Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information

Tuesday 7 Jul 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 ...

Support for Bushfire Affected Communities.

Tuesday 7 Jul 2020

The stress of experiencing something such as a bushfire can leave people at a higher risk of developing depression or anxiety, even if they are not directly dealing with loss of property and/or possessions. Our new Bushfire Support web page has a wide range of information, resources and links available to access mental health, welfare and other support services. If you require immediate support, contact: In an emergency Triple 000 (Ambulan...

Mental health of young Australians impacted by COVID-19

Monday 15 Jun 2020

New research recently released from headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation shows young Australians are fearful and uncertain for their future as a result of COVID-19. A national survey of 2,208 young people aged 15-25 and 2,164 parents of young people aged 12-25 conducted at the height of the COVID-19 lockdown in Australia showed 40% of young respondents felt that the pandemic had impacted their confidence to achieve future goals. Alar...

COVID-19 Impact Survey Results

Friday 12 Jun 2020

Thank you to those who participated in last month's COVID-19 impact survey. The results provided an insight to how the pandemic has affected primary care across the Hunter, New England and Central Coast regions. The purpose of the survey was to: Understand the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on activity levels in the workplace, including staffing levels Inform the direction of continued support from the PHN on telehealth implementation, inclu...

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 availa...

EVENTS & EDUCATION
JUL
10
VIRTUAL COVID-19 CONFERENCE
Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 9:00 AM -
Sat, 11 Jul, 2020 5:00 PM
TBC
The International AIDS Society (IAS) will host a virtual COVID-19 Conference on breaking COVID-19 research, policy analysis and frontline experience on the final day of AIDS 2020: Virtual The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global emergency that has now infected more than 3 million p...
JUL
13
Gosford Nurses' Conference
Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 9:00 AM -
Tue, 14 Jul, 2020 5:00 PM
TBA
$629.00
This general nurses’ conference is an ideal way for you to update your knowledge about a range of nursing topics each year. Book your place at this upcoming conference and: Keep up-to-date Network, share experiences, and connect with like-minded colleagues Help meet your CPD requirements Enric...
JUL
14
Changes to the National Immunisation Program 2020
Tue, 14 Jul, 2020 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Online event
FREE
Livestream for Immunisation Providers
JUL
14
Changes to the National Immunisation Program 2020
Tue, 14 Jul, 2020 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Free
Exciting changes are ahead for the National Immunisation Program from 1 July 2020! Join us for an evening of immunisation updates including an: • Overview of key changes to recommendations for the use of pneumococcal vaccines • Overview of key changes to recommendations for individuals with risk c...
JUL
22
This session will discuss: Why Google My Business is the #1 web presence essential for any local medical practice How you can get more patients with Google My Business 3 simple tips to build your website’s SEO foundations for success (in non-tech language) Q&A with Maz, moderated by Magali De ...
JUL
22
Primary Care, Older Persons and Mental Health
Wed, 22 Jul, 2020 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Free
Through a case based discussion, an interdisciplinary panel of clinical experts will discuss the relationship and interplay between ageing related issues, including but not limited to; mental and physical health, grief, loss and social isolation. The webinar will describe the challenges, merits...