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Young women invited to have their first Pap test
On 1 July 2016, the NSW Cervical Screening Program will launch an invitation project for never screeners.
New research: Socioeconomic disadvantage and its implications for population health planning
New research shows how regional contextual factors and demographic indicators play a significant and distinct role in obesity and overweight status of the population.
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.
Reminder: Free influenza vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
Did you know that the influenza vaccine is available for free and recommended as part of the childhood vaccination schedule for Aboriginal children aged over 6 months to 5 years?
Illawarra, Shoalhaven named as a kidney disease hotspot
Kidney Health Australia has revealed disturbing figures that rank the Illawarra and Shoalhaven as the worst area in the country for kidney disease.
GPs can be the key to increasing bowel screening
GPs can play a vital role in the early detection of bowel cancer by encouraging their patients to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
Federal Budget 2016-17: Summary
The Turnbull Government handed down the 2016-17 Budget on Tuesday.
New research into the perceptions of primary care staff on data quality in general practice
A new article by Abhijeet Ghosh, Sandra McCarthy and Dr Liz Halcomb, recently published in an international peer-reviewed journal, provides insight into several key barriers and enablers perceived by primary care staff in maintaining accurate and complete patient records.
Find out about important changes happening to the NDSS
From 1 July 2016, the Government is introducing changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
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
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!
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
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.