Mental Health First Aid for patients, families and carers

Thursday 20 Jun 2019

Managing patients with mental health issues is a common recognised challenge for Australian GPs. For families and carers of someone with a mental health issue, living with them, working with them or caring for them can be extremely difficult and exhausting. Mental Health First Aid is a perfect resource that you can recommend in just these circumstances. Information is available in a range of languages, and they also have specific resources for so...

Referrals to PHN-funded Primary Mental Health Services

Tuesday 18 Jun 2019

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) has commissioned a new access and referral service to improve and increase the levels of support for patients eligible to receive funded primary mental health care services. The new access and referral service will start from July 1, 2019 and will be provided by a consortium of locally-based and experienced primary care providers. Central Coast - Central Coast Primary Car...

New National Action Plan for Pain Management

Tuesday 18 Jun 2019

Chronic pain can have a devastating impact on individuals, their families, workplaces and the community, often contributing to problems including; opioid dependency, depression, loss of income and increased risk of suicide. With at least one in five Australians living experiencing chronic pain today, it is an escalating health issue and carries a significant economic burden in lost productivity and health costs. The newly-released National Strate...

The disease burden of overweight, obesity and poor diet

Monday 17 Jun 2019

Overweight and obesity is responsible for 8.4% of the total burden of disease in Australia, representing the impact of people dying early and living with illness due to conditions caused by excess weight. This represents the impact of people dying early and living with illness due to conditions caused by excess weight, which was surpassed only by smoking (9.3%) as a modifiable risk factor for ill health. Read more in the newly launched Obesity Ev...

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.

EVENTS & EDUCATION
JUN
27
Central Coast Clinical Coding Education Day
Thu, 27 Jun, 2019 12 AM - 11:18 AM
Wallarah Bay
$0 – $132
Clinical Coding Education Day Come and network with Clinical Coders from across the Central Coast and regional areas. The day will include professional updates for ICD-10-AM 11th edition, a 3M Codefinder update and relevant clinical updates. The day is presented at the beautiful Wallarah Bay ...
JUN
29
North Sydney - ASHM Hepatitis C New Treatment Course
Sat, 29 Jun, 2019 9:30 AM - 4 PM
17 Blue St, North Sydney
FREE
This course is designed to strengthen the capacity of clinical staff working in primary care settings to effectively test for, treat and manage hepatitis C. Part 1 consists of an eLearning component and part 2 consists of an interactive face-to-face workshop utilising experts in hepatitis C treatme...
JUL
2
Tamworth Mastermind Meeting -Substance Use in Pregnancy and Paren...
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019 6 PM - 7 PM
Parry House Peel St Tamworth, 2340
FREE
Here is your friendly reminder that it’s time to book in for our Mastermind Meeting. Substance Use in Pregnancy and Parenting Service (SUPPS)—Tamworth (HNELHD)  Navigating Referral Pathways  Knowledge of SUPPS Team Members and services provided  Awareness of SUPPS Vision and Mission partnering with...
JUL
2
Singleton - Workplace Support Skills Training
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019 6 PM - 9:30 PM
49 Castlereagh Street Singleton, 2330
A$50.00
This dinner & education session is primarily aimed at practice administration/managers and nurses. Registration from 6pm, dinner & education from 6:30pm. Do you come across distressed people at work?Would you like to deal more effectively with stressed patients and difficult conversations?Want to kn...
JUL
3
Moree - Everything you need to know about Stoma & Ostomy Care
Wed, 03 Jul, 2019 1:45 PM - 4 PM
Balo Street Moree, 2400
FREE
Are you caring for patients with a stoma, then this education is for you. Please join us for education on the types of stomas, care of stomas, tips and tricks. What to do when things go wrong.
JUL
3
Inverell Paediatric Morbidity & Mortality Meeting July
Wed, 03 Jul, 2019 6 PM - 8 PM
Inverell Hospital Swanbrook Road Inverell, 2360
FREE
Learning outcomes: By the end of this activity participants will be able to: Identify safety issues in paediatric patient care related to escalation  for transfer to a higher level. Evaluate the effective strategies for communicating with consultant paediatricians at level 4 and 5 centres to provid...