Diabetes workshop held for Practice Nurses - 4th April 2018
South Western Sydney PHN, in partnership with the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Translational Research Unit (DOMTRU) and SWSLHD, held its first Practice Nurse education session for 2018.
GPs urged to utilise after hours services across region - 4th April 2018
After hours services commissioned by South Western Sydney PHN are now operating weeknights, weekends and public holidays in Campbelltown, Liverpool, Fairfield, Bankstown and Bowral.
Local services to support culturally diverse communities impacted by drugs and alcohol - 4th April 2018
DAMEC, the Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre, works to reduce the harm associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs within culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Measles alert in Fairfield and Liverpool - 4th April 2018
NSW Health has issued an urgent measles alert for the local region after two infants were diagnosed with the disease. The infants developed measles shortly after returning from south Asia and have visited two general practices in Fairfield and Liverpool and The Children's Hospital at Westmead. GPs are urged to be alert for symptoms. The two infants are isolated in hospital and responding to treatment. These bring to four the number of cases notified in NSW in March.
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New National Bowel Cancer Screening Program test kit now available - 4th April 2018
A new immunochemical faecal occult blood test (iFOBT) kit, and associated pathology service, has been introduced into the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program this year. The program is a population-based screening program aiming to detect bowel cancer early and reduce the number of deaths each year from the disease. Eligible people aged 50 -74 years are invited by mail to complete a test kit at home and send it to the program’s pathology laboratory for analysis. There is no cost involved.
Quality Improvement opportunity targeting chronic kidney disease - 4th April 2018
South Western Sydney PHN, in conjunction with Kidney Health Australia, invites GPs to participate in the Quality Improvement in Primary Care Program (QIPC) targeting Chronic kidney disease (CKD) as one of the key clinical focus areas.
BreastScreen NSW ‘Not in My Family’ Campaign - 22nd March 2018
Not In My Family’ is a mass media campaign developed by BreastScreen NSW to increase breast participation in breast screening in NSW. The campaign features the thought-provoking message - 9 out of 10 women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history
Website: BreastScreen NSW
You can prevent human papilloma virus (HPV) related cancers and diseases by vaccination - 22nd March 2018
The HPV vaccine prevents seven HPV types that cause several cancers, including cervical cancer in females, vaginal and vulval cancers in females, anal cancer in females and males, throat cancers in females and males, and penile cancer in males. The HPV vaccine also protects against two HPV types that cause genital warts in both males and females.
2018 Kidney Health Week - 7th March 2018
GPs are encouraged to raise awareness on kidney health during Kidney Health Week, 5 – 11 March 2018 with patients who are at risk of developing chronic kidney disease including those with diabetes, high blood pressure, established cardiovascular disease, family history of kidney failure, individuals are overweight or obese, smoke, have a history of acute kidney injury, are 60 plus years or are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
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After hours medical care services now open in South Western Sydney - 7th March 2018
South Western Sydney PHN has commissioned four providers to deliver after hours GP care across the region on weeknights, weekends and public holidays.
Website: Media Release

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