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GPs can help people understand and access the NDIS
Helping people to understand the NDIS can be really important, particularly for those who have limited community connections and support.
Assessing capacity for work of patients with a psychological condition
GPs and practice nurses play a critical role in helping people with ill health or injury to recover and participate in work. To support this role, Comcare has produced a new video for GPs and nurses on assessing capacity for patients with a psychological condition.
May is Medication Dependence Prevention Month
This month is Medication Dependence Prevention Month, raising awareness about preventing medication harms and finding community support. At the moment, more Australians are dying due to the use of some pain and sedative medications than on our roads. This is a health crisis we have the power to prevent.
Free From Stigma (FFS!) campaign for lung cancer awareness
Did you know that 1 in 5 lung cancer patients receive no treatment?
Lung cancer research is massively underfunded in Australia.
Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website
NCIRS in partnership with The University of Sydney has recently published the Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website for parents and carers. SKAI provides a communication system and suite of resources for healthcare workers and parents/carers of babies and young children designed to support conversations about childhood vaccination.
National Close the Gap Day
Today is National Close the Gap Day, raising awareness about how we can achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Heart Foundation launches online Heart Age Calculator
In an effort to get more people thinking about their personal risk of heart disease, the Heart Foundation has launched a new Heart Age Calculator located on the Heart Foundation’s website.
Women Want to Know survey for GPs
The Women Want to Know (WWTK) project encourages health professionals to discuss alcohol and pregnancy to ensure that women receive the right advice.
‘Choose the Right Care for you’ campaign
NSW Health launched a digital campaign over summer to educate 17-34 year olds without children in metro Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and Wollongong on the healthcare options available to treat common ailments.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common, contagious virus that can cause cancers and diseases in both females and males. Without vaccination, 90% of adults will have a HPV infection at some point in their life.