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$1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security - 17th January 2019
MEDIA RELEASE – Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt The Liberal National Government will provide a record $1.45 billion for community mental health services and change the funding model to ensure security for both jobs and services.
Website: Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt's media release
Amoebic Meningitis warning as water temperatures rise - 17th January 2019
MEDIA RELEASE - NSW Health With summer in full swing, parents are being urged to take precautions around untreated or poorly treated water to protect children from deadly amoebic meningitis.
Website: NSW Health
NewAccess seeking outreach co-location in Wingecarribee Shire - 10th January 2019
NewAccess is a free mental health coaching service which is available to anyone in South Western Sydney (aged 18 years and over) who needs support to tackle day-to-day stressors, or emerging mental illness such as depression and/or anxiety.
Website: Beyond Blue
Need medical care? After Hours GP services are easily accessible and free - 17th December 2018
If you or a family member is sick when your regular GP’s practice is closed, do you know your options? After Hours medical care is available throughout South Western Sydney for non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses such as coughs, colds and fevers, minor cuts or burns, sporting injuries, migraines, stomach bugs and various infections.
Website: SWSPHN - After Hours
Build your expertise at APNA workshops - 11th December 2018
Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) will deliver its highly regarded Foundations of General Practice Nursing workshops in Sydney on the 10 and 11 May, and the 18 and 19 October 2019.
Website: APNA
Changes to the management and receipt of NASH PKI certificate - 11th December 2018
The Australian Digital Health Agency and the Department of Human Services (DHS) advise that health care provider organisations can now download NASH organisation Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates from Health Professional Online Services (HPOS).
Website: Department of Human Services
The SWSPHN-hosted Women's Health Conference for GPs and Practice Nurses at the Mercure Liverpool in November was a great success, attracting about 200 participants. Conference focuses on women’s health - 11th December 2018
The SWSPHN-hosted Women's Health Conference for GPs and Practice Nurses at the Mercure Liverpool in November was a great success, attracting about 200 participants.
Cultural Awareness Training requirements - 11th December 2018
For your practice to be eligible for the IHI, GPs are being reminded that at least two staff members must complete Cultural Awareness Training (CAT). One of these staff members must be a GP. CAT must happen within 12 months of your practice signing on to the incentive.
Website: Department of Human Services
For more information download this document
Don’t miss being paid for case conferences - 11th December 2018
GPs are reminded the following activities need to be completed to claim case conferencing item numbers:
Website: Department of Health
For more information download this document
Easy-to-read vaccination reaction resource - 11th December 2018
A tear-off pad which provides easy-to-read information on common reactions that may occur after vaccinations is available.
Website: Australian Department of Health
For more information download this document


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