GPs invited to attended dinner banquet in the Fraser Coast

In Wide Bay by PHN Communications

GPs in the Fraser Coast are encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting to be held at China World, Hervey Bay on Thursday 31 August. Presentations will include a discussion on lung cancer and mesothelioma by Dr Kate Winslang, Director of Medical Training and Clinical Service (WBHHS) and Professor Bryan Burmeister, who …

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Managing Rheumatic Heart Disease

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

Health clinicians play a significant role in the prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. According to Australian data (AIHW 2013), the incidence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are among the highest in the …

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Update your referral templates for Children’s Health Queensland

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Children’s Health Queensland (including Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital) has recently updated their GP specialist referral templates.  Some of the ‘Heads of Clinic’ options have changed, so please update your patient management software systems to the current templates to ensure accuracy of referral. You can find the new templates and patient …

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RACGP provides resources to assist disaster planning and recovery

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

The RACGP has released specific resources to assist General Practice in developing effective emergency planning and response. According to the RACGP it is crucial that general practices are able to continue providing essential services during emergencies. To ensure that practices are able to continue providing these vital services, it is …

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RACGP changes to accreditation

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

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, in collaboration with the RACGP, developed the National General Practice Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme), which commenced on 1 January 2017. The Scheme aims to: – provide greater choice for practices seeking accreditation – improve support programs for implementation of accreditation …