GP Profile - Dr Wathik Nashmi - 2nd August 2018
This month we profile Dr Wathik Nashmi. Dr Nashmi has more than 20 years experience in emergency medicine, he decided to become a GP eight years ago, read more about Dr Nashmi's medical career, interests and passions in life....
A NSW Quitline referral can reduce risk for your patients with diabetes – take one small step to reduce diabetes risk - 1st August 2018
Smoking is a significant risk factor for developing diabetes. Research has shown that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is 30-40% higher for active smokers than non-smokers, with second-hand smoke also associated with higher risk.
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Indexation for standard GP consultations and specialist attendances - 1st August 2018
In the 2017-18 Budget, the Government announced it would commence indexation in a phased approach under the Guaranteeing Medicare — Medicare Benefits Schedule — indexation measure.
Information for GPs about Clinic Referrals - 1st August 2018
Liverpool Hospital has recently commenced a full General Medicine Service in addition to its other specialty services, and now provides an outpatient clinic in General Medicine. This is located on the ground floor (Specialist Clinic Ground E), with access, via steps or ramp, direct from Elizabeth Street. There is short-term parking nearby on Elizabeth Street for patient drop-off.
Introducing the state compliance unit - 1st August 2018
NSW Industrial Relations NSWIR regulates the Long Service Leave Act 1955, the Retail Trading Act 2008, the Entertainment Industry Act 2013, the Local Government Awards, the Taxi industry and other Transport Industry Contract determinations.
There have been a small number of case reports of significant lead blood levels in excess of 100?g/dL in New South Wales and Victoria that are believed to be a result of lead-contaminated opium products
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Mental health Literacy part of Primary Care eLearning - 1st August 2018
The Department of Health funded the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) to undertake a project to improve the mental health literacy and capacity of general practice and primary care nurses.
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My Health Matters: new communication resource for patients with a disability - 1st August 2018
My Health Matters is an Easy Read folder made by people with an intellectual disability for people with disability. By using My Health Matters, your patients will be able to let you know if they are using an app, a picture board, sign language or your voice to communicate.
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My Health Record system security - 1st August 2018
With the My Health Record opt-out period commencing increased attention has been drawn to the security features of the my Health Record system which is managed in line with the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework.
NSW Clinical Guidelines: Treatment of Opioid Dependence 2018 - 1st August 2018
NSW Health provide clinical guidance and policy direction for opioid treatment in NSW. They align with national directions and recommendations and incorporate the latest clinical evidence.
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