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New GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic Opens in Windsor

We are pleased to announce the region’s third GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic has opened in Windsor today.

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Don't put Your Health on Hold

Coronavirus has put our health in the spotlight over the last few months, yet many of us have been avoiding the doctor and putting our health on hold.
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A GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic for Hazelbrook

The region’s second GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic opens today in Hazelbrook.

Like the GP Respiratory Clinic that opened at the Homemaker Centre in Penrith last month, this service will assess people with mild to moderate respiratory symptoms such as a sore throat, cough and shortness of breath and offer testing for COVID-19.

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New Psychiatry Support Line Exclusively for GPs

At the start of this month, we were excited to launch a free psychiatry advice line exclusively for GPs to help manage the care of patients with mental health concerns.

We know that in parts of our region there are limited psychiatrists available and that sometimes there can be lengthy wait times for patients to access these services. The GP Psychiatry Support Line gives GPs direct and timely access to psychiatry expertise, allowing patients whose conditions are treatable within primary care, to stay under the care of their GP.

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Planning for Disaster Management

Last week I attended the WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Management and presented a paper on the important role Primary Health Networks and General Practice play during disasters and launched our disaster preparedness guide.

Disasters are part of the Australian landscape. Bushfires, floods, cyclones, and drought re-occur consistently across our continent. Primary Health Networks and GPs are inevitably involved when disasters strike their local communities.

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General Practice Advisory Committee (GPAC)

One of the key strategies outlined in our strategic plan is to develop strong engagement with primary healthcare providers to inform and shape healthcare priorities and improvement. This is essential in order to achieve our mission.

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COPD Collaborative an important opportunity for General Practice

Respiratory disease (eg. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease or COPD, Asthma, Influenza and Pneumonia) accounts for approximately 7% of the burden of disease in the Australian population.

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Lizz Reay is the CEO of Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network. Previously Deputy CEO of Nepean Blue Mountains Medicare Local & Nepean Division of General Practice, she has an extensive background in public health.
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