Department of Health releases new National Cervical Screening Program information

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

Friday, 1 December 2017 marked the commencement of the renewed National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) supported by the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR). IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Screening women under 25 years of age   Routine cervical screening is not recommended in the renewed program for women under 25 years. Some women under 25 …

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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 …

EOI: Lead a mental health innovation in your general practice

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Lead a mental health innovation in your general practice   The PHN and the Black Dog Institute have been working for the past two years with general practices across the region to offer the StepCare service – an innovative mental health service that uses digital health technology.  In that time, over 1400 patients have participated in the initiative, and data …

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#NursesWhereYouNeedThem: Rae Fialla

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

The Australian College of Nursing’s 2020 ‘Nursing in the Community Week’ shines a light on the importance of #NursesWhereYouNeedThem, and Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN is also celebrating these vital healthcare professionals by profiling some of the nurses within our own organisation. Our PHN recently welcomed Rae Fialla …

Communicating with your patients

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jodie McHarry

Our PHN works closely with Healthily to look at new ways general practice can deliver information to their patients. The fortnightly Take Time Out Interactive Packages general practices across our region have been sent for staff, is a good example of the Healthily/GoShare platform. Find out more here.

Use of My Health Record climbs

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Uptake and use of My Health Record has continued to climb in recent months. There are now more than 22.81 million records, with over 86% of those containing data. The Australian Digital Health Agency’s Statistics and Insights document from July 2020 shows the number of records with data increased by …

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Project ECHO® the integrated care enabler for Queensland

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

Article submitted by Dr Dana Newcomb, Medical Director – Integrated Care at Children’s Health Queensland Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ) has cemented itself as a leader in health service innovation by establishing a Project ECHO® Hub site at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. Through the …

Upgrade your skills with the heart foundation ambassador bursary

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

The Heart Foundation’s Health Professional Ambassador Program (HPAP) is open to health professionals who wish to update their knowledge, skills and develop the confidence to improve cardiovascular health outcomes in their workplace. Applicants must be a registered Practice Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker or Health …

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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 …

Dementia Australia expands services

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Dementia Australia’s services are available for individuals, couples, families, groups, and anyone impacted by any form of dementia. Services are available to all Australians, regardless of where they live, and can be accessed in a variety of ways including face-to-face, telephone or online. For the most appropriate service for specific …