Latest newsAugust 2019

Raising awareness for Q fever

Raising awareness for Q fever

NSW Health have launched an awareness campaign for Q fever, which tends to be more prevalent in regional and rural communities.

Invasive Meningococcal Disease update

Invasive Meningococcal Disease update

There has been a case of Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) in Southern NSW. People infected with meningococcal disease can become extremely unwell very quickly, often within hours of the first symptoms appearing.

Mental health care providers receive new support with My Health Record toolkit

Mental health care providers receive new support with My Health Record toolkit

Mental health care providers and their patients will benefit from the Australian Digital Health Agency’s new My Health Record Mental Health toolkit.

Encouraging more people to screen for bowel cancer

Encouraging more people to screen for bowel cancer

Currently only 4 in 10 eligible Australians complete the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program test kit when it is sent to them in the mail. If we can increase participation to 60% by 2020 and sustain this over the next 20 years, nearly 84,000 lives can be saved.

New Gender Affirming Doctor List for NSW

New Gender Affirming Doctor List for NSW

ACON, the main LGBTIQ+ health organisation for NSW, has recently published the state's first Gender Affirming Doctor List for trans and/or gender diverse people seeking access to gender affirming hormonal care.

Improving osteoarthritis and osteoporosis care in the Bega Valley

Improving osteoarthritis and osteoporosis care in the Bega Valley

NSW Health has initiated a number of Leading Better Value Care projects designed to ensure best practice care is provided to people accessing local health services.

Leadership and quality improvement in general practice

Leadership and quality improvement in general practice

More than 20 practice staff from 15 practices across South Eastern NSW recently attended COORDINARE's 'Leadership and quality improvement in General Practice' workshop. The workshop was led by Dr Walid Jammal, Dr Paresh Dawda and Dr Kirsten Meisinger, from the Cambridge Medical Alliance, USA.