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 …

Heart Foundation looking for new community speakers

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Heart Foundation is calling for community members to register to attend training and induction workshops to deliver community health education. The community speakers will be able to deliver the ‘Speaking from the heart’ program, the main means by which the Heart Foundation shares its important health messages with the public. …

Have your say on your health service

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Article submitted by Peta Jamieson, Chair of the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Board Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service (WBHHS) is planning for the future – and it needs your input. WBHHS has just developed a draft strategic plan – called Care Comes First … Through Patients’ Eyes – …

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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 …

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Community events coming up in the Bundaberg region

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre are hosting a range of community events throughout March. Local events include the local police community forum, a celebration of diversity and cultural heritage and a family fun day for under 8’s. You can download flyers for the following events: Gin Gin Police Community forum …