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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.
GP referrals to My Aged Care
The Department of Health is making changes to standardise and improve the use of My Aged Care by health professionals.
Rural General Practice Grants Program
The Department of Health have announced that the Rural General Practice Grants (RGPG) Program funding round is now open.
Dementia and Aged Care Services Research and Innovation funding round now open
The Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Research and Innovation funding round is now open for applications.
Prescribing unregistered cannabis-based products
Doctors can now apply to NSW Health to seek approval to prescribe certain cannabis-based products that are not on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods, in appropriate circumstances.
National Palliative Care Week: Dying to talk
It's National Palliative Care Week until 28 May and the theme is: Living well with chronic illness. The most recent AIHW statistics show most people accessing palliative care in Australia have cancer.
My Health Record: eLearning course now available!
The online training is a combination of existing and new material and will continue to be updated, incorporating feedback from users as the My Health Record system continues to evolve.
Medicare benefit cheques are stopping soon
From 1 July 2016, Medicare benefit cheques are stopping.
My Aged Care: Changes to referral pathways
The Commonwealth has changed the way older people access aged care services, including the services they fund NSW Health to provide.
New national service for carers
Carer Gateway is a great place for carers to start their search for information, support and services.
Changes to referral for aged care
In South Eastern NSW there are currently more than 110,000 people aged over 65 years, who may at some stage in their life, need to access aged care services.