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Viral Gastroenteritis Alert - 3rd August 2017
NSW Health is urging the community to wash their hands and stay at home if affected by gastroenteritis, following an increase in viral gastroenteritis notifications and emergency department presentations in hospitals across the state.
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Measles Alert - 25th July 2017
NSW Health is warning residents to be cautious of measles symptoms after an infected person spent time in the Sydney CBD and inner west earlier this month.
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Bowral hospital map for patients - 6th July 2017
GPs are reminded they now have access to a printable map to share with patients who need to attend services at Bowral District Hospital.
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ATAPS Program Closure - 28th June 2017
SWSPHN reminds GPs the ATAPS program will cease to accept referrals as at close of business Friday, 30 June 2017.
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June 2017 Practice Nurse Newsletter - 28th June 2017
Please see below the October edition of the South Western Sydney PHN Practice Nurse Newsletter.
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NSW AMBULANCE POINT OF CARE TESTING TRIAL IN LIVERPOOL AND FAIRFIELD - 28th June 2017
Following on from the recent introduction of the NSW Ambulance Protocol P5 which was distributed to GPs via email at the end of March, a trial is now being conducted to further enhance this model of care.
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New Mental Health Supports - 28th June 2017
South Western Sydney PHN have recently commissioned a range of primary mental health care supports.
NEW MEMORY CLINIC: GP INPUT REQUIRED INTO CLINIC DESIGN AND MODEL OF CARE - 14th June 2017
A new multidisciplinary memory clinic is being established in South Western Sydney that will focus on dementia prevention and delaying deterioration for people with cognitive decline.
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Breast Screening Van Schedule 2017 Revised - 30th May 2017
The “BreastScreen Van schedule2017” document has been revised. The Carnes Hill site has been removed from the original schedule and planned visits at some of the other mobile sites have been extended as a result.
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Data from NSW Health show that heterosexual people with HIV are more likely than homosexual men to be diagnosed with advanced HIV infection. A late diagnosis increases the risk of morbidity and mortality, and can contribute to ongoing HIV transmission before the person with HIV infection is aware of their HIV status.
And because many patients don’t realise they’re at risk of HIV, they don’t communicate potential risk behaviours that could prompt testing soon after exposure.
HIV Testing Week - 30th May 2017
Data from NSW Health show that heterosexual people with HIV are more likely than homosexual men to be diagnosed with advanced HIV infection. A late diagnosis increases the risk of morbidity and mortality, and can contribute to ongoing HIV transmission before the person with HIV infection is aware of their HIV status. And because many patients don’t realise they’re at risk of HIV, they don’t communicate potential risk behaviours that could prompt testing soon after exposure.


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