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Reviewing and improving after-hours care across the western region

Community members across the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) region are set to receive improved access to after-hours primary health care services in their local area, as part of the Western NSW After Hours Services Project recently commissioned by WNSW PHN, set to run over the coming year.
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Western NSW again leads Australia for the number of immunised 5-years

The Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is pleased with today’s announcement that Western NSW leads the country in the number of fully immunised 5-year olds at 96%, with new data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
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Local solutions for suicide prevention in Lachlan and Weddin

The Western NSW Primary Health Network has responded to an urgent need to address suicide prevention in Lachlan and Weddin Shires. The National Suicide Prevention Trial will provide training and raise awareness in the community to localised strategies for suicide prevention. This program will be delivered by Western Plains Regional Development.


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Additional practitioners can now submit medical exemptions for vaccination

On 16 August 2017 changes were made to the Australian Immunisation Register and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. This means additional practitioners will now be able to notify medical exemptions to immunisation to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
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Health professionals keen to learn about wounds management

More than 150 nurses, aged care workers, doctors, Aboriginal health workers and podiatrists from across the region will attend a sold-out wounds management workshop at the Dubbo RSL this Saturday.
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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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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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