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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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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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Jul 17

Immunisation rates in NBM among Australia’s best

Immunisation rates in the Nepean Blue Mountains region are amongst the highest in Australia particularly among five year old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, according a government report released last month.

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Jun 21

Local health provider selected to operate after hours clinic

Following an open tender process, a local healthcare service provider has been appointed to manage and operate an after hours clinic in the Penrith region to replace the current Nepean After Hours GP Clinic located at Nepean Hospital.

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May 01

Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services to operate Closing the Gap program

Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) has contracted Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services (NCNS) to operate the Closing the Gap program in the Nepean Blue Mountains (NBM) region.

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Apr 27

New Drug and Alcohol Service for Lithgow

Following an extensive report into the health needs of the region, a new drug and alcohol service in Lithgow has been launched today. The event was attended by local MP, Andree Gee, as well as Lithgow City Council’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor, staff from Lithgow Hospital and Community Health Centre as well as local mental health and drug and alcohol workers. 

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Mar 24

Elly looks to the Aunties to lead the way with breast screening

A local Aboriginal health worker is helping to save the lives of Indigenous women in Lithgow. With breast screening rates in Lithgow well below the state average, Elly Chatfield has been working with Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) to assist in educating and supporting women to have a mammogram.

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Feb 03

Cancer screening to be a major health focus in our region

With our cancer screening rates lower than the state average, residents in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith areas are being encouraged to talk to their GP about bowel, cervical and breast cancer screening as an important part of their healthcare through a new project that will be rolled-out in our region over the next two years.

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Jan 25

NBMPHN healthcare worker awarded Penrith Young Citizen of the Year

When 24-year-old Penrith local, Mitchell Beggs-Mowczan isn’t working to improve the health of the region’s Aboriginal community as part of his role with the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), he helps people in many other ways. This admired trait earned him Penrith City Council’s prestigious Australia Day 2017 ‘Young Citizen of the Year’ award last night.

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Jun 28

5 Clicks to Mental Health Help

An online mental health tool launched yesterday will help local people find support services quickly and easily.

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Jun 21

GPs get an education in the latest paediatric treatments

Local GPs joined forces with hospital paediatric specialists last weekend to share information and knowledge that will enhance treatment for children in the Blue Mountains.

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May 06

Locals get the lowdown on My Health Record

Local residents across the NBM region attended public information forums this week to learn more about My Health Record that will soon be available to all people across the region. The NBM region is part of a trial where residents will be automatically given a My Health Record unless they choose not to have one.

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Mar 04

New digital health record launched by Health Minister at NBMPHN today

The Federal Government has chosen the NBM region to pioneer a new approach to how people can get a digital health record.

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Dec 09

NBMPHN gives Government's ice strategy a warm response

Nepean Blue Mountains PHN (NBMPHN), which covers the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith areas, will be one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) that has been provided with increased Federal Government funds to combat ice use in the region.

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