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Service Mapping for Chronic Care Survey

WNSW PHN together with ConNetica Consulting are conducting a pilot study that will apply an internationally standardised and validated classification tool to map chronic care provision in Dubbo and Coonamble. Support for the project is also being provided by the University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre.

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Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease

The Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) has recently announced the appointment of a new service provider for the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease in western NSW. 

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WNSW PHN Innovation Plan

The Western NSW PHN is committed to innovation in General Practice, Aboriginal Medical Services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in Western NSW.

Registration of Interest for Participation in the WNSW PHN Innovation Plan is now open.

WNSWPHN Innovation Plan

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School-Based Meningococcal W Vaccine

NSW Health will fund a new school-based meningococcal W vaccination program for all Year 11 and 12 students.

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BHCC Resident GP Video Connect Goes Live in Dubbo

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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I Care for Palliative Care - Cancer Council NSW Campaign

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.

Palliative Care

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Western Health Alliance Limited Expands Membership

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.

WHAL Members

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Broken Hill premises secured for Far West NSW headspace operations

The Far West headspace youth mental health initiative is a step closer with lead delivery agency Flourish Australia signing a two-year lease to operate from a prominent location in Broken Hill.
headspace Broken Hill will operate from the former Water Board premises at 231 Blende Street.
Photo of youths on a field

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Health Alert: Arbovirus - Information for NSW GPs

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.

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WNSW PHN Welcomes New Staff

Western NSW Primary Health Network welcomes two new staff members to their Service Development and Performance Team.
Jim Herbert - Mental Health Manager
Kim Whiteley - Aboriginal Health Manager

Jim Herbert & Kim Whiteley

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New Aboriginal Health Service Program Launches

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.

IHSS Maari Ma Bila Muuji

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Far West Outreach Pain Management Education and Service

A new specialist pain management service has commenced in Broken Hill, providing outreach support including telehealth, multi-disciplinary support and General Practice site visits.

Pain management specialist

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