At Next Practice our mission, put simply, is to provide the best healthcare experience on the planet Earth!
Imagine walking into a GP clinic and feeling a sense of calm and support. A space where you are greeted by a medically trained Patient Advocate who understands your healthcare needs. They offer you a refreshment and direct you to your favourite seat within our day-spa like Living Room (also known as the waiting room). With calming music crafted to match your resting heart rate and aromatherapy to increase relaxation. Imagine a New Kind of healthcare.
Next Practice Prahran opened in February 2019 with a mission to
provide a new healthcare experience to locals in Melbourne. We wanted
to reimagine how healthcare can be experienced and chose the iconic
Prahran Station Hotel to make our imprint on.
owner, Jonathon Somers is an Occupational Therapist who keeps patient
centred care front of mind. Jonathon believes the way patients
experience healthcare - The Patient Journey - is just as important as
the care itself and with that in mind the beautiful clinic was built,
alike team members selected and the doors to the once dormant station
hotel were opened again.
Your journey starts at the click of a button with convenient booking online or via our Next Practice Patient App. Put your healthcare back into your hands - book and manage appointments, review prescriptions, set reminders for medication, track your health progress, view educational articles from your doctor and more... Our mission is to continually innovate to make your healthcare journey simpler and more convenient.
At Next Practice, we want to provide a bridge to those that are less fortunate than us in any way we can. That's
why for every consultation at a Next Practice medical centre, we donate a
vaccination to someone in need in the developing world. We call it our
Click to learn more about how many vaccinations we've donated as a network - https://nextpracticehealth.com...
Proceeds from each patient consultation within the Next Practice
network is donated through UNICEF Australia to sponsor
a vaccination against Maternal Tetanus. At the moment, our goal is to
focus solely on Maternal Tetanus (MNT) vaccinations to eliminate the
disease in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) represents a very high proportion of the total Tetanus disease. MNT is a swift and painful killer disease and extremely fatal in newborns- killing 30,848 newborns in 2017 alone.
MNT has been among the most common life-threatening consequences of unclean deliveries and umbilical cord care practices and are indicators of inequity in access to immunization and other maternal, newborn, and child health services.
Once the disease is contracted, the fatality rate can be as high as 100% without hospital care and between 10% to 60% with hospital care. The true extent of the Tetanus death toll is not known as many newborns and mothers die at home and neither the birth nor the death is reported.
This happens despite the fact that MNT deaths can be easily prevented
by hygienic delivery and cord care practices, and/or by immunizing
children and women with Tetanus Toxoid Containing Vaccines (TTCV), that
are inexpensive and very effective, through the life course.
While progress continues to be made, 13 countries have still not reached the MNTE status, including Papa New Guinea. Activities to achieve the goal are on-going in these countries and the World Health Organisation is hopeful that many are likely to achieve MNTE in the near future.
Look out for further information on donations on our News and Articles page or in the clinic.
You can find out more information on MNTE from UNICEF here.