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Jun 21

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month? If found early, 9 out of 10 cases of bowel cancer can be successfully treated. Now is a great time to promote bowel cancer screening and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) to your patients.

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Jun 21

COPD Collaborative - registrations still open!

Registrations are still open for interested general practices to participate in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Collaborative.

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Jun 21

Have a CHAT with your patients this winter

Lung Foundation Australia’s winter campaign, "Have the CHAT", encourages people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to stay well and out of hospital.

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Jun 21

My Health Record: Healthcare Provider Newsletter

The Australian Digital Health Agency has released the seventh edition of the My Health Record Healthcare Provider Newsletter.

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Jun 21

PRODA is now replacing HPOS

Feedback received from some practice staff recently, has suggested that there are still issues logging into Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) to complete daily online tasks.  If you’re using Health Professional Online Services (HPOS), you now need to use your PRODA account to access it. 

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Jun 21

Referrals Now Open - Cool Kids Term 3: Penrith

Cool Kids is an evidence-based treatment program for children with anxiety issues in primary school years 3-6. Both children and their parents participate in a free 8 week program that will help children overcome and manage their anxiety at home and school, and give parents practical strategies to support their children.

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Jun 21

Understanding cancer screening participation among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women in the Nepean Blue Mountains region

Are you a GP, practice nurse or practice manager? Do you have any ideas for helping to encourage cancer screening in higher risk women? Western Sydney University is conducting a research study that aims to increase our understanding of the reasons why women who are from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds living in the Nepean/Blue Mountains area may or may not participate in routine cancer screening.

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Jun 08

HealthyKids for Professionals website

HealthyKids for Professionals is a recently launched website featuring tools, education and resources to support health professionals identify and manage children above a healthy weight. This project is phase one of the clinical roll out in support of the Premier’s priority to reduce the number of children who are overweight or obese.  

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Jun 06

HealthPathways Update

HealthPathways will shortly commence the initial Clinical Working Groups in Gastroenterology (specifically Bowel Cancer Screening), COPD, and Antenatal Shared Care. They will be completed end-2017.

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Jun 06

Men's Health Week (12-18 June)

During Men's Health Week, General Practices have an opportunity to highlight and promote men’s health.

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Jun 05

COPD Nurse Online

COPD Nurse Online has been developed by Lung Foundation Australia for nurses to learn about COPD, identify and manage patients and develop self-management plans.

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Jun 05

Infanrix IPV to be given at 4 years

Immunisation providers should note that the Infanrix IPV vaccine is to be given at 4 years and not at 3 and a half years.

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Jun 05

'Lungs in Action' class now in Katoomba!

Lungs in Action is the Lung Foundation Australia’s community-based maintenance exercise program for people with stable chronic lung conditions and heart failure who have completed pulmonary rehabilitation. They are now running a weekly class in Katoomba. 

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Jun 05

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination Program

There has been a significant increase in NSW, and nationally, in invasive meningococcal disease caused by serogroup W since 2013.

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Jun 05

NPS MedicineWise: Spotlight on COPD

NPS MedicineWise has free information for health professionals on on COPD topics such as the value of spirometry in clinical practice, drugs for COPD, inhaler technique, CPD options.

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