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Dec 05

Codeine

From 1 February 2018, medicines containing codeine will no longer be available over the counter in pharmacies.

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Dec 04

Change to Zostavax Contraindication

Zostavax is contraindicated in patients with severe immunocompromise.

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Dec 04

Cold Chain Policy in General Practice

The 5th edition of the Standards for Accreditation for General Practice require that practices have a cold chain policy.

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Dec 04

HealthPathways Now Available

The new HealthPathways website for our region was launched on Thursday 30 November and is available to local health professionals. The launch follows 18 months of significant collaboration between a diverse group of local clinical experts, as part of a joint initiative between our organisation and the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

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Dec 04

My Health Record Program Survey

Every Australian is being provided with a My Health Record unless they choose not to have one.

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Dec 04

Presentations from this year's Immunisation Update now available

Presentations from this year's Immunisation Update are now available on the NBMPHN website for people who are interested in having reference material and for those who could not make it to the event. 

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Dec 04

Seeking Expressions of Interest - Nepean Blue Mountains - Smoking Cessation Initiative ‘Smoke Free Mums To Be’ (SFM2B)

Register your Practice now to partake in the Nepean Blue Mountains - Smoking Cessation Initiative ‘Smoke Free Mums To Be’ (SFM2B).

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Dec 04

Updates to Cervical Screening Test

The renewal of the National Cervical Screening program was launched on 1 December.

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Nov 21

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention, Early Detection and Management of Colorectal Cancer

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently approved the 2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention, Early Detection and Management of Colorectal Cancer.

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Nov 21

Seeking General Practices for One-off Obesity Focus Group

NBMPHN is seeking General Practice staff to participate in a one-off Family Obesity Focus Group meeting. The study will trial a family obesity intervention in primary healthcare using an innovative technology-based platform.This meeting will be held in the Nepean region on 29 November.

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Nov 20

Important Notice from the Gastroenterology Clinic at Westmead Hospital

Westmead Hospital Gastroenterology Clinic has advised that, due to extensive patient wait times of up to 18 months, and they are unable to accept referrals for patients who are not from within their local government area.

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Nov 20

Mental Health Support and Resources for the LGBTI Community

To support the LGBTI community, family and friends stay strong and resilient in the lead up to and in the wake of the recent Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, ACON’s counselling team has developed a mental health resource.

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Nov 20

My Health Record Men's Health Toolkit

To coincide with Movember (1-30 November 2017), the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has released the My Health Record Communications Toolkit focusing on men's health and the benefits of having a My Health Record.

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Nov 20

National Cervical Screening Program - Online Training Modules for Healthcare Providers

The Department of Health and NPS MedicineWise have developed and released Cervical Screening Online Training Modules for Healthcare Providers who conduct cervical screening tests and follow-up management for women.

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Nov 08

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (13 - 19 November)

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week provides a great opportunity for all GPs and primary health professionals to promote awareness of the importance of regular cervical cancer screening and changes with the Renewal Program to your female patients.

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