The Way Back Support Service

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

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Cost PHN is funding Beyond Blue’s postvention initiative The Way Back Support Service across the region, to provide non-clinical care coordination for up to three months for people who have recently attempted suicide.    To be eligible for The Way Back, individuals must be 15 years and older and have presented to a hospital …

Introducing the new national data platform 

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

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN will soon migrate the de-identified practice data we’ve collected under your practice agreement into a new, gold-standard IT platform called Primary Health Insights.   Primary Health Insights is a secure storage and management platform purpose-built for primary care data and will be used by PHNs across the nation.   The platform has undergone vigorous testing and governance and has been endorsed …

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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New sessions to support families affected by alcohol and drugs

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Gympie families can access new support sessions to help them through the issues caused by the problematic misuse of alcohol and drugs, such as methamphetamine. Over the past 20 years Family Drug Support (FDS) has provided support to thousands family members across Australia. When someone in the family has problematic …

How will the new child care package affect your family?

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

There’s not long to go before the New Child Care Package is introduced on 2 July! Whether you’re a new parent considering your child care options or your family’s already part of the system, the new Package will overhaul the current child care fee assistance to provide more support for …

EOIs open to deliver new mental health screening pilot program

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The PHN is working in partnership with Black Dog Institute to offer 10 practices in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie area an innovative mental health pilot program. The program will use digital health technology to screen patients in the waiting room and offer treatment options and make recommendations to the …

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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 …