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AMAQ Regional Private Practice Series on this week

In Central Queensland, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The AMA Queensland Regional Private Practice Seminar Series Two: Workplace policies and risk management will be hosted, on 5 & 6 December, in Bundaberg and Rockhampton this week. Join Michelle Cowan, Senior Industrial Officer, AMA Queensland and Paul Copeland, Director, William Buck to examine the set-up of a policy framework …

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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 …

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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, …

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 …