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Looking for financial support for professional development and training?
Rural, regional and remote medical, dental, nursing, midwifery, allied health or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health professionals keen to expand their skills or scope of practice now have access to funding to support further studies or training.
Electronic delivery of BreastScreen results
BreastScreen NSW has commenced a phased rollout of the delivery of electronic results to eligible general practices in South Eastern NSW. This means that eligible practices in the region will soon be able to receive patients' BreastScreen results by secure messaging.
Is your urgency an emergency?
Before presenting to the emergency department at your local hospital, be sure to assess your level of illness and injury. Ask yourself: is my urgency an emergency?
In recent months, the Southern NSW Health District has seen an increase in emergency department presentations.
Free suicide prevention training now available!
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative today announced that an additional 1,000 free licenses are now available for suicide prevention training, thanks to a $10,000 funding boost.
Gain client referrals through national eating disorders helpline
Eating disorders affect more than 9% of Australians in their lifetime, and the rate is increasing. It's important for GPs and health professionals to understand how to treat this serious mental illness. Australia’s eating disorders telehealth service, the Butterfly Foundation, receives more than 12,000 consumer contacts a year.
A digital health tool to help the helpers
During Carers Week (October 14-20), we celebrate the important work done by carers across the country.
Batch numbers not required for compliance with PD2018_009
We have recently been advised of some confusion in regards to PD2018_009.
PD2018_009 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against specified diseases relates to the inclusion of batch numbers when providing vaccination evidence.
Drought-related stress resources
With 99. 9% of NSW experiencing drought, it is not uncommon for farmers and their families to experience significant levels of stress, with mental and physical health often forgotten.
What is a mental health peer worker?
A mental health peer worker is someone employed on the basis of their personal lived experience either of mental illness and recovery (consumer peer worker) or of supporting family or friends with mental illness (carer peer worker).
Share your feedback on the GP Psychiatry Support Line
The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service exclusively for GPs working in six PHN catchment areas across NSW. It provides high quality specialist advice to help you manage the care of mental health consumers.
GPs registered for the service have provided some great feedback.