Despite the significant reduction in smoking rates across NSW, tobacco remains the largest cause of preventable disease and death in NSW. Take one small step to make one big difference - 22nd February 2018
Despite the significant reduction in smoking rates across NSW, tobacco remains the largest cause of preventable disease and death in NSW.
Website: Cancer Institute
Changes to the Australian Immunisation Register - 7th February 2018
On 16 August 2017, changes were made to the Australian Immunisation Register and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 to allow additional doctors to notify a medical exemption to vaccination to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
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EPIP Payment to Be Released - 7th February 2018
The Department of Health has recently reviewed the ePIP compliance activity undertaken in relation to the August to October 2017 quarter and the data issue that has affected some practices.
Free Smoking Cessation Training for GPs - 7th February 2018
In South Western Sydney an estimated 13.7 per cent of adults are regular smokers, compared to the Sydney average of 11 per cent. As South Western Sydney PHN is committed to improving the health of South Western Sydney, we are hosting FREE smoking cessation training for GPs, nurses and allied health professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of the community within our region.
GP Profile: Dr Ziad Basyouny - 7th February 2018
Dr Basyouny has been practising medicine for 14 years and wanted to become a GP five years ago. Read more about Dr Basyouny’s experiences, passion and goals for the future
New Medicare Overview in My Health Record - 7th February 2018
Recent updates in some clinical software now provides access to additional documents in a patient’s My Health record including a Medicare Overview.  The Medicare Overview documents provide an overview of Medicare-sourced information stored in an individual’s My Health Record and includes: Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) claims history;
Online Training for My Health Record Now Available - 7th February 2018
The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has recently updated the My Health Record online training modules for pharmacists and GPs. This would be handy for those staff members who are unable to make our CPD events or wish to supplement their understanding with the online learning modules
Palliative Care Clinicians Wanted for Study - 7th February 2018
Researchers from Western Sydney University and South Western Sydney Local Health District/Ingham Institute are conducting a research study to develop and implement a palliative oral health (PALLIOH) referral pathway to improve the oral health and quality of life of palliative care patients in South Western Sydney.
Impress Study Seeks Participants - 1st February 2018
The University of Wollongong Graduate School of Medicine and School of Nursing is seeking GPs and Practice Nurses to participate in the Improving Blood Pressure Control in Primary Care (ImPress) study.
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ACON’s Substance Support Service - 25th January 2018
ACON’s Substance Support Service was awarded funding from South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN) to deliver psychosocial treatment for LGBTIQ people wishing to address their alcohol and other drug use.

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