers working locally.

Northern Health 2015-20 Education & Research Plan

Northern Health aims to provide education and research programs that are nationally recognised where integrated education and research will be underpinned by robust business models. The statement, “nothing about us without us,” reflects our commitment to quality education and research across the northern region of Victoria, and the involvement of our community is central to this approach.

The development of an education and research plan for Northern Health is a central pillar in of our new approach to providing outstanding health care to our community. Together, education and research will help us to provide better patient centred care by building and supporting a capable workforce.

Click here to learn more about the Northern Health 2015-20 Education and Research Plan.

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