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Could over 40,000 cancer cases in Australia be prevented?

Could over 40,000 cancer cases in Australia be prevented?

Check Your Cancer Risk is a new interactive online tool to help people understand how lifestyle factors can contribute to their risk of cancer.

New report released on mental health services

New report released on mental health services

More than two million Australians got help for mental health issues through Medicare last year, attending nearly 10 million appointments.

My Health Record: eLearning course now available!

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.

2016 Seasonal Flu Vaccine

2016 Seasonal Flu Vaccine

You should now be receiving your supply of 2016 Seasonal Flu Vaccine.

Measles alert: Two confirmed cases in April 2016

Measles alert: Two confirmed cases in April 2016

Four cases of measles have been reported in Sydney in the past two weeks.

Important update regarding My Health Record

Important update regarding My Health Record

Detailed letters with additional information about My Health Record, along with some frequently asked questions you may have or your patients may ask you, were distributed recently.

Federal Government announcement: A Healthier Medicare for chronically-ill patients

Federal Government announcement: A Healthier Medicare for chronically-ill patients

The Federal Government has unveiled proposed reforms to the health system in an attempt to curb the rate of unnecessary hospitalisations.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program 2016 campaign: A Gift for Living

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program 2016 campaign: A Gift for Living

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in Australia, with 80 Australians dying each week from this disease.

United action to safeguard Australians from unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures

United action to safeguard Australians from unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures

The Choosing Wisely Australia campaign recently released 61 recommendations.

Medicare benefit cheques are stopping soon

Medicare benefit cheques are stopping soon

From 1 July 2016, Medicare benefit cheques are stopping.

Government launches new My Health Record

Government launches new My Health Record

The Hon. Sussan Ley, Minister for Health, recently launched the Government's new My Health Record.

No Jab, no pay: More time to process vaccination records

No Jab, no pay: More time to process vaccination records

Vaccination providers now have until 30 April 2016 to update immunisation records in the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) before a parent’s eligibility for child care payments is ceased.

NSW Health Alert: Legionnaires’ disease

NSW Health Alert: Legionnaires’ disease

Four cases of confirmed infection with Legionella have been notified in the past two days in Sydney.

Now available: 18 month DTPa vaccine

Now available: 18 month DTPa vaccine

NSW Health recently released an updated information sheet regarding the pertussis containing vaccine (DTPa) which has been introduced onto the National Immunisation Schedule for all 18 month old children.

Hep C medicines listed on PBS

Hep C medicines listed on PBS

From 1 March 2016, four direct acting antiviral medicines for the treatment of hepatitis C will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

RACGP Standards for general practice: Your feedback is needed!

RACGP Standards for general practice: Your feedback is needed!

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is currently seeking feedback on the first draft of the RACGP Standards for general practices (5th edition).

Local GP addresses chronic disease inquiry

Local GP addresses chronic disease inquiry

The Standing Committee on Health recently held a forum in Bomaderry to hear from a range of individuals and organisations involved in chronic disease management and care in South Eastern NSW.

Updated NSW Health Alert: Zika virus

Updated NSW Health Alert: Zika virus

An updated health alert for zika virus has been released by NSW Health following outbreaks in the Pacific, and Central and South America.

Express your interest: Decision Assist Advance Care Planning and Train the Trainer Workshop

Express your interest: Decision Assist Advance Care Planning and Train the Trainer Workshop

Two GPs and two practice nurses within the PHN catchment have an opportunity to attend the Decision Assist Advance Care Planning Workshop & Train the Trainer Session in Sydney.

Many Australians struggling to access GPs: Productivity Commission report

Many Australians struggling to access GPs: Productivity Commission report

According to a new report, one in five Australians waited longer than they thought was acceptable last year to get into a GP and one in 20 said they delayed or did not go to a GP in the previous year because of cost.