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Immunisation Data Quality resource
A new resource developed by the PHN Immunisation Support Program provides information and advice about the importance of data quality when recording and transmitting vaccination encounters in practice software and on the AIR.
Stay well with asthma this winter
Help your patients stay well with asthma this winter and register for your free Asthma Health Professional Pack. Many people experience an increase in asthma symptoms and find their asthma harder to control during winter.
Many Australians are worried about increased household drinking during COVID-19
A recent poll by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) found that 20% of Australians have purchased more alcohol than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, 70% are drinking more than normal and 33% are now using alcohol daily.
caring@home resources for services during COVID-19
To assist clinical service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, caring@home has produced augmented caring@home packages for carers. These include an emergency COVID-19 pack to support home-based care and help limit risks of community COVID-19 transmission. The packages are funded by the Australian Government.
COVID-19 resources for people with disability
Many people with disability, families and service providers are very concerned about the outbreak of COVID-19. Some people with disability are more at risk of developing a serious infection. Many people are worried about being able to access essential disability and medical services. Help is available.
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in accessing aged care
All Australians have the right to access health care that meets their cultural and linguistic needs, but for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, there are challenges in accessing culturally safe aged care. This is especially true for those living in remote and very remote areas.
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update
COORDINARE is commencing a regular COVID-19 update to support general practice with provision of key information. As the situation is changing rapidly, rather than author new content that may become quickly out of date, COORDINARE’s approach will be to provide authoritative web links.
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Health professionals can keep up to date with the latest information on the new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in NSW via the NSW Health website, including the latest advice for health professionals. For the latest national information on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health website.
New Home Care toolkit to support people at end of life
Does your service have systems in place to meet the aged care standards relating to end of life care and advance care planning? Do you have quality improvement processes for end of life care?
The End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) website contains a Home Care toolkit developed by…
Information on the Abortion Law Reform Act
On 2 October 2019 the Abortion Law Reform Act 2019 commenced. A copy of the Act can be accessed here.
New My Health Record resources for practice managers
Since February 2019, My Health Record has expanded to every 9 out of 10 Australians having access to their own online health records. My Health Record can contain information such as Share Health Summaries, Hospital Discharge Summaries, Prescription and Dispense information, as well as Pathology and Diagnostic Reports.
New Healthy Kids resources available
New resources are now available on the Healthy Kids for Professionals website.
Update on disability-related health supports and the NDIS
As of 1 October 2019, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is including disability-related health supports in participant National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plans as evidence indicates the need for their inclusion. Consumers who meet criteria for the NDIS, who have a health need related to their disability (e.
GPs can help people understand and access the NDIS
Helping people to understand the NDIS can be really important, particularly for those who have limited community connections and support.
Assessing capacity for work of patients with a psychological condition
GPs and practice nurses play a critical role in helping people with ill health or injury to recover and participate in work. To support this role, Comcare has produced a new video for GPs and nurses on assessing capacity for patients with a psychological condition.
May is Medication Dependence Prevention Month
This month is Medication Dependence Prevention Month, raising awareness about preventing medication harms and finding community support. At the moment, more Australians are dying due to the use of some pain and sedative medications than on our roads. This is a health crisis we have the power to prevent.
Free From Stigma (FFS!) campaign for lung cancer awareness
Did you know that 1 in 5 lung cancer patients receive no treatment?
Lung cancer research is massively underfunded in Australia.
Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website
NCIRS in partnership with The University of Sydney has recently published the Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website for parents and carers. SKAI provides a communication system and suite of resources for healthcare workers and parents/carers of babies and young children designed to support conversations about childhood vaccination.
National Close the Gap Day
Today is National Close the Gap Day, raising awareness about how we can achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Heart Foundation launches online Heart Age Calculator
In an effort to get more people thinking about their personal risk of heart disease, the Heart Foundation has launched a new Heart Age Calculator located on the Heart Foundation’s website.