Healthy Weight Initiative makes funding available to improve the health of our communities

Tuesday 5 Mar 2019

Across Australia, two in three adults and one in four children are either overweight or obese. Rates of overweight and obesity are higher in rural and regional areas compared to metropolitan areas. As part of the PHN's Healthy Weight initiative we are allocating funding to support community groups and LGAs implement initiatives that will help people reach a healthy weight and reduce their risk of chronic disease.“Research shows that tackling ob...

Funding to support people navigate our health system

Thursday 28 Feb 2019

The impact of poverty, poor housing, environmental influences and social factors on health outcomes are being recognised via three 12 month pilots to help vulnerable communities navigate the health system. The PHN wants to encourage and enable local health providers in our region to trial new approaches that can help people navigate the increasing complexity of our health system. As such we are providing funding for suitable organisations to pa...

Funding Changes and Redesign of Primary Mental Health Care Services

Wednesday 27 Feb 2019

Over the past 12 months HNECC PHN has been redesigning two programs, the Primary Mental Health Care (formerly known as ATAPS) and Mental Health Nurse Incentive Programs.   The redesign has incorporated a selective review of the literature, documentation of models of care in other regions across Australia, and a wide consultation process with clinicians, consumers and their carers, and local community members via face to face workshops and online...

Support for people with a severe mental health condition not covered by the NDIS

Tuesday 26 Feb 2019

In response to community concerns that many people with a severe mental health condition would not be covered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme the Australian Government has committed $80 million over four years to the National Psychosocial Support (NPS) measure. “The funding will assist those people who are not eligible for the NDIS due to the episodic nature of their illness but do experience periods of significantly reduced psychoso...

New Mobile Aged Care X-Ray Service celebrates milestone

Friday 15 Feb 2019

Residential aged care facility patients on the Coast are being spared unnecessary visits to local hospital emergency departments thanks to a new mobile X-ray service. The service has been jointly funded by Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) and the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network. CCLHD Chief Executive Dr Andrew Montague and Primary Health Network CEO Richard Nankervis met today to celebrate 500 visits to re...

EVENTS & EDUCATION
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2019 AAPM Webinar Series
Thu, 14 Mar, 2019 12:00 AM -
Thu, 05 Dec, 2019 12:00 AM
$40 - $80 for single webinar
The 2019 AAPM Webinar Series offers 20 one-hour online seminars that you can watch from the comfort of your home or office via your computer, tablet or phone. Sessions will cover a variety of topics to assist you and your team in the day-to-day practice activities.
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HEALTHY KIDS BUS STOP: Inverell, Ashford and Tingha
Tue, 19 Mar, 2019 9:00 AM -
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 5:00 PM
41 Swanbrook Rd. Inverell
Free
The Healthy Kids Bus Stop is a FREE child health check and pathway to care program for children aged 3-5 years old. The program includes:  A comprehensive child health check  Hearing check  Vision check  Fine and gross motor skill assessment  Speech assessment  Food and Nutritional asse...
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National Forum on Doctors' Wellness
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Airport Drive Tullamarine, VIC
$25 - $80
The Forum from 8.30am-2.30pm is for doctors, specialist colleges, medical associations, hospital and health services, medical students, medical education providers, medical defence organisations and others with a keen interest in doctors' health to participate in an open and frank conversation that ...
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Central Coast - Healthy Weight Initiative
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 6 PM - 9 PM
12 Mingara Dr Tumbi Umbi, 2261
FREE
The Healthy Weight Initiative is an innovative approach to weight management and lifestyle modification in Primary Care, which utilises a unique, online information sharing and data collection platform. This initiative is being implemented by the HNECC Primary Health Network across the region to add...
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Tamworth - Medical Management and Psychosocial Response to Sexual...
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Tamworth Hospital Dean St Tamworth, 2340
FREE
Registration and dinner from 6:30pm, education starts at 7pm. Hunter New England Local Health District is presenting a series of three Sexual Assault General Practice Education sessions for the New England North West Region to be held in Tamworth. The first in the series will detail best practice m...
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Maitland Breast Cancer & Renal Cyst Management and Referral - A l...
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Banks Street East Maitland, 2320
FREE
GPs and Registrars are invited to attend an education update on Breast and Renal Cancer, presented by local specialists Dr Avi Raman, Urologist and Transplant Surgeon, from Raman Urology, and Dr Rob Paterson, Medical Oncologist, from Hunter Valley Oncology. Sponsored by Mundipharma. Program 6:30pm: ...