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Protecting doctors in training

Protecting doctors in training

The Australian Medical Association NSW are looking for GPs who have an interest in taking on doctors as patients in an effort to encourage junior doctors to seek care, and remove barriers to this happening.

Delivering the NDIS in your community

Delivering the NDIS in your community

Practical workshops will be delivered to support participants, carers and their families prepare for their First National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Plan and for implementing their approved NDIS Plan.

Immunisation rates for children remain high but still work to be done

Immunisation rates for children remain high but still work to be done

Overall vaccination rates for children in South Eastern NSW remain higher than the NSW state and Australian national averages for all ages, however there are some areas where immunisation rates are potentially too low to prevent the outbreak of disease

Hepatitis B vaccination shortage

Hepatitis B vaccination shortage

Due to a precautionary manufacturing halt of Engerix-B® there is currently a shortage of the adult formulation available to Australia, which is expected to continue until at least January 2018.

Hepatitis C Treatment Service at Bega Valley Community Health

Hepatitis C Treatment Service at Bega Valley Community Health

Dr David Clark Infectious Diseases Physician, South East Regional Hospital (SERH) and Fiona McKenna Registered Nurse, Bega Valley Community Health service (SERH) are providing a Hepatitis C Treatment Clinic, with the new direct acting antiviral treatment, for people living with chronic hepatitis C infection.

Healthdirect after hours GP helpline increases continuity of care support

Healthdirect after hours GP helpline increases continuity of care support

Callers to the healthdirect after hours GP helpline can now elect to have a care advice summary sent to them by SMS or email, an event summary sent to their regular general practice and an encounter summary uploaded to their My Health Record.

Changes in NSW ambulance bookings

Changes in NSW ambulance bookings

NSW Ambulance is making a change in the way patient information is gathered when receiving requests from doctors and nurses booking an ambulance for patients requiring ongoing care in an emergency department.

NSW Health Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Sydney

NSW Health Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak in Sydney

NSW Health has launched an investigation into a hepatitis A outbreak following confirmation of 12 cases in the past five weeks alone in Sydney and surrounding areas.

Brindabella Family Practice use emoji to start important conversations!

Brindabella Family Practice use emoji to start important conversations!

Notice anything unusual about this nurse’s desk at Brindabella Family Practice in Queanbeyan? Practice Nurse Olivia Eldridge and her colleagues are using this emoji as a discussion starter about bowel screening!!

Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program – Online training modules

Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program – Online training modules

The Cancer Institute NSW has advised of the release of the Cervical Screening Online Training Modules, developed for health care professionals by the NPS MedicineWise.

Record low number of new HIV cases in NSW

Record low number of new HIV cases in NSW

The latest quarterly NSW HIV Data Report from NSW Health indicates HIV is one step closer to being eliminated in the state, with a rapid fall in diagnoses to record low levels.

Healthy Women Active Women

Healthy Women Active Women

The Multicultural Health Service has released a series of 8 short films of women sharing powerful stories of hope and wellbeing to promote physical activity.

It’s not too late to have the flu shot

It’s not too late to have the flu shot

With NSW currently in the midst of its worst flu season on record, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is encouraging local residents to consider a last minute influenza vaccination.

Birthing on Country community consultations

Birthing on Country community consultations

Waminda is working in partnership with the Australian College of Midwives, University of Sydney and Queensland University and will be facilitating community consultations to discuss Birthing on Country.

Lung Foundation Australia's Have the CHAT campaign

Lung Foundation Australia's Have the CHAT campaign

Lung Foundation Australia’s Have the CHAT winter awareness campaign aims to keep people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease well and out of hospital.

Have your say on headspace Bega!

Have your say on headspace Bega!

The community from Bega Valley will have the opportunity to have their say on how the new headspace service can best meet the needs of local young people in the region during a consultation session to be held on 1 September.

Dementia Clinical Practice Guidelines and free online training course

Dementia Clinical Practice Guidelines and free online training course

Dementia is now the second leading cause of death in Australia with approximately 60,000 new cases each year. Resources are available for primary care staff and patients within the region.

Screening for malnutrition in general practice: get involved!

Screening for malnutrition in general practice: get involved!

Malnutrition affects many older adults, and is associated with declines in overall health and quality of life, as well as lengthier hospital stays and higher mortality.

Health alert: warning on viral gastroenteritis

Health alert: warning on viral gastroenteritis

NSW Health is urging the community to wash their hands and stay at home if affected by gastroenteritis, following an increase in viral gastroenteritis notifications and emergency department presentations in hospitals across the state.

New funding to keep local residents healthy

New funding to keep local residents healthy

South Eastern NSW PHN has announced $1.7 million in funding for eight new programs to help reduce overweight and obesity levels, and promote healthy and active ageing for people who live in South Eastern NSW.