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Taking a look at maternal care in the context of rural health

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

Emerald GPs, Rural Generalists, GP Obstetricians, Midwives, Child health nurses, Allied Health professionals and others met on Saturday 16 June for a Maternity Shared Care update facilitated by Dr Wendy Burton, GP and Maternity Shared Care Educator, and Dr Ewen McPhee, Rural GP Obstetrician. Many of these professionals had met …

A new MBS rebate structure is coming with the financial year

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

The Australian Government is introducing new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item fee arrangements for non-vocationally recognised general practitioners (non-VR GPs). The new arrangements will affect claims for services provided by these doctors from 1 July 2018. The changes will ensure that MBS fees payable reflect recognised levels of expertise, reward …

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New hepatitis C treatments achieving incredible results

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

When the new treatments for chronic hepatitis C were released in 2016 they were touted as a game-changer. Many of us watched with cautious optimism. Would the Department of Health’s expensive gamble to eradicate hepatitis C pay off? The fact is, the new Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs) are achieving incredible …

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Have the CHAT with your patients

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

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) exacerbations are the second leading cause of preventable hospitalisations in Australia. Research shows that your patients with COPD are more likely to have an exacerbation (flare-up of symptoms) during the winter months. ‘Have the CHAT’ is Lung Foundation Australia’s COPD exacerbation campaign for primary care …

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NAIDOC events coming to Gympie

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

As NAIDOC week draws near there are a range of celebrations planned for people in the Gympie community. Under the theme – Because of Her, We Can! – NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July. The theme celebrates the …

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Doors officially open on new mental health service

In Central Queensland, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Communities in Rockhampton and Bundaberg have welcomed the official opening of new mental health services. The centres have been funded to improve access to a range of psychological therapies. Clients, carers and health professionals can call 1300 219 658 to speak to a trained health professional who will direct you …

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Can your experience improve outcomes in delivering paediatric services?

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

Children’s Health Queensland is currently developing its health services plan, the Children’s Health and Wellbeing Services Plan 2018-2028 (CHWSP). The CHWSP will identify the key health service directions and strategies for the efficient and effective alignment of Children’s Health Queensland’s services to the needs of our community over the next …

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New hepatitis webinar to focus on non-clinical staff

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

Hepatitis Queensland has launched a new two part webinar series looking at hepatitis C epidemiology, transmission, testing and treatment. The webinars are targeted towards non-clinical alcohol and other drugs workers, social workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers among others. The first webinar in the series outlines hepatitis …

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Nambour General Hospital redevelopment confirmed

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

In a letter to stakeholders, the Board Chair and Chief Executive have confirmed a multimillion dollar redevelopment of the Nambour General Hospital. Construction on the $86 million project is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2019 and will be completed in December 2022. The redevelopment will deliver: expansion …

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GP media training coming to Wide Bay

In 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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Provider applications encouraged for Wide Bay

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Health providers across Wide Bay are invited to complete an Expression of Interest and apply to become a provider under the My Health for Life program. My health for Life is a Queensland integrated risk assessment and behaviour modification program that aims to assist participants to reduce their risk of …