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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 GP Alert. For the latest national information on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health website.
New Home Care toolkit to support people at end of life
Does your service have systems in place to meet the aged care standards relating to end of life care and advance care planning? Do you have quality improvement processes for end of life care?
The End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) website contains a Home Care toolkit developed by...
Information on the Abortion Law Reform Act
On 2 October 2019 the Abortion Law Reform Act 2019 commenced. A copy of the Act can be accessed here.
New My Health Record resources for practice managers
Since February 2019, My Health Record has expanded to every 9 out of 10 Australians having access to their own online health records. My Health Record can contain information such as Share Health Summaries, Hospital Discharge Summaries, Prescription and Dispense information, as well as Pathology and Diagnostic Reports.
New Healthy Kids resources available
New resources are now available on the Healthy Kids for Professionals website.
Update on disability-related health supports and the NDIS
As of 1 October 2019, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is including disability-related health supports in participant National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plans as evidence indicates the need for their inclusion. Consumers who meet criteria for the NDIS, who have a health need related to their disability (e.
GPs can help people understand and access the NDIS
Helping people to understand the NDIS can be really important, particularly for those who have limited community connections and support.
Assessing capacity for work of patients with a psychological condition
GPs and practice nurses play a critical role in helping people with ill health or injury to recover and participate in work. To support this role, Comcare has produced a new video for GPs and nurses on assessing capacity for patients with a psychological condition.
May is Medication Dependence Prevention Month
This month is Medication Dependence Prevention Month, raising awareness about preventing medication harms and finding community support. At the moment, more Australians are dying due to the use of some pain and sedative medications than on our roads. This is a health crisis we have the power to prevent.
Free From Stigma (FFS!) campaign for lung cancer awareness
Did you know that 1 in 5 lung cancer patients receive no treatment?
Lung cancer research is massively underfunded in Australia.