Welcome to Melbourne Primary Care Network

Melbourne Primary Care Network (MPCN) operates Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local (INWMML) - we are an independent, locally governed and run, not for profit organisation dedicated to improving primary healthcare in our local communities.

MPCN improves primary healthcare services for our residents by:

  • Making it easier for people to access the services they need, by linking local general practitioners (GPs), nursing and other health professionals, hospitals and aged care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations, and maintaining up-to-date local service directories.
  • Working closely with  Local Hospital Networks to ensure primary health care services and hospitals work collaboratively for the benefit of their patients.
  • Planning and supporting local after-hours face-to-face GP services.
  • Identifying where local communities are missing out on services they need and coordinate services to address those gaps.
  • Supporting local primary care providers, such as GPs, practice nurses and allied health providers, to adopt and meet quality standards.

General practice is central to MPCN service delivery as it provides the foundation of good primary healthcare.