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Make your preferences known - 21st March 2019
National Advance Care Planning Week, 1 to 5 April, encourages all Australians, regardless of their age or health status, to make their future health care preferences known.
Website: National Advance Care Planning Week
HealthPathways moves to new mobile-friendly site - 8th March 2019
HealthPathways has moved to a new mobile-friendly site making it easier to use for the 10 per cent of users accessing the site on a mobile device.
Dr Google can be good – but be careful - 7th March 2019
What’s this rash on my knee? How can I stop my headache? Why does my stomach hurt? Have you ever turned to Google for an answer to a medical question?
Nine out of 10 Australians to have a My Health Record - 5th March 2019
Nine out 10 Australians will have a My Health Record following the conclusion of the opt-out period on 31 January.
Website: My Health Record
More mental health services on the ground - 4th March 2019
SWSPHN is delivering more mental health support across the region with the launch a number of new mental health services in early 2019.
Website: SWSPHN - mental health
SWSPHN achieves ISO certification - 4th March 2019
The SWSPHN started the year on a high note, having achieved ISO 9001 certification against international standards at the end of last year.
What do GPs think of ‘Dr Google’? - 4th March 2019
Are more and more patients asking about medical information they’ve found via Google? The PHN spoke to four South Western Sydney GPs who say health care providers have come to expect their patients will search for health information online and generally support their quest for knowledge – but with some important caveats.
Dr Ben Touma opened his ‘dream surgery’ when My Family Health Medical Centre launched two years ago. He hopes to open more medical centres across the Camden LGA to add to his existing Gregory Hills and Willowdale surgeries. GP Profile - Dr Ben Touma - 1st March 2019
Dr Ben Touma opened his ‘dream surgery’ when My Family Health Medical Centre launched two years ago. He hopes to open more medical centres across the Camden LGA to add to his existing Gregory Hills and Willowdale surgeries.
Fun and fitness for children at Go4Fun - 28th February 2019
Children will have fun and get fitter at Go4Fun. The free, 10-week healthy lifestyle program for kids aged 7 to 13 who are above a healthy weight.
Website: Go4Fun
You’re invited to free diabetes education - 28th February 2019
The National Diabetes Services Scheme is hosting free diabetes education in St Johns Park, Greenacre and Canley Vale in March and April.


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