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Online training for GPs to tackle alcohol and drug use during COVID-19
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is boosting the skills of GPs so that they can better address alcohol and other drug (AOD) use problems that are becoming more pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the $7.
Many Australians are worried about increased household drinking during COVID-19
A recent poll by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) found that 20% of Australians have purchased more alcohol than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, 70% are drinking more than normal and 33% are now using alcohol daily.
NSW RDN opens Natural Disaster and Emergency Response Recovery Grant EOI
Primary health care services and professionals are still recovering from the impact of bushfire and long-term drought.
NSW Rural Doctors Network has grants of up to $10,000 to support eligible practices and practitioners towards recovery and sustainability.
Update on bowel cancer screening during COVID-19
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is encouraging healthcare providers to continue to recommend routine screening to eligible patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancerscreening. gov. au website has been updated to ensure providers have guidance about managing screening and followup during this time.
Heart Foundation launches COVID-19 and heart disease support campaign
Australia’s current COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge our country and burden our health system in a way we have never experienced.
Update on cervical cancer screening during COVID-19
The Department of Health is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health services. The National Cervical Screening Program (the Program) is encouraging healthcare providers to continue to offer routine screening and follow up. The cancerscreening. gov.
Telehealth: Getting health services in your home
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s announcement of $500 million in new telehealth measures and incentives for general practices to keep patients and GPs safe from COVID-19.
COORDINARE seeks new Medical Director
COORDINARE is pleased to be actively seeking the integral role of Medical Director.
General practice encouraged to complete NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans by April
As the Easter public holidays approach (9-14 April 2020), early identification and completion of NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans is key to ensuring patients with a life-limiting illness receive the best possible care.
Authorised Care Plans enable paramedics to provide the care detailed in a patient’s plan.
State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health – response to natural disasters
State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service for Mental Health (SwOPS-MH) is part of the wider NSW Health Perinatal and Infant Mental Health services. It prioritises perinatal psychiatry and maternal-infant-family mental health outreach to rural, remote and regional Local Health Districts.
Using email in general practice
Email is one of the most prevalent and convenient forms of communication. GPs and general practices often receive requests from patients, other clinicians and third parties to send health information via email.
Diabetes in Practice course for nurses
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, and nurses play a pivotal role in supporting patients living with this condition.
Diabetes in Practice is a 12-hour eLearning course facilitated by Diabetes Qualified (a subsidiary of Diabetes NSW & ACT).
Free specialist gambling counselling in the Illawarra Shoalhaven
Problem gambling has been shown to be strongly comorbid with other health and mental health issues. That's why screening is so important; particularly when patients present with symptoms of anxiety and depression and/or drug and alcohol issues.
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Health professionals can keep up to date with the latest information on the new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in NSW via the NSW Health website, including the latest advice for health professionals. For the latest national information on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health website.
Clinical update: 2020 seasonal influenza vaccines – early advice for vaccination providers
Annual vaccination is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications and is recommended for all people aged 6 months and over (unless contraindicated).
National website supports medical professionals' health and wellbeing
Doctors experience a range of barriers when seeking help for their physical health and mental health. A new national website has been launched linking doctors and medical students to a range of supports for their own health and wellbeing. The www. drs4drs. com.
Express your interest in the Illawarra Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) pilot
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from general practices in the Illawarra who would like to participate in the Geriatrician in the Practice (GIP) pilot. Three practices in the Illawarra have been recruited and clinics are due to commence this month.
Changes to MBS item numbers GPs use to provide mental health and wellbeing consultations for patients affected by bushfires
All GPs are now eligible to use the existing telehealth (video conference) item numbers 2121, 2150, 2196 for patients whose mental health is adversely affected by bushfires until June 2020.
Using data to improve the health of consumers
Data and quality improvement are now a driving force in health care and is an essential aspect of service delivery at all levels.
Screening pregnant women for hepatitis B
Did you know that NSW Health’s Hepatitis B Strategy calls for every pregnant woman to be tested for hepatitis B?
For women diagnosed within antenatal screening, a positive result can be alarming, with issues around:
worrying about transmission to baby and other family
wondering about the source of infection.