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  1. PHN responds to anti-vax misinformation

    ­­­World Immunisation Week (24 - 30 April 2018) In response to the recent circulation of dangerous anti-vaccination misinformation to households in Brisbane’s northwestern suburbs, Brisbane North PHN...

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  2. Emergency Department Clinical Notes in The Viewer from Health Provider Portal

    An issue has been identified with Clinical Notes received from the Emergency Department Information System (EDIS). This problem could potentially result in inaccurate information being displayed in The Viewer through the...

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  3. GPs with Special Interest – positions available

    In 2018, Metro North HHS is expanding new models of care. Under the guidance of a Specialist, a range of innovative service delivery models can be delivered to patients in a safe, more timely and cost-effective manner in...

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  4. Surveys reveal high praise for GOAS project

    Feedback from consumers and service providers who have used the Geriatric Outreach Assessment Service (GOAS) has been overwhelmingly positive, according to the six-month project review. The GOAS provides a specialised...

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  5. GPs flock to the PHN's first NDIS event

    Almost 80 GPs and practice nurses attended Brisbane North PHN’s first information evening about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on Tuesday 6 February 2018. From July 2018, the NDIS will become...

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  6. Expression of interest - Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinical Governance Reference Group

    Brisbane North PHN (the PHN) is seeking expressions of interest for to join the Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinical Governance Reference Group. The reference group provides advice to various PHN managers and...

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  7. COPD project continues to roll out in 2018

    Following on from successful events held in 2017, Brisbane North PHN is again organising a series of educational workshops in 2018 for GPs and practice nurses as part of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)...

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  8. GPs and pharmacists invited to complete My Health Record awareness survey

    The Australian Digital Health Agency is seeking GPs and pharmacists to complete a baseline survey to understand current health provider awareness of the My Health Record System. The results of this survey will support...

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  9. Dr Anita Green re-elected for another term as Board Chair

    Highly regarded general practitioner Dr Anita Green will continue in her role as Brisbane North PHN’s Board Chair, following the company’s 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and subsequent Board meeting...

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  10. New five year healthcare plan for older people

    Brisbane North is home to a diverse and growing community aged 65 and over, many of whom are living longer and enjoying a healthier and more independent old age than ever before. Equally, a growing number of older people...

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  11. Parenting program aims to outshine postnatal depression and anxiety

    Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week (12-18 Nov 2017) A free mental health program currently being trialled in North Brisbane aims to reveal if a peer-led group model could deliver improved health outcomes for...

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  12. Home exercise cuts healthcare need among elderly

    ­­­A simple home exercise program for older people could dramatically lower their reliance on healthcare services, according to the results of an Australian-first trial. In the 18-week trial, trained personal...

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  13. Measles alert for Brisbane and Gold Coast areas

    Metro North Public Health Unit has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in traveller from Victoria. The person with measles was infectious while in Brisbane between 22 and 30 September, including Brisbane...

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  14. New Chief Executive for Metro North HHS

    The appointment of Mr Shaun Drummond as Metro North Hospital and Health Service (HHS) Chief Executive will provide the experience needed to maintain momentum on key healthcare reform projects, says Brisbane North PHN...

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  15. Peaks take a stand on marriage equality

    Health and medical peak organisations have come out in favour of a yes vote in the Marriage Law Postal Survey. The AMA and the Australian Health and Hospitals Association (AHHA) joined a growing number of healthcare...

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  16. Review of health priorities

    Brisbane North PHN is seeking feedback to help us continue to understand the health needs of our region. The PHN identified a number of health priorities in 2015. These health priorities are: potentially preventable...

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  17. Public Consultation: Infant Pneumococcal Vaccination Schedule Recommendations

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to the infant pneumococcal vaccination schedule recommendations in The Australian Immunisation Handbook...

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  18. NewAccess launched by beyondblue

    Breakthrough mental health support for Brisbane North communities A BREAKTHROUGH mental health coaching program is now available in Brisbane’s north for people experiencing early signs of anxiety and depression....

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  19. On-call medical support for aged care facilities

    A new medical outreach service will help elderly aged care residents in Chermside and surrounding suburbs avoid unnecessary trips to the Emergency Department. Under the trial, General Practitioners (GPs) and residential...

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  20. Metro North Health Forum: Talking 'bout a revolution, or evolution

    Brisbane's premier healthcare event challenges conventional thinking. Boasting an impressive line-up of presenters and arguably its most diverse program to date, the annual Metro North Health Forum was the place to...

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  21. Inaugural GP breakfast – great success

    ‚ÄčAs a prelude to this year’s Metro North Health Forum, more than 80 GPs and practice managers were treated to presentations on New Zealand’s medical home model and joint initiatives that support local GPs...

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  22. GPs can access a Statement of Choices from the Health Provider Portal

    As part of advance care planning, patients can choose to complete a Statement of Choices, which can be accessed across health sectors in Queensland after the launch of the Health Provider Portal on Wednesday, 28 June...

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  23. New Health Provider Portal gives GPs access to patient records

    From Wednesday 28 June 2017, Queensland’s GPs have secure online access to their patients’ Queensland Health records through the Health Provider Portal. This read-only online access allows Queensland GPs to...

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  24. Jeff Cheverton Memorial Scholarship 2018

    About the scholarship The Jeff Cheverton Memorial Scholarship has been established by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), together with Brisbane North Primary Health Network (PHN) and North...

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  25. After hours campaign provides emergency alternatives

    Brisbane North PHN will this week re-launch the Emergency Alternatives emergency department (ED) avoidance advertising campaign, building on the success of the campaign during winter last year. A survey of 300 people...

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  26. Primary health budget measures welcomed

    ­­­Brisbane North PHN welcomes health announcements from the 2017-18 Federal Budget that will contribute to ensuring people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region receive the right care, in the right...

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  27. Brisbane River contamination event

    On 10 April 2017, around 22,000 litres of aqueous firefighting foam (AFFF) containing and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) was accidentally released in a Brisbane airport hangar. QANTAS reported that some of the AFFF...

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  28. Doctor Dad joins Medical Mums immunisation campaign

    Trust is essential when persuading vaccine-hesitant parents and, recognising that fathers also make decisions about immunising their children, Brisbane North PHN’s annual childhood immunisation campaign now...

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  29. Palliative care resources launched for GPs in North Brisbane and Moreton Bay

    New online resources launched by Brisbane North PHN in collaboration with the Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE) are now available to support local GPs to access palliative care support for their...

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  30. $23.5m to continue vital mental health reform

    The next step in Brisbane North PHN’s plan to reform mental health in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region has begun. Funding worth $23.5 million over two years will be given to local agencies to extend their...

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  31. Applications close this Monday for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Medical Program

    Brisbane North PHN is sharing this information on behalf of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Medical Program. On 4 April 2018, over 6600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will converge on the Gold...

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  32. Community control remains key to closing the gap

    National Close the Gap Day 2017 As the Close the Gap campaign enters its second decade, Brisbane North PHN Chief Executive Abbe Anderson has praised the work of local Aboriginal community controlled health services....

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  33. Health Alliance to bridge primary care and hospital gap

    South East Queenslanders will have better access to healthcare thanks to a new Metro North Hospital and Health Service and Brisbane North PHN Health Alliance. The Alliance, a partnership between Brisbane North PHN and...

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  34. Funding boost for local drug treatment services

    More drug and alcohol treatment services are available in North Brisbane for people who need support to overcome methamphetamine (ice) and other forms of substance dependence. An additional $5 million in Federal funding...

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  35. Brisbane North PHN farewells Board Chair

    Former President of the RACGP, Professor Claire Jackson, has stepped down today as a Director and Chair of Brisbane North PHN to focus on the establishment of the new UQ MRI Centre for Health System Reform and...

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  36. Screening tests for patients of Gap Free Smile dental practice, Carina

    Patients of Gap Free Smile dental practice at 2/787 Old Cleveland Road, Carina, have been advised by Queensland Health to seek testing for blood-borne viruses. Assessments by Queensland Health and the Office of the...

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