Preparing General Practice for Codeine Up-Scheduling

From 1 February 2018 medicines that contain low-dose codeine will not be available without prescription. Western NSW PHN is offering training opportunities and useful resources to help general practice prepare for these changes.
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Dubbo After Hours Clinic celebrates a decade of service

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Dubbo After Hours GP Clinic, a significant commitment to healthcare for Dubbo and surrounding communities. Marathon Health and the Western NSW Primary Health Network are keen to celebrate the incredible impact the service has had on reducing the burden on the Dubbo Base Hospital Emergency Department.
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ACI Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Network

ACI is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Network, which will work to improve the experience and healthcare of Aboriginal people with a chronic disease in NSW. Find out more about how to join…
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Marrabinya - Extended Referral Criteria

General Practitioners will be pleased to know that Marrabinya recently reviewed and extended its referral criteria to include Aboriginal people experiencing chronic liver disease.
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headspace hits century of centres in Broken Hill

headspace has today reached an exceptional national milestone with the launch of its 100th centre. The National Youth Mental Health Foundation this morning officially opened the doors of its latest centre on Blende Street in Broken Hill.
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Benefits of Telehealth in Residential Aged Care Facilities

The Telehealth in Residential Aged Care Facilities Program (TRAC) has recently been launched in Broken Hill and Dubbo, using video consultations to improve access to health professionals. Dr Ai-Vee Chua of Dubbo Family Doctors provided the first consultation to an aged care resident at Catholic Healthcare Holy Spirit.
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Public Consultation - Secondary use of My Health Record Data

The Commonwealth Department of Health is consulting with the public on how data in the My Health Record system may be used in the future.  Public consultations are being held to give people the opportunity to provide input about who should be able to access My Health Record data, for what purposes and what the oversight arrangements should be.
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Mental Health Month sees the launch of Strong Minds Western NSW

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) has appointed Marathon Health to provide psychological therapy services for under-serviced groups under a new model from the start of next month, with a focus on access and availability.
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A StepCare trial identifying depression & anxiety in the Western NSW PHN region

WNSW Primary Health Network has partnered with Black Dog Institute to rollout a mental health “checkup” service aimed at screening patients for anxiety and depression.
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