Be Winter well with asthma

Monday 13 May 2019

Many people experience an increase in asthma symptoms and find their asthma harder to control during Winter. Asthma Australia has developed a range of resources on our website to help people with asthma to be Winter well, including a checklist to better manage asthma during this season. Click here to view information and resources.

It's Exercise Your Mood Week, 4-12 May. Take one hour a week to improve your mental fitness

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Exercise Your Mood challenges all Australians to use one hour a week to improve your mental fitness. Why? Because our research shows just one hour of exercise a week helps prevent depression.  Not sure how to get started? Click here for some great tips to help you increase your physical activity and improve your mental health.

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...

EVENTS & EDUCATION
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Colours of Country - an exhibition of Aboriginal Artists
Fri, 24 May, 2019 10:00 AM -
Sun, 02 Jun, 2019 4:00 PM
36 Webb Street, East Gosford
Free
An exhibition of the works of a number of Aboriginal Artists in memory of Sean Lonergan.
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My Health Record for Aged Care - Webinar
Tue, 28 May, 2019 2 PM - 3 PM
Free
This interactive webinar is for Aged Care professionals working in residential aged care or community aged care sectors. The learning outcomes of this webinar will include: • Increased understanding of My Health Record including the stronger privacy laws • How My Health Record may improve outcome...
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Central Coast Let's talk womens health
Tue, 28 May, 2019 6 PM - 9 PM
64 Dover Road Wamberal, 2260
A$37.00
Let’s talk women’s health GP Event Speakers: Kym Collins; Peter Nelmes, Colette Hourigan The aim of this interactive workshop is to review and discuss the management of women’s health problems and discuss emerging issues. Topics covering sexual health, prolapse and bladder issues, contraceptive c...
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Beating Heart Failure Masterclass - Moree
Tue, 28 May, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Balso Street Moree, 2400
FREE
Registration from 6pm, meal & education starts at 6:30pm. BEATING HEART FAILURE    Do you have complex Heart Failure Patients? Would you like expert support in managing your heart failure patients? This Masterclass is part of BEEM-HF a study aiming to improve outcomes for patients following hospit...
MAY
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Armidale - My Health Record Update 2019: Your Questions Answered
Tue, 28 May, 2019 6:30 PM - 9 PM
92-96 Dumaresq St Armidale, 2350
FREE
Registration from 6.30pm, education to begin at 7pm. Presented by the Australian Digital Health Agency, MDA National & HNECC PHN Digital Health Team 2019 My Health Record Q&A All Primary Care Clinicians including GPs, Nurses, Specialists, and Allied Health Professionals are invited to join us for an...
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Business of Medicine Workshop for GPs
Tue, 28 May, 2019 7 PM - 9 PM
109 The Scenic Highway, Terrigal
Free
The aim of this interactive workshop is to address and discuss the following topics: - understanding employee vs contractor - how to structure your business to minimise tax - how to best manage & report your tax obligations - personal and business budgets & cash flow; and - superannuation & per...