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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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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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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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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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Western NSW Primary Health Network shows what works in delivering effective Aboriginal health services

The AHHA has released a Deeble Institute Evidence Brief on ‘What works’ in partnering to deliver effective Aboriginal health services: the Western New South Wales Primary Health Network experience. The release of the Evidence Brief follows the launch of the region’s Cultural Safety Framework on 18 August in Broken Hill by the Minister for Indigenous Health, Hon. Ken Wyatt, MP.


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Service Mapping for Chronic Care a world-first in Western NSW

WNSW PHN today launched its Integrated Chronic Care Atlas of Dubbo and Coonamble, along with the Integrated Mental Health Atlas of Western NSW. The atlases apply an international methodology to map services and identify gaps in the region. 


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Launch of Cultural Safety Framework to improve health services for Aboriginal People

Western NSW Primary Health Network launches its cultural safety framework on Friday, 18 August in Broken Hill. This framework enables our organisation and service providers to positively influence the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal People.  


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Health alert: warning on viral gastroenteritis

NSW Health is urging the community to wash their hands and stay at home if affected by gastroenteritis, following an increase in viral gastroenteritis notifications and emergency department presentations in hospitals across the state.


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Psychological Therapy Services for under-serviced Groups

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new service provider for the provision of Psychological Therapy Services for under-serviced Groups. From 1 October 2017, Marathon Health will provide services under a new model to those individuals requiring primary mental health care who are not likely to be able to have their needs met through Medicare subsidised mental health services.


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