Have YOUR say on primary health care

Wednesday 17 Apr 2019

We're looking for individuals who have a keen interest in improving the health of their communities to join our Clinical Councils and Community Advisory Committees.  We have three Clinical Councils and three Community Advisory Committees to cover the following sub-regions: Central Coast Hunter New England Rural Hunter Metropolitan.  What does a Community Advisory Committee do?The Community Advisory Committees provide the PHN Board with a ...

Doctor Wellbeing Forum to discuss mental health & impact of psychological distress

Monday 15 Apr 2019

Being a Doctor can be be a stressful and emotional experience with daily challenges to wellbeing.  The Doctor Wellbeing Forum, to be held at Toronto Workers Club on 15th May, will provide an opportunity to acknowledge and discuss the issues that impact mental health, the barriers to seeking help for mental illness, factors contributing to suicide among doctors, and self care strategies. Click here for more information and to register.

Healthy Weight Initiative Program offered free to practices

Friday 29 Mar 2019

The PHN has developed an innovative program of Weight Management for Primary Care that targets patients at risk of developing chronic disease. The program uses a unique, online platform that has built in health screening, educational and lifestyle  modification tools. It is currently being used in a research trial in more than 20 practices and achieving great results. We are offering the program software licence to an initial group of 100 practic...

Healthy Weight lifestyle grants 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...

EVENTS & EDUCATION
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Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR HLTAID001 (6)
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019 9 AM - 11:30 AM
26 Central Coast Hwy, WEST GOSFORD, NSW
$65
The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course delivers the essential principles, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council.
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Absolute CVD risk - a practical update - Webinar
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 5 PM - 8 PM
Free
The increasing burden of morbidity and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) along with increased healthcare expenditure continues to drive a renewed focus on CVD risk reduction. Modifiable CVD risk factors account for 90% of the risk of myocardial infarction, indicating that CVD i...
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Wound Care Seminar - Navigating Antiseptic Dressings In Primary H...
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
3 Amy Close Wyong, NSW
$55
This seminar will provide attendees with a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Antiseptic Dressings and their role in the treatment and prevention of infection. A range of topics will be covered aimed at offering an evidence based, comprehensive approach to the use of Antiseptic Dressing...
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Central Coast - The ins and outs of Oncology and Urology - a pane...
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 6 PM - 9 PM
Karalta Lane Erina, 2250
FREE
Dinner included GP only event Sponsered by Mundipharma Latest developments in Urology and Ecology Panel of experts   Dr Stephen Ruthven - Urologist – “Topic TBA”   Dr Amy Teh – Radiation Oncologist ROC – “Radiotherapy in Metastatic Prostate Cancer”   Dr Namrata Nayar - Medical Oncologist - Gosford ...
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Central Coast -The ins and outs of Oncology and Urology - a pane...
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 6 PM - 9 PM
Delish Erina
FREE
The ins and outs of Oncology and Urology - a panel of experts”.  Dinner included  Registration  from 6pm Dr Stephen Ruthven - Urologist – “Topic TBA”   Dr Amy The – Radiation Oncologist ROC – “Radiotherapy in Metastatic Prostate Cancer”   Dr Namrata Nayar - Medical Oncologist - Gosford Private Hosp...
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Wound Care Seminar: Navigating Antiseptic Dressings In Primary He...
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 6 PM - 8:30 PM
3 Amy Close, North Wyong, NSW
$55
A range of topics will be covered aimed at offering an evidence based, comprehensive approach to the use of Antiseptic Dressings in the treatment and prevention of infection.