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Update on meningococcal vaccines for all Australians
A fact sheet is available for GPs and immunisation providers regarding options for meningococcal vaccination.
My Health Record older Australians toolkit
The Australian Digital Health Agency has released a toolkit explaining the benefits of My Health Record for older Australians.
Youth Aware of Mental Health program launches in the Illawarra Shoalhaven
Starting in February 2018, Year 9 school students across the Illawarra Shoalhaven will begin participating in the Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) program.
Fact sheet on the role of health professionals in My Aged Care
The department has published a new fact sheet for health professionals to help them better understand their role in My Aged Care, and how they can assist their patients with their aged care journey.
My Health Record men's health toolkit
My Health Record will increasingly become a major component of the health system and a great asset for all Australians. The second My Health Record toolkit was recently launched to complement awareness month, Movember (1-30 November 2017).
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.
Influenza vaccination during pregnancy
Vaccination remains the best protection pregnant women and their newborn babies have against influenza.
APNA launches bowel cancer screening conversation guide for nurses
As we reach the end of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, it's a great time to make sure you know your role in bowel cancer screening and understanding the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
Palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: online resources
CareSearch has created online resources that will help build a path of cultural capability and understanding for supporting care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Federal Budget 2017-18: Summary
The Turnbull Government handed down the 2017-18 Budget last week. Highlights include:
Home care changes
Changes to the way home care package services are delivered came into effect on 27 February 2017.