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Can you be found through the NHSD?

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

All health providers across Australia can register their details with the National Health Services Directory (NHSD) online. The NHSD helps direct patients, who are seeking help, to relevant services that meet their needs. People can use the service to check their symptoms or seek local treatment options from immunisation to …

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Australia’s new digital mental health gateway, Head to Health, is now live

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

A new website that links Australians to online and phone mental health services, information and resources is now live. Head to Health connects people to trusted online and phone mental health services appropriate for their individual needs. The tools are designed to support health professionals and help people access support before …

Reconciliation workshops coming to Emerald and Blackwater

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

The Central Highlands Regional Council (CHRC) is hosting Reconciliation workshops in the region this month. The workshops will mark the next steps towards Reconciliation and establishing a Reconciliation Action Plan for the Central Highlands. The initial phase will be focused on taking the steps towards building positive and respectful relationships, …

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Are you up to date on the changes to Cervical Screening?

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

To assist Healthcare Providers in preparing for the changes to the NCSP, the Department of Health and NPS MedicineWise have developed new Cervical Screening Online Training Modules. These training modules are provide healthcare providers with information on the following areas: • Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program(NCSP) • Changes …

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Attend the Cancer Clinical Symposium

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

The Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service is hosting their annual symposium on clinical cancer care on Saturday, 11 November 2017. Health providers can register to attend either in person or via video conferencing. Those attending will hear updates on topics such as oncology, palliative care and advanced care planning. …

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An update on antenatal care in CQ

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

PHN General Practice Liaison Officer Dr Helen Wiltshire has been working with the CQHHS and Rockhampton Hospital staff on improving the Antenatal Referral Process, and the communications process between hospitals and GPs. A Maternity Booking-In Referral form will be uploaded to HealthPathways in a PDF form that can be filled …

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PHN provides access to therapy training for metal health professionals across Central Queensland

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN recently funded Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) training for mental health professionals from across Central Queensland. The training was held in Rockhampton and was attended by psychologists, counsellors, social workers and case managers from various agencies across the region. Dr Ingrid Wagner facilitated the …

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Succeeding and Closing the Gap

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Community members and health professionals are invited to attend a free morning tea and presentation on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The event is hosted by CQUniversity Bundaberg and will feature Professor of Nursing and Midwifery, Gracelyn Smallwood, RN, MM, PhD. Gracelyn will discuss …

GPs invited to attended dinner banquet in the Fraser Coast

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

GPs in the Fraser Coast are encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting to be held at China World, Hervey Bay on Thursday 31 August. Presentations will include a discussion on lung cancer and mesothelioma by Dr Kate Winslang, Director of Medical Training and Clinical Service (WBHHS) and Professor Bryan Burmeister, who …

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Caloundra seeks local responses to suicide prevention

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Caloundra Community Centre is canvassing community members, health professionals and local organisations who are interested in forming a working group to explore local responses to the prevention of suicide in Caloundra. The working group will also inform and work collaboratively with a reference group for the Hinterland and Sunshine Coast. …