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Bankstown Practice winner of Small General Practice of the Year Award - 6th June 2018
Bankstown headspace General Practice was announced finalists in the AGPAL Small General Practice of the Year Award and was highly commended at the AGPAL & QIP 2018 conference on 18 May.
Fundamentals training and Opioid treatment accreditation course for GPs - 6th June 2018
The OTAC course is a requirement for practitioners seeking to become an accredited prescriber of opioid pharmacotherapies under the NSW OTP. Following a request from the NSW Ministry of Health, the Discipline of Addiction Medicine, University of Sydney has undertaken the task of restructuring and updating the content of the OTAC in order to reflect the soon to be released NSW Clinical Guidelines: Treatment of Opioid Dependence (2018).
GP Profile - Dr Satish Goyal - 6th June 2018
This month we profile Dr Satish Goyal, GP at Airds Medical Centre. Dr Goyal has been practising medicine for over 45 years, he loves being a GP in Campbelltown and he is very passionate about aged care.
Macarthur Community Geriatric Service - 6th June 2018
The Community Geriatric Service (CGS) based in Campbelltown Hospital has being expanded during winter, 2018. The service now covers nine of the 10 residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in the Campbelltown and Camden LGAs. The Frank Whiddon Masonic Home in Glenfield will be covered by Liverpool Geriatric Service.
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My Health Record Expansion Program: opt-out period announced – 16 July to 15 October, 2018 - 6th June 2018
South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD) as well as other NSW LHDs are increasingly sending clinical documents such as discharge summaries and attendance notices via their new HealtheNet solution. HealtheNet delivers hospital discharge summaries electronically to general practitioners via the GP Secure Messaging Brokers: Argus, HealthLink and Medical Objects.
Website: Media Release
New Medicare Overview in My Health Record - 6th June 2018
Recent updates in some clinical software now provides access to additional documents in a patient’s My Health Record including a Medicare Overview. The Medicare Overview documents provide an overview of Medicare-sourced information stored in an individual’s My Health Record.
New mental health program launch - 6th June 2018
South Western Sydney PHN is excited to launch Connect for Wellness, a ground-breaking new program for people living with severe and persistent mental illness. The service provides flexible psychological support through three integrated components - psychological intervention with a mental health professional (unlimited within reason), group therapy and engagement with a Connect for Wellness Peer Worker as a vital and consistent form of support throughout the program.
Residential postnatal support close to home - 6th June 2018
Figtree Private Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of the Illawarra Early Parenting Centre, offering families a convenient and accessible early intervention program designed to address a range of infant concerns. The new service is the first of its kind for the Illawarra region and the first available in a private hospital in NSW.
Website: For more information or to submit an online referral visit
Resources to help GPs strike up a conversation during Men’s Health Week - 6th June 2018
Men's Health Week 11-17th June is fast approaching. This year, Andrology Australia is providing free posters and brochures for display during the week with the theme 'It's healthy to talk'.
Website: Men's health Week Website
Secure messaging and eDischarge summaries MHR - 6th June 2018
South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD) as well as other NSW LHDs are increasingly sending clinical documents such as discharge summaries and attendance notices via their new HealtheNet solution. HealtheNet delivers hospital discharge summaries electronically to general practitioners via the GP Secure Messaging Brokers: Argus, HealthLink and Medical Objects.


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