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Aug

15

2018

New Opiate Treatment Guidelines Relax Prescribing Requirements

Recently new Opioid Dependence Treatment Guidelines were released by NSW Health. Dr Dan Ewald, Lead Clinical Adviser for NCPHN, has given his view.

Aug

15

2018

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

August and September are peak months for invasive meningococcal disease. GPs should be alert for meningococcal symptoms in all age groups.

Aug

14

2018

Australian Immunisation Register eLearning Program

Are you a vaccination provider? You can now access five new education modules to help you use the Australian Immunisation Register.

Aug

13

2018

My Health Record Opt-Out Period Extended

The Australian Government has extended the opt-out period for My Health Record by an extra month to 15 November 2018.

Aug

10

2018

Help the DVA Shape Its Future Online Education

Do you have patients who are veterans? The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) would like your feedback on their online education packages.

Aug

08

2018

Prep for PrEP: Prevent HIV from Your General Practice

HealthPathways has recently published the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) pathway. PrEP can reduce the risk of HIV infection in patients who don’t have HIV, but are at risk of infection.

Aug

08

2018

Don’t Miss the BreastScreen Bus

The BreastScreen NSW mobile unit will be visiting Evans Head, Coraki and Kyogle later this month. Women aged 50 - 74 years are actively encouraged to attend for screening every two years.

Aug

07

2018

Liver Clinic Reminds GPs to Screen for HCV in Various Groups

Dr Iain Bruce of the Coffs/Clarence Liver Clinic has called on GPs to be diligent in screening patients who may have hepatitis C.

Aug

07

2018

A Simple Guide to Telehealth Billing

The Department of Human Services has updated their telehealth billing rules. Medicare benefits are available for video consultations between specialists and patients who are located in telehealth eligible areas.

Aug

06

2018

My Aged Care and Post-Acute Services

A referral to aged care services should not take the place of post-acute services. Aged care services are not substitutes for early intervention, rehabilitation or sub-acute programs provided under the health system.

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flags We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we live and work, the Bundjalung, Arakwal, Yaegl, Gumbaynggirr, Githabul, Dunghutti and Birpai Nations, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future.