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May 23

International expert and consultant in Palliative Care, Dr Julian Abel, will be the featured guest speaker at our upcoming event A Whole of Community Approach to End-of-Life care, and providing insights into how the Frome Community in Somerset (UK) demonstrated a 30% reduction in unplanned hospital admissions through the implementation of an innovative approach to End-of-Life care. 

Practice news
May 23

Through the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Collaborative we have worked closely with 14 general practices to improve the diagnosis and management of patients with COPD within the primary care setting. These participating practices have been supported through a quality improvement approach with series of learning workshops, support visits and other training opportunities to achieve COPD-related goals in practice.

Practice news
May 23

Due to unprecedented demand for flu vaccines, use of FluQuadri and Fluarix Tetra will be prioritised for children 3 and 4 years of age, and children aged 5-17 with medical risk factors. Currently these vaccines are not able to be ordered online.

Practice news
May 23

Our GP Advisory Committee (GPAC) is one mechanism for engaging with general practice and incorporating the views and feedback of GPs into our PHN activities. GPAC meets five times per year and GPAC in Focus highlights the main topic at these meetings.

Practice news
May 23

New Pathways are developed through our Clinical Working Groups. Two new Groups will be held in May and June that will discuss specific topics with hospital clinicians, community health and allied health providers. For these groups to be effective, it is important that GPs add their voice and experience to the conversation.

Practice news
May 23

HealthPathways provides current, best practice clinical, service and referral information that is specifically localised to the Nepean Blue Mountains region. Our HealthPathways Team is continually developing new content and between April - May, 10 new Pathways went Live.

Practice news
May 22

Following the success of the My Health Record opt out trial in our region during 2016, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one. The opt out period will run from 16 July - 15 October 2018. Records will then be created for interested Australians by the end of the year.

Practice news
May 22

We are encouraging practice nurses to take a more active role in My Health Record, through the development of our Practice Nurse Shared Health Summary Incentive Program.

Practice news
May 15

In the Nepean Blue Mountains Region, suicide rates have risen since 2013 and continue to be higher than the NSW average. The region is the second highest in NSW for reporting high or very high psychological distress, and there has been a significant increase in the levels of psychological distress in people 16 years and older. These levels are even higher for the Aboriginal community.

May 10

Patients between the ages of 70 and 74 should be encouraged to participate in routine Cervical Screening through the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP).

Practice news
May 10

Over the past two decades evidence has shown that regular exercise has enormous benefits for the prevention and treatment of a wide range of chronic conditions. Our Exercise is Medicine Workshops are designed to educate primary healthcare professionals about the multi-disciplinary role of physical activity in the prevention and management of patients with chronic disease.

Practice news
May 10

A new My Health Record page has been launched in HealthPathways which contains key information about the benefits of using My Health Record for patients and healthcare providers.

Practice news
May 10

Partners in Recovery (PIR) has re-opened referrals in our region. PIR is open to people living with severe and persistent mental illness with complex support needs that require a response from multiple agencies.

Practice news
May 09

A patient’s Electronic Discharge Summary (eDS) is a critical part of the transfer of care from a hospital to their GP. Yet, one third of GPs in our region are not receiving eDS for their patients.

Practice news
May 09

The Department of Health updated the District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) map in late April. There was no change in the DWS status for our region.

Practice news

 

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