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Doctors share insights on increasing role of GPs in managing COVID-19 - 14th January 2022
Dr Kenneth McCroary, Chair of Sydney South West GP Link, speaks with doctors who share their insights on the increasing role of GPs in managing COVID-19, in his two most recent interviews in the GP Link Lunch series.
Multilingual children – when to refer to speech pathology - 11th January 2022
Multilingualism has been linked with numerous benefits for children and families.
Advice on reducing the risk of transmission - 10th January 2022
Marjen Education Services has provided the following advice on reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in offices and general practices:
Supporting general practice staff: help with mental health and wellbeing is available - 10th January 2022
The challenges of the past almost two years have taken their toll on the mental health and wellbeing of all of us, but general practices on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic have been impacted more than most.
COVID-19 Risk Matrix released - 31st December 2021
NSW Health has released a new COVID-19 Healthcare Practices in the Community - Risk Assessment Matrix designed to support healthcare services in the community to risk assess COVID-19 exposures in their own practice facilities.
For more information download this document
Pulse Check: You told us what you thought about communication during the COVID-19 pandemic - 15th December 2021
Earlier this month, we launched a COVID-19 literacy survey to understand people’s experiences and understanding of information regarding COVID-19, and the changing rules and regulations throughout 2020-21.
Free and easy-to-access mental health support available in region hit hardest by pandemic - 14th December 2021
Head to Health hubs are providing free and easy-to-access mental health support in South Western Sydney, attendees at the launch of the new Commonwealth-funded service were told on Wednesday, 8 December.
Do you have questions about caring for COVID-19 patients? - 13th December 2021
More but milder COVID-19 cases are expected in the community as vaccination rates rise and restrictions are eased. General practice will be critical to ensuring patients with mild to moderate symptoms, for whom hospital care may not be desirable or appropriate, can be effectively cared for in the community.
New diabetes education available free - 12th December 2021
With about 1.8 million people with diabetes in Australia, all health practitioners regardless of professional discipline, provide healthcare to people with diabetes.
iRAD network expands to 70 care locations - 12th December 2021
The iRAD network expanded to 70 care locations across South Western Sydney and Western NSW in 2021, including general practices, specialists and now, Campbelltown Hospital’s Emergency Department.

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