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Now available: 18 month DTPa vaccine

Now available: 18 month DTPa vaccine

NSW Health recently released an updated information sheet regarding the pertussis containing vaccine (DTPa) which has been introduced onto the National Immunisation Schedule for all 18 month old children.

Hep C medicines listed on PBS

Hep C medicines listed on PBS

From 1 March 2016, four direct acting antiviral medicines for the treatment of hepatitis C will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

RACGP Standards for general practice: Your feedback is needed!

RACGP Standards for general practice: Your feedback is needed!

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is currently seeking feedback on the first draft of the RACGP Standards for general practices (5th edition).

Local GP addresses chronic disease inquiry

Local GP addresses chronic disease inquiry

The Standing Committee on Health recently held a forum in Bomaderry to hear from a range of individuals and organisations involved in chronic disease management and care in South Eastern NSW.

Updated NSW Health Alert: Zika virus

Updated NSW Health Alert: Zika virus

An updated health alert for zika virus has been released by NSW Health following outbreaks in the Pacific, and Central and South America.

Express your interest: Decision Assist Advance Care Planning and Train the Trainer Workshop

Express your interest: Decision Assist Advance Care Planning and Train the Trainer Workshop

Two GPs and two practice nurses within the PHN catchment have an opportunity to attend the Decision Assist Advance Care Planning Workshop & Train the Trainer Session in Sydney.

Many Australians struggling to access GPs: Productivity Commission report

Many Australians struggling to access GPs: Productivity Commission report

According to a new report, one in five Australians waited longer than they thought was acceptable last year to get into a GP and one in 20 said they delayed or did not go to a GP in the previous year because of cost.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): Information session for patients

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): Information session for patients

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Partners In Recovery, in partnership with My Choice Matter, will be facilitating an information session on 11 February targeted at patients living with mental health and/or psychosocial disabilities, their carers and family members.

Clinical Council to support improvements in local health care (Illawarra Shoalhaven)

Clinical Council to support improvements in local health care (Illawarra Shoalhaven)

COORDINARE, the new South Eastern NSW PHN, is pleased to announce the formation of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Clinical Council.

My Aged Care: Changes to referral pathways

My Aged Care: Changes to referral pathways

The Commonwealth has changed the way older people access aged care services, including the services they fund NSW Health to provide.

New national service for carers

New national service for carers

Carer Gateway is a great place for carers to start their search for information, support and services.

Immunisation changes from 1 January 2016: Important information for GPs and AMS

Immunisation changes from 1 January 2016: Important information for GPs and AMS

The Commonwealth has announced a number of changes under the No Jab, No Pay measure which came into effect on 1 January 2016.