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Communicating with Clarity – GP Media and Communications Training Expression of Interest

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

Communicating with Clarity – GP Media and Communications Training Presented by Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN with Rowland Communications Health professionals are regularly approached by the media to comment on public health issues – from healthy lifestyle recommendations to outbreaks of infectious disease. In order to communicate effectively …

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Would perinatal counselling help your patients?

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

According to the RACGP, perinatal psychiatry has expanded from the traditional focus on mental health in the post-partum period to include a greater understanding that women may become unwell during pregnancy and that the risks to the infant from exposure to illness start before birth. One of the key roles …

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Are you interested in shaping the guidelines for referrals around persistent pain?

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

Queensland Health’s Clinical Excellence Division is currently seeking nominations from clinicians to be involved in the development of referral criteria (Clinical Prioritisation Criteria) for Persistent Pain Specialist Outpatient Services. The referral criteria aim to ensure equitable and timely access to specialist outpatient services and include the minimal information that needs …

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Practice really does make perfect

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

On Saturday March 10, 2018, PHN hosted “Practice Makes Perfect? – getting the most out of your practice”. This conference, targeted to general practice staff, covered topics including effective communication (including dealing with aggressive patients), MBS Item Numbers for chronic disease management and mental health; Use of Practice data for …

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Community events coming up in the Bundaberg region

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre are hosting a range of community events throughout March. Local events include the local police community forum, a celebration of diversity and cultural heritage and a family fun day for under 8’s. You can download flyers for the following events: Gin Gin Police Community forum …

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How is the NDIS roll out going?

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

According to the latest quarterly figures the NDIS is now supporting more than 140,000 Australians as the health reorm continues to roll out across the country. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is currently providing quarterly updates to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council. The NDIA says that …

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Quality Improvement Incentive delayed

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

The Practice Incentive Program (PIP) is a key driver to quality care in the general practice sector. PIP is aimed at supporting general practice activities that encourage improvements in quality care, enhance capacity and improve access and health outcomes for patients. The PIP Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive will continue to …