Central and Eastern Sydney PHN has seven member organisations, made up of five GP companies, one allied health network and one community network. Each of these member organisations has a unique board of directors and individual memberships (apart from the community network which has organisation memberships). Collectively they use their combined expertise to advocate for the needs of general practice, allied health and the community within the region.
Membership to your local network costs $110 per financial year. Please note there is not a cost to join the Sydney Health Community Network.
Benefits of Membership
Membership has many benefits, including free access to continuing professional development (CPD) events held at many locations across the region, opportunities to contribute strategic advice as a member of committees and councils, and networking, as well as opportunities to list vacant positions on our website.
What type of membership is appropriate for me?
There are typically two membership types: Ordinary Member and Associate Member. An Ordinary Member is a member who practices in the member company’s region. An Associate Member is a member who does not practice in the member company’s region. Associate members do not have voting rights at AGMs.
Why should I join a member company?
There are many benefits to being a member such as networking, representation in your region and continuing professional development.The membership fee also supports the member companies so that they can continue to fund the work they do in ensuring a strong and independent health professional perspective and engaging with the PHN.
The directors of each member company meet on a regular basis and represent the member companies at key forums throughout the year. For this reason, the member companies need an active and engaged membership base to provide feedback and advice from their relevant specialty areas. Central and Eastern Sydney PHN works with the member companies to ensure ideas and priority areas raised by members are addressed.
What if I am a GP registrar?
Registrars are eligible for free Associate membership of the GP networks while they are on rotation within the region.
What if I am a practice nurse or practice manager?
Practice nurses, practice managers and administrative practice staff may attend all events that include them in the specified target audience for free. However, practice nurses and practice managers within Sutherland DGP and Central Sydney GP Network area and Credentialled Mental Health Nurses within Central & Eastern Sydney Allied Health area can also apply for ordinary membership.
What is the membership period?
The membership period for all organisations equates to a financial year apart from St George Division of General Practice whose membership period extends from October to October.New applications received in April will automatically include membership for the next financial year period apart from membership to St George Division of General Practice.
Which organisation do I join?
Join one of the GP organisations if you practice within the local government areas or postcodes:
Central Sydney General Practice Network
Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury Bankstown, Inner West, Strathfield and the following suburbs in the City of Canterbury-Bankstown and the City of Sydney:
Canterbury-Bankstown suburbs of Ashbury, Belfield, Belmore, Campsie, Canterbury, Clemton Park, Earlwood, Hurlstone Park, Kingsgrove, Lakemba, Narwee, Punchbowl, Riverwood, Roselands and Wiley Park
City of Sydney suburbs of Alexandria, Annandale, Beaconsfield, Chippendale, Darlington, Eveleigh, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Golden Grove, Pyrmont, Redfern, Ultimo, University of Sydney, Waterloo and Zetland
General Practice Eastern Sydney
City of Sydney and Woollahra LGA (postcodes 2000, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030)
Waverley and Randwick LGA (postcodes 2015, 2017 2018, 2019, 2020, 2024, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036)
St George Division of General Practice
Bayside and Georges River LGA
To apply for St George membership contact Silvana Marangoni Tel: 0413 133 041 or email@example.com
Sutherland Division of General Practice
Join our Allied Health network:
Central and Eastern Sydney Allied Health Network
All allied health practitioners working within the CESPHN region
Join our Community network:
Sydney Health Community Network
Health Community Organisations within the CESPHN region who represent the interests of actual or potential recipients of health care activities and their carers
What if I practice in two different locations that fall within different companies?
If you practice in two locations that are in different member company regions you are encouraged to join one or both. With one, you are eligible to access CPD for free, nonetheless if you are passionate about representation and advocacy in both member companies then dual membership is something you may wish to consider.
An Ordinary Member is a member who practices in the region. An Associate Member is a member who does not practice in the region.
For any further queries contact Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) Tel: 1300 986 991 firstname.lastname@example.org
CESPHN office is located at Tower A, Level 5, 201 Coward St Mascot NSW 2020
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