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Aug 16

Clinical Trial: Weight Loss and Diabetes Prevention

The University of Sydney and Nepean Hospital are currently seeking participants for a clinical trial in weight loss and diabetes prevention.

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Practice news
Aug 16

Lignocaine and Heparin Recall

Pfizer, in consultation with the TGA, is undertaking a recall for product correction of one batch (Batch A473, expiry date Feb 2019) of Heparin 5000 IU/5 mL injection 50 pack ampoules because of the potential for the packaging to contain another product. Users with potentially affected products are asked to inspect their packs to ensure they contain the correct medicine.

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Aug 16

Pilot Study: Fibroblast Growth Factor 23

The University of Sydney and Nepean Hospital are seeking men aged 21 years or over who have haemochromatosis, iron deficiency or normal iron stores to participate in a study that looks at Fibroblast Growth Factor 23, a blood marker of bone metabolism and its association with body iron stores.

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Aug 15

HealthPathways Holds First Clinical Working Group

HealthPathways held the first Clinical Working Group (CWG) last week focusing on Bowel Cancer Screening.  A CWG is where key stakeholders across the region discuss a particular topic in order to highlight areas of success, concern or further work and information, and to identify a range of topics to be developed by the HealthPathways GP Editors and Subject Matter Experts. 

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Practice news
Aug 11

Healthcare providers build bridges to better refugee health

A report into the health needs of Syrian and Iraqi refugees and asylum seekers has highlighted that primary healthcare professionals have an important role in improving refugees access and utilisation of health services.

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Media
Aug 10

NSW Health Alert: Viral Gastroenteritis

Following an increase in viral gastroenteritis notifications and emergency department presentations in hospitals across the state, NSW Health is urging the community to wash their hands and stay at home if affected by gastroenteritis,.

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Practice news
Aug 10

Update to Immunisation Handbook

The Immunisation Handbook has recently been updated.

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Practice news
Aug 01

Curtin University Study: Barriers to HIV testing among peoplefrom sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia

Researchers at Curtin University are inviting GPs to participate in research that explores the barriers to HIV testing among people from sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. The research is being carried out in Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. This work is part of a larger project on understanding HIV testing among people from these two regions. 

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Practice news
Aug 01

Learn more about HPOS digital health functionality

For those practices that may be having issues using PRODA or who don't know how to use it, a presentation is available from the Digital Health Agency to help you sign up and access it.

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Practice news
Aug 01

Reducing Antibiotic Resistance

Australia has one of the highest rates of antibiotic use in the world, ranking 8th among 29 countries evaluated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 

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Practice news
Jul 28

Support for Women to Continue Breast Cancer Treatment

In a study that examines the association between clinical consultations and discontinuation of hormone therapy, research has found that GPs are best placed to support women to continue treatment for breast cancer.

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Jul 25

NSW Health Measles Alert

NSW Health is urging people who have been in the Sydney CBD and Leichhardt from July 15 -19 to be aware of the symptoms of measles after an infected tourist visited these areas.

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Health notices
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Jul 19

APNA Launches Bowel Cancer Screening Conversation Guide for Nurses

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) has developed new resources to assist nurses to discuss and promote bowel cancer screening to patients in general practice.

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Jul 19

World Hepatitis Day 2017

With World Hepatitis Day taking place on 28 July, the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) reminds all primary care providers of the vital role they play in Viral Hepatitis elimination in Australia.

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Jul 18

AIHW Web Update: AIHW Reveals Rates of Potentially Preventable Hospitalisations for COPD 2015-16

Recent data reported by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) compared preventable hospitalisation rates* for different conditions across 31 Primary Health Network (PHN) areas in Australia. The Nepean Blue Mountains (NBM) region was listed in the top 10 (NBM count: 306 vs. National Rate: 260) for 2015-16.

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