8 out of 10 women in Australia who are diagnosed with cervical cancer have not had regular Pap tests. On 1 July 2016, the NSW Cervical Screening Program will launch an invitation project for never screeners.
WNSW PHN currently has positions vacant. We have positions available for the roles of Stepped Care and Service Integration Officer and Practice Support Officer.
Western NSW PHN (WPHN) recognises that a highly skilled, robust general practice workforce underpins the provision of quality primary health care services across our region.
Chronic and complex diseases affect nearly 40 per cent of Australians. The Western NSW Integrated Care Strategy establishes care teams involving a range of health professionals and community services that work together to create unique care plans for patients to tackle these illnesses.
Michael Halls, Business Manager at Orange Aboriginal Medical Service and Andrew Harvey, CEO of Western NSW PHN
My Health Record information forums were recently held for General Practitioners in Mudgee and Bathurst, to provide support for practices within the opt-out trial area.
Leigh Urquhart, WNSW PHN; Sheldon White, Department of Health; Dr Kelly Bradley, Busby Medical Centre and Heather McDonald, NEHTA and My Health Record
Western NSW has launched a new program of care for aged care residents in Broken Hill where GPs can provide consultations via videoconferencing. There are many benefits from this program including reduced waiting times, less need for transport for medical appointments and much less distress for residents, improving the outcomes of the care received.
General Practitioners or Primary Health Workers see the health impacts of legal problems in many people presenting in their clinics every day. You can refer your patients to LawAccess NSW to ensure that they talk to the right people to get legal help.
A new study will reveal how well people’s health care in the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) area is being coordinated, highlighting where efforts should best be targeted. This study has been commissioned by the National Health Performance Authority and is expected to have one of the largest samples of any patient experiences survey in Australia.
Two years since the launch of the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation's Pain Management Network website,it has been used by more than 46,000 people in 123 countries throughout the world, and continues to provide a wealth of information and support for General Practitioners, other clinicians and consumers managing chronic pain. To celebrate the second anniversary, new sections have been added to the website.
The after hours GP helpline is available to anyone in Western NSW who has a health concern and is unsure about what to do. Call 1800 022 222 for free trusted health advice.
The recent needs assessment conducted by WNSW PHN identified a number of shared challenges across the Western region in the area of mental health, suicide prevention and drug and alcohol services. The organisation is now working to address these issues through a new stepped care model in line with national priorities.
The Far West Local Health District and Western NSW Primary Health Network representatives attended Musculoskeletal Primary Health Initiative meeting in Sydney.