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Oct 12

Adolescent Health GP Resource Kit (2nd Edition)

NSW CAAH and NSW Transcultural Mental Health Centre have collaborated to create an Adolescent Health GP Resource Kit.

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Practice news
Oct 12

DVA Webclaim and Understanding today's veterans

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has published two recent articles that may be of interest to general practices with DVA patients.

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Practice news
Oct 12

Rabies and Australian Bat Lyssavirus Vaccines

Reminder: The Public Health Unit at Nepean Blue Mountains LHD released a GP letter regarding Rabies and Australian Bat Lyssavirus vaccines last week.

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Practice news
Oct 10

COPD in the Nepean Blue Mountains Region

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has been revealed as the second most common cause of preventable hospitalisations nationally and the leading cause of preventable hospitalisations in the Nepean Blue Mountains region.

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Practice news
Oct 09

GP Advisory Committee (GPAC) in Focus: PHN's Role in Supporting Doctors' Mental Health

The Board of Wentworth Healthcare, provider of NBMPHN, asked that the issue of doctors’ mental health be discussed at GPAC.

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Practice news
Oct 05

Reminder for Practices Receiving the After Hours PIP

Practices claiming the After Hours PIP need to comply with all requirements including being listed on the National Health Service Directory and filling in your After Hours arrangement for the practice.

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Sep 26

Quality Improvement in PIP

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) provides funding to eligible general practices to help them with quality improvement activities.

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Practice news
Sep 25

Cancer Screening: Concerns, Controversy and Evidence

The latest issue of Public Health Research & Practice includes articles that review the evidence for, and history of, organised cancer screening programs in Australia,

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Practice news
Sep 25

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A message from Chief Cancer Officer NSW: "Research has shown that patients are more likely to have breast screen if recommended by a health professional."

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Practice news
Sep 22

Local programs tackle drug, alcohol and mental health issues

More than 13 programs are being rolled out to address drug, alcohol and mental health issues across the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Hawkesbury and Penrith. Commissioned by Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) - through funding from the Federal Government - local organisations have been funded to work with their own communities.

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Media
Sep 21

New Resources to Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Bowel Cancer Screening

The Menzies School of Health Research has produced new resources to help health professionals support bowel cancer screening among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50-74.

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Practice news
Sep 21

Quit Kits

The Quit Kits from iCanQuit have been updated. A range of Kits are available that GPs and health professionals can encourage patients to use. 

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Practice news
Sep 20

Have your say on cancer care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Health professionals are invited to provide input into a national public consultation program to help optimise care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer.  The Australian Government Department of Health, Cancer Australia, Cancer Council Victoria and Victorian Department of Health and Human Services are inviting input into the draft Optimal Care Pathway (OCP) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer.

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Practice news
Sep 20

How you can help plan the Nepean Hospital redevelopment

Consumers are invited to participate in the planning and design of our new $550 million Nepean Redevelopment which includes a major expansion and upgrade of the Nepean Hospital and community-based health services.

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Practice news
Sep 20

Increase to Zostavax order quantity for General Practice

The maximum quantity of Zostavax that practices may order has increased.

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