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150,000 reasons to be cured of hep C
Over 71,000 people in Australia have been cured of hepatitis C since new, highly effective medications became widely accessible in 2016. This is a great achievement. However, it is estimated at least 150,000 people nation-wide are yet to seek treatment and cure.
Supporting Aboriginal young people in making a difference
Justine, a 25-year-old Ngunnawal woman from headspace Queanbeyan, has been awarded Trainee of the Year at the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional NAIDOC Awards. After joining Marathon Health in 2018, Justine became a trainee and all-rounder at headspace Queanbeyan, while also completing her Certificate III in Community Services.
Resources for populations less likely to engage in cervical screening
80% of Australian women who develop cervical cancer are either under screened or have never screened. To assist health care providers to encourage these women to participate in cervical screening, resources have been developed for the population groups identified as less likely to engage in screening.
Gender affirming care for trans and gender diverse people
Illawarra Sexual Health Service invites trans and gender diverse people who live in the area to attend their service for gender affirming care. GPs can refer patients via Illawarra Sexual Health Service via phone: (02) 42 238 457 or fax: (02) 42 238 613.
The National Vaccine Storage Guidelines 'Strive for 5, 3rd edition' is now available!
The 'Strive for 5, 3rd edition' resource provides up to date information about safe vaccine storage and key recommendations for effective vaccine storage management, including new supporting resources for immunisation providers.
New AOD videos in multiple languages
A new series of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) videos have been developed in a variety of languages.
The 'Where can I get help when alcohol or drugs are a problem?' videos are available on Your Room website in Arabic, Burmese, English, Farsi, Karenni, Kirundi, Mandarin and Swahili.
Survey on reporting My Health Record issues
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is currently conducting a review to identify best practice channels for reporting My Health Record issues to the Australian Digital Health Agency.
Possible surgical site infection advice for GPs
If a patient presents with signs and symptoms of possible implantable items surgical site infection or inflammation, Southern NSW Local Health District Orthopaedic surgeons and the infection prevention consultant are requesting GPs:
inform the surgeon who performed the surgery (or their specialty / surgical registrar)
do not commence antibiotics before discussion with...
Sharing ECG results via My Health Record
Uploading a baseline electrocardiogram (ECG) to My Health Record can help an emergency physician provide appropriate care for someone who presents to ED.
Supporting children’s resilience in general practice
Recognising the realities of general practice and the broad variety of doctor-patient relationships, an online course has been developed to help doctors better engage in conversations with parents about child wellbeing.