09 April 2024

We’re seeking your feedback

SWSPHN is considering creating a toolkit with information about free local exercise and weight management programs, weight management apps, online education and resources, and support to quit smoking and, alcohol and other drug use.

While patients may be advised to lose weight, or to exercise more, perhaps as recommendations of the 40-to-49 or 45-to-49 health assessments, many may not be able to afford to see a dietitian or pay for a gym membership, or they may be unsure of where to start or what options are available to them.

We’d like to hear from GPs and practice nurses about whether this resource would be helpful to your patients.

If a toolkit is of interest, please respond to alyssa.horgan@swsphn.com.au with answers to:

  • would this toolkit be useful?
  • what would you like to see in this toolkit?
  • what would be the best format for the toolkit? (ie HealthPathways, hard copy, PHN website etc)
  • are there other recommendations you make to patients following the 40-to-49 and 45-to-49 health checks which could be included in this guide?
  • any other feedback