Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information

Thursday 4 Jun 2020

Coronavirus Update Bulletin The PHN is publishing a regular COVID-19 update specifically for our region. The subscription link can be accessed HERE. There are also a number of resources on the PHN COVID-19 YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYLIST Access up to date clinical advice To provide General Practice with a centralised and single source of daily updated information, the PHN is, through its HealthPathways websites, curating information and advice from ...

New Information Hub for Bushfire Recovery

Thursday 4 Jun 2020

Bushfire Recovery Connect is a new website launched by the National Bushfire Recovery Agency and Services Australia to link the public to the available bushfire recovery services in their area.  People can search for different types of assistance they may need; financial, emotional, accommodation, environmental, physical health, food and household supplies or support for their animals. They are then directed to a range of support services availab...

Changes to opioid prescribing now in place

Wednesday 3 Jun 2020

Several changes to the regulation of the supply of prescription opiods in Australia came into effect on 1 June.  The new rules – including requiring pharmaceutical companies to offer reduced pack sizes and restrictions around prescribing – are part of a range of changes planned for prescription opioid medicines to be phased in. There will also be various changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to support the regulatory changes. The ...

New GP resource - COVID-19 and family violence

Wednesday 3 Jun 2020

The RACGP has created a COVID-19 and family violence support resource to help GPs manage their patients during the pandemic. The impacts of COVID-19 and self-isolation on stress, job losses, financial strain and health concerns are increasing the cases of family violence. GPs play an important role in often being the first point of contact for people who are experiencing family abuse or violence. View the resource

Don't put your health on hold during COVID-19 and beyond

Thursday 14 May 2020

The Australian Digital Health Agency has launched a digital health guide to help Australians find the latest health information and advice about navigating the healthcare system during a time when information overload is widespread. Your practical guide to a healthier future through digital technology provides clear advice to help Australians and their families get healthcare safely as restrictions are eased, with online resources and an easy to...

Live Well. Die Well. Working collaboratively in Palliative Care...
Fri, 05 Jun, 2020 9:00 AM -
Sat, 06 Jun, 2020 5:00 PM
Recommended for nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social work and other allied health workers in palliative care or have an interest in palliative care. Covering the following topics and more: Prognostication End of life law Renal supportive care What’s new in OT and Physio...
Curing Hepatitis C in Primary Care
Sat, 06 Jun, 2020 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Treatment with direct acting antivirals is easier than ever. This course aims to provide general practitioners, nurse practitioners and other prescribing practitioners the skills and confidence to diagnose, assess, manage and treat HCV in primary care. Increasing HCV treatment in primary care is cru...
The Asthma Conference
Tue, 09 Jun, 2020 9:00 AM -
Wed, 10 Jun, 2020 5:00 PM
8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC
Hosted by Asthma Australia, The 2020 Asthma Conference will be unlike any asthma Conference held before. We will leave feeling inspired, energised and challenged to grow our impact on the lives of people with asthma and join a movement to Shift the Dial. It’s time to think differently about asthm...
Manual Handling Safety @ Work – Approaches to prevent injury
Tue, 09 Jun, 2020 9:30 AM - 1 PM
26 Central Coast Highway Gosford, NSW
SafeWork NSW is offering a free information session to help employers better manage hazardous manual tasks using the PErforM (Participative Ergonomics for Manual Tasks) program The session will develop your skills so that you: understand the PErforM program and participative ergonomics unde...
Join Turning Point and No To Violence to discuss working with people who use family violence during COVID-19. Claudia from No To Violence will discuss the common presentations of people who use family violence, specific behaviours and attitudes that you may hear within calls with clients, and best p...
COVID-19: Managing Stress through Resilience & Self Care
Tue, 09 Jun, 2020 6 PM - 7 PM
Online event
This Zoom webinar will address the emotional, financial & physical stressors faced by clinicians.