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Beat the heat over summer! - 13th December 2019
Here’s some tips for beating the heat over summer: drink plenty of water; keep cool; take care of others; keep your food safe; have a plan.
Recovery Point app puts support in your hands - 13th December 2019
If you’re looking for support, our Recovery Point mobile app puts mental health information in the palm of your hand.
Health professionals invited to join eating disorders and Medicare webinar - 12th December 2019
InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders is hosting the webinar, Eating Disorders and Medicare Webinar, on Tuesday, 28 January, 12pm to 1pm.
NSW GPs helping eliminate hepatitis C - 9th December 2019
NSW Health - Media Release NSW GPs are making a strong contribution to hepatitis C elimination according to the latest NSW Health Hepatitis Strategy Report.
Are you ready for electronic prescribing? - 2nd December 2019
The Federal Government recently amended legislation to allow electronic prescriptions (eScripts) to be legally accepted in addition to the traditional paper scripts. Additionally, the Australian Digital Health Agency has released the Technical Framework for how eScripts will be implemented, with eScripts likely rolling out in 2020.
Conference puts focus on women’s health - 2nd December 2019
This year’s Women’s Health Conference – Preventing Harm, Promoting Health – was another great success, attracting 155 participants including 120 GPs and 35 practice nurses from across South Western Sydney.
Digital record – more than just clinical information - 2nd December 2019
My Health Record contains more than just clinical reports. You can view up to two years’ worth of past Medicare information, including Medicare item numbers, medication dispensing and AIR records.
Education for rural healthcare providers - 2nd December 2019
The Health Education and Training Institute is holding a three-part Interprofessional Education series focusing on asthma management for healthcare providers in rural and remote settings. The series is delivered via webcast with facilitated question and answer time, and contains up-to-date information on prevention, treatment and administration of medication.
Healthcare provider recommendation vital to uptake of vaccination during pregnancy - 2nd December 2019
The pertussis-containing vaccine is provided free to pregnant women through the National Immunisation Program. The most important factor associated with uptake of vaccination during pregnancy is a healthcare provider recommendation. Please take all opportunities to speak to your pregnant patients and their partners about the importance of getting vaccinated against pertussis during pregnancy.
Palliative care resources providing more choice for terminally ill patients - 2nd December 2019
caring@home, an Australian Government-funded project, has developed a range of free resources to support health professionals to train carers to manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines for terminally ill people who want to be cared for and to die at home if possible.


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