PHNs operate across Australia and are tasked by the Australian Government with coordinating primary health care delivery, and tackling local health care needs and service gaps. NT PHN receives funding from the Australian Government as the Territory’s Primary Health Network. NT PHN commenced operating on 1 July 2015. PHNs were established to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients – particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes – and to better coordinate care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time. There are 31 PHNs across Australia.