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Preparing for prescription only codeine-containing medicines: useful resources
A range of resources have been made available for consumers and health professionals in preparation for over-the-counter codeine-containing medicines to become prescription only from 1 February 2018.
Same-sex marriage announcement: useful resources
The marriage equality debate has stirred strong emotions for many people, especially the country’s youth. Some members of our community may have been left with unresolved feelings. ACON has developed a useful guide for health care providers on how to support LGBTI clients who may be experiencing distress.
Cervical screening renewal - new resources for practices and consumers
The Commonwealth has produced a suite of resources for health professionals and consumers, explaining the changes to cervical screening.
My Health Record carers toolkit
A key priority of the Australian Digital Health Agency is to improve use and adoption of My Health Record. A My Health Record carers toolkit has been launched for use as an ongoing resource for carers and those they support.
Australia’s new digital mental health gateway, Head to Health, is now live
Head to Health connects people to trusted online and phone mental health services appropriate for their individual needs.
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
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.
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.
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.
Head to Health: Opportunities to provide feedback
Feedback is currently being sought on Head to Health prior to the public launch of the website in September 2017.