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2016 Seasonal Flu Vaccine
You should now be receiving your supply of 2016 Seasonal Flu Vaccine.
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
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
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
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
The Choosing Wisely Australia campaign recently released 61 recommendations.
Medicare benefit cheques are stopping soon
From 1 July 2016, Medicare benefit cheques are stopping.
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
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
Four cases of confirmed infection with Legionella have been notified in the past two days in Sydney.
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): Information session for patients
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Partners In Recovery, in partnership with My Choice Matter, will be facilitating an information session on 11 February targeted at patients living with mental health and/or psychosocial disabilities, their carers and family members.
Clinical Council to support improvements in local health care (Illawarra Shoalhaven)
COORDINARE, the new South Eastern NSW PHN, is pleased to announce the formation of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Clinical Council.
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.