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ABORIGINAL HEALTH PATIENT PAYMENT REGISTRATION - 5th October 2017
Practice staff are reminded re-registrations for Aboriginal health patients were due on 1 October.
AUSTRALIAN IMMUNISATION REGISTER AUDIT PROJECT - 5th October 2017
The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) is undertaking an audit study to assess the effectiveness of the data recording, handling and transfer of immunisation encounters to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) and identify any barriers for the timeliness and accuracy of data. South Western Sydney PHN will be working in partnership with the NCIRS Audit Project Team.
BREASTSCREEN AUSTRALIA’S STATEMENT ON 3D MAMMOGRAMMY - 5th October 2017
The use of Tomosynthesis has been topical at the moment. As you may be aware, there has been some discussion in the media recently about the issue of breast density and how it may relate to mammographic screening (ie, on a mammogram dense breast tissue appears white and so too does breast cancer, therefore cancer can be ‘masked’ by dense breast tissue, making it harder to see).
MANAGING eHEALTH - 5th October 2017
If you’re participating in the PIP eHealth Incentive, you need to monitor and check you’ve met the minimum upload target of Shared Health Summaries (SHS) each quarter. If you’re not going to meet the target you must opt out of that payment quarter. You need to make sure you do this online by the point-in-time date before the payment month.
GP PROFILE WITH DR FATIN TOMA - 4th October 2017
This month we spoke to Dr Fatin Toma. Dr Fatin Toma opened her Fairfield practice last year after working in Nanderra. She moved to Australia from Iraq in 2008 where she obtained qualifications in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Read more about Dr Toma's experiences and visions for her practice below.
NEW QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INCENTIVE - 4th October 2017
The new Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive will start from 1 May 2018. The new PIP QI Incentive will help general practices continuously improve the quality, safety, performance and accountability of the care they provide to their patients. The changes are a result of consultation conducted in 2016. One of the main outcomes of the consultation was the broad support for the QI Incentive.
OPTIMISE PROJECT - 4th October 2017
The OPTIMISE project seeks to improve accessibility, quality and coordination of primary health care delivery to the refugee community. The research project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and led by Monash University.
STRONGER BUSINESS POTENTIAL AND QUALITY DATA AT YOUR FINGERTIPS - 4th October 2017
South Western Sydney PHN is launching its Quality Improvement in Primary Care (QIPC) program this month to help practises prepare for upcoming changes in Australian healthcare, improve data quality and identify business potential. In South Western Sydney, 126 practices are already participating in QIPC, which has been accredited by the RACGP and ACRRM.
Antenatal Shared Care Screening - 6th September 2017
A concern was raised at a recent SWSPHN Antenatal Shared Care (ANSC) Working Party meeting about the screening of pregnant women for Hepatitis B & C, HIV & Varicella surface antigens.
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Community based detoxification service - 6th September 2017
Odyssey House has a rich history of offering residential detoxification and rehabilitation for alcohol and drug users.
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