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Get the right care for your symptoms

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Both residents and visitors to the Sunshine Coast and Gympie region are being urged to make use of free online tools to help them find the right medical attention over these school holidays. Sunshine Coast GP, Dr Jon Harper said that many people were unsure of where to go for …

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An update on antenatal care in CQ

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

PHN General Practice Liaison Officer Dr Helen Wiltshire has been working with the CQHHS and Rockhampton Hospital staff on improving the Antenatal Referral Process, and the communications process between hospitals and GPs. A Maternity Booking-In Referral form will be uploaded to HealthPathways in a PDF form that can be filled …

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Subsidised chronic conditions management training delivered in Wide Bay

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Last weekend Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN subsidised 34 local health practitioners to attend the Flinders Chronic Condition Management training in Bundaberg. The course helped practitioners from the Fraser Coast, North Burnett and Bundaberg regions enhance their ability to support clients to self-manage chronic conditions more effectively. A …

Interested in maternity shared care for Central Queensland?

In Central Queensland by PHN Communications

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN currently has the opportunity to advance and improve the uptake of GP Shared Antenatal Care for pregnant women in the Central Queensland area. While there are some local GPs already providing Shared Antenatal Care, there has not been a recent consistent program for …

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New online tools for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug sector

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

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (AODKC) have added a suite of online resources which are now available on the website. HealthInfoNet Director, Professor Neil Drew said the new AOD resources complement their existing suite of digital tools and new platforms to deliver knowledge and information to …

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Join the register of coal miners’ medical providers in Queensland

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

Doctors and medical providers who conduct health assessments, take chest X-rays and perform lung function tests (spirometry) for Queensland coal mine workers are invited to apply to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines for registration. These changes are informed by the recommendations from the Monash University review, which has …

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New resources to support GPs with the management of work related psychological injuries

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

The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) is responsible for educating Queensland doctors on the workers’ compensation scheme. Treating patients who suffer from a work-related psychological injury can be complex and at times difficult. The Office of Industrial Relations has recognised the need to improve the resources available to Queensland GPs …

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General practice to get secure access to Queensland hospital records

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

From mid–2017, Queensland’s general practitioners (GPs) will have secure online access to their patients’ Queensland Health (QH) records. This read-only online access will allow GPs to view public hospital information including appointment records, radiology and laboratory results, treatment and discharge summaries, and demographic and medication details. This access will bridge …

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Curing Hepatitis C in the community

In Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The Hepatology (liver medicine) department at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, supported by the Clinical Excellence Division of the Department of Health, offers an innovative, rapid access service for patients across the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay wishing to receive treatment for Hepatitis C (HCV). The service runs a community …

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Connecting Queensland’s GPs and public hospitals

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

From mid-2017, Queensland’s general practitioners will have secure online access to patient healthcare information from Queensland’s public hospitals. This access will bridge the information gap between Queensland’s general practitioners and public hospitals to help ensure you receive consistent, timely and better coordinated care. What are the benefits for me? Providing …

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Boost your Facebook page with family tips and blogs

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

Health professionals can now populate their practice or personal Facebook page with regular, good-quality blogs, memes, tips, videos and parent stories. This social media friendly content is created by Queensland’s evidence-based Triple P – Positive Parenting Program. Every day, Triple P’s Facebook page is updated with shareable content based on …