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  1. Record crowd expected for Metro North Health Forum

    Exhibition space has sold out and a record number of attendees is expected for this year’s Metro North Health Forum on 19 June 2018 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills. Now in its fifth year,...

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  2. Workshop helps build capacity of consumers 

    In April, Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Service facilitated a joint consumer-led training workshop.

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  3. Non-executive director opportunities available with the PHN

    Brisbane North PHN is seeking two experienced directors to fill one elected and one appointed nonexecutive director positions. Knowledge of the primary health care sector in Brisbane north will be highly regarded.

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  4. Have your say on planning for wellbeing

    Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Service have sponsored the development of a plan to improve mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug treatment services in North Brisbane and...

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  5. COPD project in focus for Lung Health Awareness

    May was Lung Health Awareness Month, presenting an opportunity to reflect on some of the work undertaken to improve lung health across the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.

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  6. Measles alert for Brisbane - 28 May 2018

    A case of measles in a child with possible contacts around Brisbane was diagnosed over the weekend.

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  7. My Health Record improving outcomes for people in palliative care

    Australians are being encouraged to include My Health Record in the discussion of ‘What Matters Most?’ during National Palliative Care Week for 20 -26 May.

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  8. Board Chair backs Minister on flu vax

    GP and Brisbane North PHN Board Chair Dr Anita Green joined with State Health Minister Steven Miles and other senior health figures for an influenza media briefing in late April at the RBWH.

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  9. Local resident and former GP reflects on healthy ageing at 100

    After retiring from medical practice at 80, former GP and long term resident of North Brisbane George Corones couldn’t imagine slowing down, instead diving head first into competitive swimming.

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  10. Metro North Health Forum exhibitors announced

    It is now less than a month until we welcome attendees to the Metro North Health Forum. This is your opportunity to learn how the PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Service are working together to connect and...

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  11. NDIS events popular with local GPs

    Over 140 GPs have now attended information evenings hosted by the PHN in readiness for the National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout commencing in our region from 1 July 2018. 

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  12. My Health Record opt out period announced

    Every Australian will be offered a My Health record, unless they choose not to have one during the three month opt out period that will run from 16 July to 15 October 2018.

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  13. EOI for My Health for Life providers now open

    Brisbane North PHN is currently promoting expressions of interest for providers to deliver the My Health for life evidence-based lifestyle modification program in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.

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  14. PHN responds to anti-vax misinformation

    In response to the recent circulation of dangerous anti-vaccination misinformation to households in Brisbane’s northwestern suburbs, Brisbane North PHN has re-launched its Medical Mums media campaign.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Inaugural GP breakfast – great success

    ​As 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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