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Jul 11

For the rest of Australia, 16 July marks the launch of the three month opt-out period for the Federal Government’s My Health Record expansion program. In the Nepean Blue Mountains region, most people already have a My Health Record that was created as part of the 2016 Opt-Out Trial.

Apr 16

A report into End-of-Life Care has revealed that despite most people’s wish to die at home, the majority end up dying in hospital, emergency rooms or ambulances because they do not have an Advance Care Plan. Making an Advance Care Plan lets you say what you would want, if you are ever unable to communicate for yourself.

Apr 05

The Hawkesbury is a bowel cancer hot spot, according to recent data projections by Cancer Institute NSW, which found that this year the area will have the highest rate of bowel cancer in the Sydney region.

Mar 12

Interim mental health support is being made available for young people in Lithgow in response to the high rates of psychological distress among youth in the area, ahead of the launch of the new headspace outreach service due later this year.

The 13 February edition of Practice News, our fortnightly newsletter for general practice, is now available.

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