Free Healthdirect marketing resources available for Practices and Pharmacies

Healthdirect Australia offers a range of free resources designed to support healthcare professionals and empower patients in managing their health effectively.
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GP Bulk Billing and MyMedicare on the rise

Data in this week shows that general practice bulk billing, along with MyMedicare participation for practices and Australians are on the rise.

General Practice bulk billing rates have increased nationally by 3.4% over the last 7 months since triple bulk billing changes came into effect on 1 November 2023. This amounts to two million additional bulk billed visits for Australians.

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New Yellow Envelope Now Available to Order

The Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) has released the 2nd edition of the Yellow Envelope, an initiative designed to ensure seamless and safe transfer for aged care residents moving in and out of hospitals.
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The Wholesome Collective hosts cooking and nutrition classes for flood-affected communities

This month, The Wholesome Collective ran a series of cooking and nutrition classes in the towns of Forbes, Parkes, Wellington, Canowindra, Eugowra, and Molong. Funded by the WNSW PHN Community Wellbeing grants, these classes were delivered to support communities affected by the 2022 floods, helping residents increase their wellbeing and community spirit through nutrition and healthy eating.
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Streamline Your Health Care Information Management with Provider Connect Australia™ – Webinar Information Session Invitation

In the dynamic landscape of the health care industry, communicating with multiple business partners about the changes of your health organisation’s details can be an administrative burden. However, with the Australian Digital Health Agency’s (ADHA) Provider Connect AustraliaTM (PCATM) service, health care organisations such as general practices and pharmacies can streamline information management.

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Virtual Care Grants for Aged Care Homes

WNSW PHN delivered a second and final round of the $10K Telehealth Support Grant for Residential Aged Care Homes (RACH's) in late 2023 to facilities who hadn’t participated in first round grants . A total of 76%  (39 out of 51) RACHs applied for and received the Telehealth Support Grant with approximately a quarter of all RACHs in Western and Far West NSW not applying for the telehealth support grant for different reasons.

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Provider Connect Australia™ – helping healthcare providers stay connected

As the end of the financial year approaches, everyone becomes busy and the paperwork starts to mount up. Keeping your business details up-to-date doesn’t have to become a paper burden anymore.
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New mental health services for Western NSW

The Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is pleased to advise that the new Medicare Mental Health Centres in Dubbo NSW and Bathurst NSW will be delivered by Stride Mental Health, along with partners Clarity Health Care and Wellways, from November 2024.
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Expressions of Interest open - Suicide Prevention Capacity Building Program

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is pleased to partner with the Black Dog Institute to deliver a Suicide Prevention Capacity Building Program in the Western NSW region, and form a Western Area Collaborative Group. The program will commence in mid to late July 2024.

We are inviting expressions of interest from key stakeholders in the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) region to build shared suicide prevention capacity across the region.

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