02 August 2022

Click here to chose your surveyEvery two years SWSPHN asks GPs, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers to take 15-20 minutes out of their day to complete the General Practice and Primary Care Needs Survey, which is used to shape the future of primary care in South Western Sydney.

 

This is an opportunity for health professionals to share their views on health integration, capacity building, and needs gaps within primary care. Your feedback contributes towards planning for a sustainable primary healthcare workforce, helping healthcare workers and SWSPHN to become empowered to build a healthier South Western Sydney community.

 

Survey takes 15-20 minutes

If you complete only one survey this year, this should be the one.

This survey takes place once every two years and is important for SWSPHN to plan for improved integrated and co-ordinated healthcare services in South Western Sydney.

And the odds of you winning an exciting adventure are pretty good!

 

Win one of three $200 RedBalloon gift cards

One GP, Practice Nurse and Practice Manager practicing within South Western Sydney has the chance to win a $200 RedBalloon gift card. At the end of the survey, you have the option to complete your contact details, which are kept separate from your survey feedback.

Visit RedBalloon to plan your next adventure

 

Take the survey based on your role:

GP Survey

GPs practicing in South Western Sydney, take this survey for your chance to WIN a $200 RedBalloon gift voucher.

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Practice Nurse Survey

Practice Nurses practicing in South Western Sydney, take this survey for your chance to WIN a $200 RedBalloon gift voucher.

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Practice Manager Survey

Practice Managers working in South Western Sydney, take this survey for your chance to WIN a $200 RedBalloon gift voucher.

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Survey results are confidential

All survey responses are anonymous. The contact information you provide for the prize draw is kept separate from the rest of the survey.

 

27 June 2022

General practices are invited to participate in the Activating Primary Care COPD Patients with Multimorbidity (APCOM) Trial.

The APCOM Trial, funded by the Australian Government Medical Research Future Fund, is a primary healthcare implementation research study being conducted by Bond University, University of Queensland, UNSW Sydney, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Wollongong Australia, University of Sydney, Lung Foundation Australia, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, and the RACGP.

The trial aims to improve the quality of life of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other chronic health conditions through an innovative practice nurse-led, tailored self-management program in NSW and Queensland general practices.

A recompense of $500 each will be provided to all participating general practices for recruiting eligible patients for the trial. General practices allocated to the intervention arm of the trial will be provided a payment of $60/hour for the practice nurse’s time towards attending a one-day training workshop and delivery of the self-management program to participating patients in five personalised health coaching sessions.

Find more information

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact the Lead Investigator Professor Nick Zwar at [email protected] or 07 5595 5499, or the trial manager Dr Sameera Ansari at [email protected].

29 November 2021

GPs are advised some of their patients may be invited to participate in the National Health Measures Study, a voluntary biomedical component of the Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study.

Participants will be invited to provide biomedical samples which will be tested for chronic diseases and nutrients biomarkers. These results will help the Australian Bureau of Statistics to better understand the prevalence of major health issues and monitor the effectiveness of national food fortification programs.

 

Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study

The Australian Government Department of Health has commissioned the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to conduct a multi-year Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study (IHMHS) between 2020 and 2023. This is the largest and most comprehensive study of the physical and mental health of Australians ever undertaken. 

 

National Health Measures Study

The National Health Measures Study (NHMS), a voluntary biomedical component of the IHMHS, will start in 2022. This is the second NHMS run by the ABS, with the first in 2011 to 2013. Respondents in the IHMHS will be invited to participate in the NHMS to provide biomedical samples. Participants’ biomedical samples will be tested for chronic diseases and nutrients biomarkers. These results will help the ABS to better understand the prevalence of major health issues and monitor the effectiveness of national food fortification programs.

 

What does it involve?

Consenting participants will be asked to attend a pathology clinic to provide biomedical samples. Children aged five to 11 years will be asked to provide urine samples only, and blood and urine samples from those aged 12 years and over. A parent or guardian will be asked to provide consent for children under 18 years. Participants will receive their biomedical test results from the pathology provider within three weeks of providing samples. Participants may also nominate their health practitioner to receive a copy of their results.

 

How can health practitioners be involved?

Health practitioners may see patients in 2022 to 2023 who have been invited to take part in the NHMS. This presents an opportunity for practitioners to encourage participation in the NHMS and promote the benefits of the biomedical component for the individuals and the community. These benefits range from raising the participant’s awareness of their own health and encouraging preventive healthcare, through to providing objective information about the health of the nation.

The collection will highlight how these data vary for different population groups of interest, allowing health inequalities to be addressed and measure changes in health status over time. Objective national prevalence estimates of biomedical risk factors and some chronic diseases and conditions including high cholesterol and high blood sugar levels, will allow better informed policy decisions to allocate health services for Australians into the future.

 

ABS NHMS Information Session

The ABS will be presenting a virtual information session on NHMS in early 2022. The session outlines the NHMS and possible involvement of health practitioners.

 

Contact the ABS

To express your interest in attending the virtual information session or if you have any questions about the IHMHS and/or the NHMS, contact the ABS via email at [email protected].  

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