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COAG Health Council Update

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

On 24 March 2017 The Federal and state and territory Health Ministers met in Melbourne, at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues. Major items discussed by the Health Ministers included: Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Amendment Law 2017 Advancing the clinical trial environment Expiring …

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SCUH clinical services for GPs

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The SCHHS has released a factsheet outlining the clinical services offered by the new hospital to help inform the referrals of local general practice. The SCUH will provide services such as emergency care, cancer treatment, rehabilitation, allied health, outpatient. general medicine and surgery. Speciality services such as cardiothoracic and neurosurgery …

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ALERT | Updated Zostavax information

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

Queensland Health have released new guidelines on the administering of Zostavax. For further detailed information, please Updated Zostavax Alert Key Points 1. Zostavax is contraindicated in patients who are immunocompromised. 2. Administration where contraindicated has resulted in a death in Australia. 3. Do not administer Zostavax to patients who are …

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RACGP changes to accreditation

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

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, in collaboration with the RACGP, developed the National General Practice Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme), which commenced on 1 January 2017. The Scheme aims to: – provide greater choice for practices seeking accreditation – improve support programs for implementation of accreditation …

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Roses in the Ocean Black Tie Gala

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The Roses in the Ocean Black Tie gala is the main source of funding for Roses in the Ocean each year. Join them for a magical evening within the breathtaking St John’s Cathedral, and support Roses in the Ocean as they continue to work innovatively to reduce the the number …