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Updated: Cases of infectious syphilis in Central Highlands

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

The outbreak of syphilis in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people continues in North Queensland. There have also been increased syphilis notifications in men who have sex with men, notably in the Cairns and Hinterland HHS area. Recently there have been several cases of infectious syphilis diagnosed within Rockhampton …

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Palliative care survey for GPs and practices

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

The Australian Government has engaged PHNs to improve coordination and integration of palliative care across primary, secondary, tertiary and community health services to support at home palliative care for people who choose it. A key activity of the program is to conduct a service mapping exercise to identify the availability of services within the …

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Deliver care coordination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN announces an opportunity for health and/or social service providers to bid to operate the Integrated Team Care Program in Bundaberg. The PHN invites all existing organisations who provide health and/or social services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Bundaberg Local …

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New portal supports end of life care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet have launched the new Palliative Care and End-of-Life Resource portal for the workforce who support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The palliative care and end-of-life portal is designed to assist health professionals who provide care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander …

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Recommendations for preconception carrier screening

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

New position statements from the RACGP and RANZCOG recognise the importance of preconception carrier screening. Patients may present to general practice looking for information regarding rare genetic conditions and the role of genetic testing. What is preconception carrier screening? Preconception carrier screening is genetic testing performed ideally prior to pregnancy, …

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The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey is coming to your community

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will be visiting selected communities to carry out the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. Selected members of your community will be asked questions relating to their health, so that government and healthcare services can make informed decisions about ensuring community members …