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GPs: join the Butterfly Foundation referral database
With additional Medicare support for eating disorders coming into effect on 1 November 2019, Butterfly Foundation is encouraging GPs to gain a better understanding of eating disorders, and to apply for inclusion on Butterfly Foundation's referral database.
PANDA Health Professional Line
Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood.
NAIDOC Week events in South Eastern NSW
NAIDOC Week 2019 is happening 7 - 14 July. This year’s theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth: Let’s work together for a shared future.
What information would you like to find on our website?
We are looking to make improvements to our website, and need your help! Community members are invited to participate in an online consultation to help us refine our website and the information it offers. In the past, our website has been mainly focused on information for health service providers.
Assessing capacity for work of patients with a psychological condition
GPs and practice nurses play a critical role in helping people with ill health or injury to recover and participate in work. To support this role, Comcare has produced a new video for GPs and nurses on assessing capacity for patients with a psychological condition.
Measles vaccination catch-up guide
Australia has experienced an increase in reported measles cases in 2019, associated with a 300% increase in cases globally, confirming the need to ensure protection against the disease through vaccination. The Australian Immunisation Handbook recommends that two doses of a measles-containing vaccine are required for protection against measles.
Finalists to ‘pitch’ for improved health and wellbeing locally
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced three local organisations – Beyond Empathy, Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation and Scarf Incorporated – have been selected to pitch at its inaugural Pitch Night, to be held in Wollongong on 26 June 2019.
Perinatal depression and anxiety (PNDA) awareness campaign
Antenatal depression or anxiety during pregnancy affects up to one in 10 women in Australia. Up to one in six women experience postnatal depression or anxiety, during the first year following childbirth.
Seasonal influenza update
The annual influenza season has begun earlier than usual and influenza activity is high across NSW. Antiviral treatment should be considered for all patients with confirmed or suspected influenza at increased risk of complications. General practices are reminded to use the Influenza Vaccination Provider Toolkit 2019 and visit https://nsw.
SCHN will no longer auto-fax discharge summaries from 1 June
GPs who treat children who have been discharged from Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick or The Children’s Hospital in Westmead will now receive discharge summaries via electronic messaging brokers.