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Natural disaster recovery resources for families with infants and young children

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

It’s Queensland, where summer doesn’t always mean ‘beautiful one day, perfect the next’. For many Queensland families, this summer is likely to bring continued drought and bush fire risk. Other families may endure storms, cyclones or flooding. While extreme weather events can be stressful for adults, children aged 0 to …

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Queensland Health awards eReferral contract

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Queensland Health has awarded a contract to BPAC Informatics Pty to provide their eReferrals solution capability SeNT to be integrated as part of the Queensland Health Smart Referrals solution. The Smart Referrals solution is a key initiative of The Queensland Health Specialist Outpatient Strategy launched in 2016. The BPAC eReferral …

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners can supply and administer scheduled medicines

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners working in isolated practice areas in Queensland now have the authority to supply and administer scheduled medicines in accordance with amendments to the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996. These authorities apply to staff of both Hospital and Health Services and Aboriginal and …

Looking back on maternal shared care in Rockhampton

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

Dr Helen Wiltshire, Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN’s GPLO for Maternity Care The inaugural GP Antenatal Shared Care workshop was held in Rockhampton on Saturday 20, October 2018. The update was presented by Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN and the Rockhampton Hospital. It provided an update …

Quick guide to cervical screening

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

According to Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF), almost 45% of Australian women aren’t up to date with their cervical screening. From 12-18 November 2018, ACCF will be running a campaign for National Cervical Cancer Awareness week. This presents a great time to focus on the importance of cervical cancer screening …

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New tool improves mental health screening

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

Federal Government funding has enabled ten general practices across the Central Queensland, Wide Bay and the Sunshine Coast to roll out StepCare, an innovative digital screening and treatment service for common mental health conditions. Federal Member for Fairfax, Mr Ted O’Brien said the service, funded by Central Queensland, Wide Bay, …

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Meet our new GPLO in Bundaberg

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

My name is Fionna Hadden and I am really excited to have joined the Bundaberg Office of the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN as a GP Liaison Officer. I am looking forward to meeting you all over the coming months but wanted to take the opportunity to briefly …