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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.
Integrated Diabetes Program - 29th May 2017
After the successful introduction of the Integrated Diabetes Project in the Wollondilly, South Western Sydney PHN is now working with SWSLHD to implement the diabetes project across SWS. This project will provide a number of elements to support the management of diabetes in primary care including: In-practice Case conferencing with an endocrinologist, and the high risk foot clinic at Western Sydney University.
Breast cancer survivor urges women to have their mammograms - 2nd May 2017
Breast Screen NSW has launched a new TV campaign to encourage women aged 50-74 years of age to have a mammogram. The campaign, ‘Kerri’s Story’, features the story of Kerri Welsh, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 after a routine mammogram.
Website: Kerri's Story
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After the huge success of our after-hours medical care campaign, South Western Sydney PHN is now launching a new immunisation campaign to highlight the importance of immunisation in protecting the entire community. South Western Sydney PHN launches a new immunisation campaign - 26th April 2017
After the huge success of our after-hours medical care campaign, South Western Sydney PHN is now launching a new immunisation campaign to highlight the importance of immunisation in protecting the entire community.
Website: Visit Your Health Your Time Your Way Immunisation page
Professor Bruce Robinson Presentation with South Western Sydney PHN - 20th April 2017
We had the honour this month of hosting Professor Bruce Robinson, Chair of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce and the Chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
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Wollondilly Diabetes Program - 19th April 2017
South Western Sydney PHN is working as a part of the Wollondilly Health Alliance to deliver better diabetes care for the Wollondilly community. The Wollondilly Diabetes Program is open to all adults with diabetes (or at risk of) living in the Wollondilly region and provides patients with access to allied health and specialist services within their own community.
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NIP Influenza Vaccines Update - 18th April 2017
GPs are advised that the 2017 National Immunisation Program (NIP) seasonal influenza vaccines are currently being distributed around the country, Key features of this year’s NIP influenza vaccines are that four age-specific quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIVs) will be available free to eligible people under the NIP.
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Measles Alert for GPs in South Western Sydney - 5th April 2017
South Western Sydney Local Health District Public Health Unit has been recently notified of three cases of measles including two infants. The cases spent time in Bass Hill, Casula, Lidcombe, Blacktown, Toongabbie and neighbouring areas while infectious (20 – 31 March 2017).
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