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Mandatory system upgrade for Sentinel Data Sourcing (SPDS) Project
Don't forget: Mandatory system check and upgrade as part of Sentinel Practices Data Sourcing (SPDS) project!
Have your say on RACGP Standards for general practice: 5th edition
The 5th edition of the RACGP Standards for general practices (the Standards) is now being developed.
New approach to suicide prevention to be implemented in Illawarra Shoalhaven
The Illawarra Shoalhaven region has been selected to take part in Australia’s largest integrated suicide prevention program expected to reduce suicide deaths by 20% and suicide attempts by 30%.
Prescribing unregistered cannabis-based products
Doctors can now apply to NSW Health to seek approval to prescribe certain cannabis-based products that are not on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods, in appropriate circumstances.
Bega Valley Medical Practice gains grant to enhance services and support for adolescents
Bega Valley Medical Practice (BVMP) has been successful in applying for a government grant to enhance the services and support they provide to adolescents in the Bega Valley.
NDIS rollout in Southern NSW
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS provides eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue their goals and aspirations and participate in daily life.
Milton nurse runner-up in APNA Awards
Sarah Smith, a local nurse, was recently recognised at the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association’s (APNA) awards for 2016.
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.