WNSW PHN's Better Health Care Connections - Resident GP Video Connect pilot program has been operating in Broken Hill since April 2016 and has now launched in Dubbo.
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WNSW PHN recognises the importance of access to quality local CPD opportunities for primary health care professionals across our region.
A collection of “real, heart-wrenching personal” experiences of palliative care, to be launched in Dubbo in February 2017, is part of Cancer Council NSW’s push for more action to ensure better palliative care in our region.
In a bid to increase, strengthen and diversify our partnerships, Western Health Alliance Limited, the company operating WNSW PHN, recently extended invitations to several organisations in the western NSW region to join the company as members.
Due to recent flooding and heavy rain in inland NSW, General Practitioners in Western NSW are advised that there is an increased risk of Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus infections. Consider arbovirus infections in patients with compatible symptoms and reinforce mosquito prevention messages to patients.
From 1 November, Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation, in conjunction with Bila Muuji Aboriginal Health Services Inc., will implement the new Integrated Team Care (ITC) program in the Western NSW PHN region with their newly created Indigenous Health Support Service (IHSS). Operating as a brokerage service, the IHSS will introduce its service to General Practices (GPs) in Western NSW currently caring for Aboriginal people under the previous programs.
A new specialist pain management service has commenced in Broken Hill, providing outreach support including telehealth, multi-disciplinary support and General Practice site visits.
Following an open invitation for experienced rural general practitioners to join the Board, the Western Health Alliance Limited, which operates the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Robin Williams as a Director of their governing Board.
The WNSW PHN has been tasked by the Australian Government, to design and commission mental health and drug & alcohol services in our region, over a three year period. The Western NSW Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Stepped Care Integration Planning Executive Group (SCIPEG) has recently been established, to bring stakeholders together and ensure resources are used efficiently.