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  1. Traditional ceremony connects Gubbi Gubbi babies to country

    Last month, 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies and 8 children were welcomed onto Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi country as part of the second annual Wunya Baby to Country Ceremony. 

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  2. Challenge ageism to overcome discrimination, aged care sector told

    Ageism and ageist stereotypes must be acknowledged as commonplace in society as a first step in preventing discrimination against older people.

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  3. A quick PIP QI update

    The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive started on 1 August 2019.

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  4. Campaign addresses barriers to suicide prevention

    Focus group feedback showing low consumer awareness of local suicide prevention services and how to access them has prompted a new digital media campaign.

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  5. Stakeholders progressing important work

    Brisbane North PHN has partnered with five key organisations to further progress Planning for Wellbeing – A Regional Plan for North Brisbane and Moreton Bay focusing on mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol...

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  6. Helping practices meet quality improvement milestones

    Under the PIP QI Incentive, general practices work with their local Primary Health Network (PHN) to undertake continuous quality improvement activities

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  7. Metro North Health Forum speakers set to shine

    This October the annual Metro North Health Forum is set to showcase a range of impressive speakers passionate about healthcare and wellbeing.

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  8. GOAS benefits continue, 12 months on

    The results of the Geriatric Assessment Outreach Service (GOAS) pilot project, announced just over a year ago, have left a lasting legacy for the care of older people in Brisbane North.

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  9. Support for Dementia Action Week

    During this year’s Dementia Action Week, Brisbane North PHN is shining a light on carer support and community awareness activities

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  10. Upskilling the aged care workforce in dementia care

    A project to upskill aged care workers caring for people with dementia has commenced in the Redcliffe Peninsula area. Enhance dementia care in residential aged care facilities (RACF) in Redcliffe Peninsula is one of the...

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  11. Metro North trials new Redbook cover for Indigenous families

    Indigenous babies born in Brisbane north will be able to track their first year of healthcare with a unique record book.

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  12. The importance of recognising frailty in primary care

    ‘Frailty’ is a word that is used a lot when referring to the care of older people

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  13. Keynote speakers announced for this year’s Metro North Health Forum

    The annual Metro North Health Forum is a joint initiative between Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Service highlighting the collaborative work happening at the interface between hospital and primary...

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  14. Community awareness campaigns are starting conversations

    Two community campaigns aimed at starting a conversation around suicide prevention were recently launched as part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial.

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  15. Trailblazer aims to improve Indigenous palliative care access

    Worimi woman Kathryn Hooper is passionate about culturally appropriate palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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  16. Enrolments are high for Health Care Homes trial

    Brisbane North PHN has successfully enrolled 15 practices to participate in the Health Care Homes trial.

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  17. GPs and travellers advised to be aware of MERS

    Metro North Public Health Unit encourages GPs to be aware of the risk of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

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  18. Follow up care for older people who fall at home

    A collaborative pilot project aiming to deliver a more coordinated and responsive approach to the management of older people who fall at home.

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  19. HealthPathways milestone reached with 400 published pathways

    The Brisbane North HealthPathways Program is a joint project between Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

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  20. The PIP Quality Improvement Incentive has started

    From 1 August 2019, general practices participating in quality improvement activities are eligible to receive the PIP Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive payment.

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  21. Enrolments open for medical assisting course

    University of New England Partnerships and Brisbane North PHN are offering the Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting, commencing 3 September 2019.

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  22. GP breakfast briefing

    Now in its third year as part of the Metro North Health Forum, hosted by Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

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  23. Working together to improve care for chronic kidney disease

    In early June, Brisbane North PHN hosted a clinical audit and education evening attended by GPs and practice nurses from six practices in the area.

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  24. Handy hotline for mental health service navigation

    An initiative of Brisbane North PHN, My Mental Health Service Navigators are a small team of health professionals standing by to assist callers to navigate the region’s mental health services.

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  25. The Practice Incentives Program is starting in August 2019

    The PIP QI is a payment to general practices who participate in activities that support continuous quality improvement in patient outcomes.

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  26. RAP formalises commitment to reconciliation

    In June, Aboriginal Elders, Traditional Owners, service providers and community leaders gathered in North Lakes for the launch of Brisbane North PHN’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

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  27. A commitment to quality improvement

    From 1 July 2019, Brisbane North PHN is introducing Enhanced Quality in Practice, a stepped approach to supporting quality improvement in general practice.

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  28. Avoid the crowd and access after hours medical advice from home

    Busy emergency rooms are not always your best option if you are sick or injured after hours.

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  29. Measles alert for Brisbane - 8 July 2019

    A case of measles in a child with contacts in Brisbane was confirmed on 8 July 2019.

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  30. Vital suicide prevention service expanded

    An expansion of The Way Back Support Service in Brisbane North will see people who are discharged from Caboolture Hospital receive personalised support.

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  31. Aged care leadership celebrated

    Board members and executive managers from local community aged care providers gathered recently to recognise the contributions their organisations have made.

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  32. New mental health services in Brisbane North

    Following an invitation to tender process, Brisbane North PHN is excited to announce that a range of new mental health services will roll out from 1 July 2019.

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  33. Partners in Recovery legacy will live on

    In May this year, staff and service providers gathered to celebrate the end of an era as North Brisbane Partners in Recovery initiative wound up.

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  34. Transition funding to bridge the gap for psychosocial support

    The NPS Transition initiative, ensures continuity of support for participants currently accessing a psychosocial service that is due to end on 30 June 2019.

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  35. Training and support to enchance dementia care

    General practices on the Redcliffe Peninsula can now access free training and support to improve the quality of care they provide to patients with dementia. The Dementia Quality Enhancement in Primary Care Project...

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  36. Director opportunities available at Brisbane North PHN

    Partners 4 Health Ltd is seeking experienced directors to fill one elected and two appointed non-executive director positions. 

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  37. Dementia diagnosis on The GP Show podcast

    Recognising, diagnosing and managing dementia in general practice is the topic of an upcoming workshop on Saturday 8 June 2019

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  38. High risk Queenslanders encouraged to get annual flu jab

    Those at high risk of contracting the flu are being advised to get their flu vaccinations now as the number of influenza cases across Queensland increases.

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  39. A visit from future healthcare leaders

    In early May, Brisbane North PHN hosted an education event for a class of health administration students from Papua New Guinea. The students, identified as future leaders of the Papua New Guinea health system, are...

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  40. Metro North Health Forum: Registrations open

    Hosted by Metro North Hospital and Health Service and Brisbane North PHN, the forum program will focus on the theme, Our way to wellbeing. This year’s forum will provide even greater opportunity for engagement,...

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  41. Seasonal influenza vaccine information

    There was an increased incidence of influenza across Queensland over the summer months, due to a mix of virus strains.

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  42. Project Yarn Circle builds connection to culture in Indigenous youth

    The National Suicide Prevention Trial continues to roll out with Indigenous owned mental health organisation, Youth to Knowledge taking its program to students.

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  43. Antenatal pharmacy clinics provide advice for women and GPs

    GPs can refer women who are planning a pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding to Antenatal Pharmacy Clinics.

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  44. Save the date for the Metro North Health Forum

    The 2019 annual Metro North Health Forum hosted by Metro North Hospital and Health Service and Brisbane North PHN will be held on Wednesday 16 October 2019.

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  45. Pledge your commitment to improving healthcare for older people

    Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Services (MNHHS) have been working together to implement a number of initiatives from A five year health care plan for older people who live in Brisbane North...

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  46. Talking through the warning signs of suicide

    A person who is contemplating suicide will sometimes provide warning signs or clues to those around them, including their GP.

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  47. A new look Brisbane MIND model

    From 1 July 2019 Brisbane MIND will change to deliver more targeted and specialist psychological services to people from underserviced population groups.

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  48. Congratulations to Shaun Drummond, Chief Executive of 2019

    The recent Australian Healthcare Week awards have named Chief Executive Shaun Drummond of MNHHS the Australian Healthcare Chief Executive of the year.

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  49. Strengthening communication during clinical handovers

    Ensuring residents of aged care facilities receive best practice clinical handovers is a priority for residential aged care providers and hospital staff.

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  50. Feedback sought on community palliative care

    Brisbane North PHN is conducting a situation analysis of community palliative care in the Brisbane North region and is seeking your feedback.

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  51. Updated dementia directory for Moreton Bay

    A directory of dementia services has been updated as part of a project improving quality of care for people living with dementia in Brisbane North.

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  52. Vaccine myths get Medical Mums makeover

    Dangerous and pervasive myths about childhood vaccines are the subject of a new animation video.

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  53. Help for mothers experiencing postnatal challenges

    The Sunshine Parenting Program is a group for mothers who have infants aged up to 12 months, who are experiencing mild postnatal depression or anxiety symptoms.

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  54. My Health Record now available for nine out of ten of your patients

    Following the conclusion of the opt-out period, records are now available with nine out of ten patients now having a record.

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  55. General practice staff upskill with medical assisting studies

    Enrolments are now open for the next intake of medical assistants, with studies commencing this month for students throughout Queensland.

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  56. New campaign targets vaccination for older people

    Low rates of vaccination for adults aged 65 years and over has prompted a new campaign from Brisbane North PHN.

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  57. We are looking for a nurse network coordinator

    Brisbane North PHN is looking for a nurse to join the existing nurse network coordinator team, which meet locally in the Brisbane North region.

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  58. Talk to your patients about heart health during Heart Week

    Heart Week is an opportunity for health professionals and the Australian public to start a conversation about heart health.

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  59. Clinical leadership underpins Alliance activities

    The Health Alliance recently welcomed GP Dr Kristen Riley and Geriatrician Dr Lucy Dakin to the team supporting the Ageing Well Initiative.

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  60. Palliative care scholarships upskill local nursing workforce

    Two local nurses will complete the Master of Nurse Practitioner program, specialising in palliative care, under a new Brisbane North PHN scholarship initiative.

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  61. Preventing measles in our community

    The Metro North Public Health Unit has received several notifications for measles in 2019.

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  62. Coming soon - Practice Incentives Program quality improvement payment

    The implementation date of the Practice Incentives Program Quality Improvement Incentive (PIP QI) has been revised and will now be rolled out in August 2019.

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  63. Improving the health of children in out of home care in Caboolture

    Brisbane North PHN is working with primary care providers across the Caboolture child safety service centre catchment to strengthen health assessment responses.

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  64. Culture provides context for Federal MP briefing

    A centuries-old stone fish trap near Sandstone Point was the perfect location for a yarn with Federal Member for Longman Susan Lamb MP in February.

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  65. Measles Alert For Brisbane - 25 March 2019

    This public health alert has been shared by Brisbane North PHN on behalf of Metro North Public Health Unit.

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  66. News from Metro North Public Health Unit

    The Metro North Public Health Unit focuses on protecting the community from communicable diseases and other illnesses, as well as promoting health and wellbeing

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  67. Palliative care scholarships upskill local nursing workforce

    Two local nurses will complete the Master of Nurse Practitioner program, specialising in palliative care, under a new Brisbane North PHN scholarship initiative.

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  68. A safe space for mental health distress

    An innovative new community-based model of care supporting people experiencing mental health distress, has commenced in Caboolture and Redcliffe.

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  69. Collaborative improving care for older people

    Residential aged care providers in the Caboolture region have come together to improve the care journey and experience for the growing number of people living in aged care facilities.

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  70. HealthPathways now mobile friendly

    Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Service are adopting a new mobile friendly HealthPathways platform, to ensure users can continue to access valuable pathway information no matter what device they...

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  71. New medical assisting intake commences in April

    Enrolments are now open for the next intake of medical assistants, with studies commencing in April for students throughout Queensland. Brisbane North PHN offers the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Medical...

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  72. Psychological treatment services now available for people living in residential aged care facilities

    RACFs in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region are now able to offer psychological treatment services for their residents.

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  73. A visit from the Shadow State Health Minister

    Introducing the first MP to visit our new Lutwyche office!

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  74. This March wear purple and support epilepsy awareness

    Purple Day is a worldwide campaign dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of epilepsy.

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  75. Focusing on the start of life for children in Caboolture

    A core group of senior representatives from across primary care and hospital and community services has come together united in their focus on improving the health outcomes for children in Caboolture.

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  76. Integrated suicide prevention initiatives aim to save lives

    Minister for Indigenous Health, Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has thanked Brisbane North PHN and its partners for the launch of local initiatives under the National Suicide Prevention Trial targeting high-risk populations in the...

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  77. Prepare for increase in cervical screening enquiries 

    The National Cancer Screening Register has been supporting the renewed National Cervical Screening Program since the commencement of the new HPV-based cervical screening test on 1 December 2017.

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  78. New dementia-friendly home opens in Bray Park

    Wesley Mission Queensland’s newest development, the Clear Mountain cottage at Anam Cara, has recently opened in Bray Park.

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  79. Supporting Neurofibromatosis patients

    Families living with a diagnosis of NF now have greater support following the appointment of an NF Support Coordinator for Qld and NT

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  80. Local doctor receives Order of Australia medal

    Brisbane North PHN Clinicians’ Advisory Group (CAG) member, Dr Greg Thompson has received an Order of Australia medal for 2019.

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  81. New video promotes local mental health services

    Brisbane North PHN has recently produced a video explainer to promote services available through the My Mental Health website.

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  82. Invitation to register for GP to GP referrals

    A Brisbane North HealthPathways initiative GP to GP referrals is an information resource on the HealthPathways website

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  83. Patient information resource now available for those accessing the NDIS

    Late last year Brisbane North PHN was proud to launch an information booklet designed to assist patients accessing the NDIS.

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  84. Smart Referrals coming soon to Queensland

    Smart Referrals will allow those involved in patient care to better manage the patient journey, improve patient safety and more.

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  85. GPs with a special interest project providing timely care

    The Metro North GP with Special Interest Project has recently celebrated a significant milestone.

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  86. Seeking carers input for dementia survey

    Brisbane North PHN is seeking feedback to gain a better understanding about the needs of carers of people with dementia. 

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  87. We're moving!

    Brisbane North PHN’s Lutwyche office is relocating from the ground floor at Lutwyche City Shopping Centre to Level 4.

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  88. Mental health tenders now open

    Brisbane North PHN will soon be releasing two new tenders for the delivery of the following mental health services from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022.

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  89. Information exchange eases the National Disability Insurance Scheme transition

    In late November the Collaboration in Mind partnership hosted an NDIS information exchange, bringing together professionals working with people with severe and complex mental illness.

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  90. Local providers witness positive effects of lifestyle campaign

    Local providers of the healthy lifestyle program My health for life, are witnessing the positive changes experienced by program participants.

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  91. EOI now open for the Brisbane North PHN Clinical Council

    Brisbane North PHN is seeking expressions of interest from Aboriginal health workers and physiotherapists interested in joining the Brisbane North PHN Clinical Council.

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  92. Proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to the maternal pertussis vaccination recommendations.

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  93. Queensland Pelvic Mesh Service to open in 2019

    A specialised service for women with pelvic mesh complications will open on the Gold Coast in the first half of 2019.

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  94. Expressions of interest sought for a GP representative

    Collaboration in Mind is a collaboration with the aim of improving health outcomes for adults with severe and complex mental illness.

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  95. Measles alert for Brisbane - 27 December 2018

    Metro North Public Health Unit has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in a Brisbane northside resident.

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  96. GPs advised to enquire about silicosis

    Silicosis is an occupational lung disease that is caused by inhaling crystalline silica.

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  97. Changes to spirometry Medicare Benefits Schedule item numbers

    From November 2018, changes have come into effect for Medicare Benefits Schedule item numbers related to respiratory function testing. 

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  98. New opportunities to enrol in Medical Assisting studies

    Join the growing number of medical receptionists who are undertaking the nationally accredited Medical Practice Assisting certificate.

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  99. My Health Record update

    After 31 January 2019, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian who wants one and Australians can now opt in or opt out at any time.

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  100. Conference scholarship for outstanding medical student

    Pirpantji Rive‐Nelson was the recipient of a Brisbane North PHN sponsored‐scholarship to attend the 2018 AIDA annual conference in Perth.

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  101. Protocol signals renewed commitment ­to working together

    A joint protocol to provide seamless connected care for people on Brisbane’s northside has been renewed.

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  102. Get involved in the Dementia Quality Enhancement for General Practices Project

    Brisbane North PHN in collaboration with Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration and Dementia Training Australia are seeking expressions of interest from GPs.  

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  103. Our Year in Review goes digital

    In 2017/18, our Year in Review has gone digital, bringing together highlights from the past 12 months of improving health outcomes for our communities.

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  104. Dr Trish Baker re-elected to PHN Board at AGM

    General Practitioner and practice owner Dr Trish Baker has been re-elected to the Brisbane North PHN Board of Directors at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Lutwyche on 14 November 2018.

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  105. My Health Record opt-out period extended until January 2019

    Following a Senate vote to extend the My Health Record opt-out period, the Minister for Health has announced the opt-out period will be extended until 31 January 2019.

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  106. Have your say on our procurement strategy

    Over the past six months the PHN has worked with consumers and carers, providers and stakeholders to decide how existing and new primary mental health care services commissioned by the PHN will evolve. The PHN has...

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  107. Connection is key at Ageing Well convergence

    In late October the Ageing Well Initiative hosted a convergence event that brought together over 80 attendees from across the health and aged care sectors.

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  108. Caring at home website launched

    The new website caring@home aims to improve the quality of palliative care by developing resources that will support people to be cared for and to die at home.

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  109. My Health Record at Pride Festival

    In late September we joined thousands of others at New Farm Park, fielding My Health Record questions at the annual Brisbane Pride Fair Day.

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  110. Stop the rise of STIs

    Queensland Health's sexual health campaign, Stop the Rise of STIs, aims to encourage young people to see their GP or health professional to get tested for STIs.

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  111. Access a greater range of mental health services with Brisbane MIND Plus

    GPs can now support their patients with an expanded range of services via the Brisbane MIND Plus referral tool.

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  112. My health for life being put into practice

    The Queensland Government-funded lifestyle change initiative, My health for life, is currently being delivered internally at Brisbane North PHN as part of the organisation’s workplace wellness strategy.

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  113. Mental health expo connects community

    The Mental Health Expo, held annually in early October in the Brisbane CBD, brings together government, non-government and private sector services to share mental health information and resources with the community.

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  114. Planning for Wellbeing launched at Mental Health Expo

    Consumers have played a key role in shaping a plan to improve mental health, suicide prevention, and alcohol and other drug treatment services in North Brisbane and Moreton Bay.

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  115. Spotlight on alcohol and other drug services

    A comprehensive range of alcohol and other drug (AOD) services are available for people seeking support and treatment for their substance use concerns.

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  116. Dementia Project Steering Committee EOI now open

    Brisbane North PHN are seeking a consumer representative who is living in Redcliffe to join our Dementia Project Steering Committee (PSC).

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  117. Get familiar with HealthPathways during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer)

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  118. Congratulations new Medical Assisting graduates

    The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting course recently graduated 16 new Medical Assistants.

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  119. COPD - in conversation with Dr Kerry Hancock

    To mark the end of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) project, GPLO Dr Srishti Dutta spoke with Dr Kerry Hancock from Lung Foundation Australia.

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  120. GPs at the centre of Health Alliance process

    A Health Alliance between MNHHS and Brisbane North PHN has undertaken consultation with GPs on their experience supporting three key population groups.

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  121. Diversity and wellness at the Brisbane North Annual Aged Care Forum

    In September over 200 attendees gathered at the Kedron Wavell Services Club in Chermside as part of the Brisbane North aged care forum.

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  122. Alliance to co-design new model of care for older people

    A new initiative spearheaded by the Health Alliance during 2018/19 will unite all parts of the health and community care sector. 

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  123. Implementing the healthcare plan for older people

    Safer, person-centred healthcare for older people is the main goal of a five-year plan to integrate and coordinate the health services system in Brisbane North.

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  124. Karen refugees get a healthy start

    Newly arrived Karen refugees from Myanmar have received a healthy start, thanks to a workshop in Zillmere in June 2018 supported by Brisbane North PHN.

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  125. Local campaign promotes screening for chronic disease risk

    During September 2018, general practices that have Tonic TV in their waiting room will be targeted in a local My health for life advertising campaign.

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  126. “Education on my terms”: Warner GP shares experience with Project ECHO®

    Dr Srishti Dutta is calling on her peers to consider an innovative model of telementoring and casebased learning.

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  127. Better healthcare for acutely unwell aged care residents

    Geriatrician-led medical outreach to residential aged care facilities improves quality of patient care, a local trial has found.

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  128. Supporting residents of aged care

    Brisbane North PHN has funded Change Futures to deliver their Caring for Residents of Aged Care program in a range of residential aged care facilities.

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  129. Over 50 GPs receive maternity shared care training at latest workshop

    Over 50 GPs attended the Metro North GP Alignment Program maternity workshop at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital on 28 July 2018.

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  130. Metro North Hospital and Health Service 2018 LINK innovation funding now open

    The LINK grant fosters innovation, providing staff and community partners to partner together to explore their ideas to improve the delivery of care and services to deliver more integrated patient care.

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  131. Achieving better aged care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

    Brisbane North PHN was recently invited to participate in a policy roundtable in Canberra on the use of data to drive better aged care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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  132. Older Australians put their health in their hands with My Health Record

    Carseldine retirees Peter Button and Cathy Zappala join a legion of grey nomads ready to take their health on the road with My Health Record. 

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  133. Review and evolve: what’s next for PHN-commissioned services?

    Eighteen months on from commissioning services to meet the needs of our region, Brisbane North PHN is conducting a review of our mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug treatment services.

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  134. Have your say on naming Queensland's children's hospital

    Queenslanders are invited to have their say on renaming Queensland’s specialist children’s public hospital to 'the Queensland Children’s Hospital'. 

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  135. Postnatal wellbeing program recognises that life isn’t always peachy

    The Sunshine Parenting Program is a six-week postnatal wellbeing program for mothers who are struggling with their mental health, facilitated by Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness Inc and funded by Brisbane North PHN.

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  136. Murrumba Downs practice shares data success

    Brisbane North PHN recently caught up with the team at Medical Matters Murrumba Downs to congratulate them on achieving and maintaining 100 per cent of data recorded for a range of data quality measures.

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  137. My Health Record opt out period commences

    The My Health Record opt out period commenced last month and has been met with significant media coverage – much of it focusing on privacy and security concerns, rather than the potential health benefits.

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  138. Report reveals high quality of GP care in North Brisbane and Moreton Bay

    Residents in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region are living longer and those who have a usual GP are enjoying positive health care experiences, according to two new reports from the Australian Institute of Health...

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  139. Achieving wellbeing through the Optimal Health Program

    Neami National’s Optimal Health Program (OHP) is an eight-session group and individual program that helps people improve their wellbeing.

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  140. My Health Record – Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information

    From today all Australians will be able to decide if they want a My Health Record – an online summary of their key health information where they can safely store, access and share their important health information.

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  141. Measles alert for Brisbane - 12 July 2018

    A case of measles in a child with contacts in Brisbane was confirmed this week.

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  142. PHN hosts National Stepped Care Workshop

    Brisbane North PHN, in partnership with the Commonwealth Department of Health, coordinated and hosted the third National PHN Stepped Care Workshop in Brisbane on 6 and 7 June 2018. 

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  143. My Health Record on show at Caboolture NAIDOC event

    Over 100 consumers, carers and health and community care professionals engaged with PHN staff about the benefits of My Health Record at the NAIDOC Family Fun Day on Tuesday 10 July 2018 in Caboolture.

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  144. After hours medical help made easier

    Getting sick or injured late at night when most GP clinics are closed for some people can mean going straight to the Emergency Department, but there are alternatives.

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  145. GP input sought for National Suicide Prevention Trial

    To understand care pathways within the region, Brisbane North PHN is seeking input from GPs who have supported people who are suicidal, who have attempted suicide or who are bereaved by suicide.

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  146. The Viewer helps local GPs access hospital data for their patients

    As of early June 2018, over 370 GPs within the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region were using the Health Provider Portal to access their patients’ hospital data via The Viewer.

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  147. Metro North RADAR service now available

    A single point of contact for GPs and staff of residential aged care facilities (RACF) is now available to streamline access to Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) residential outreach services.

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  148. People vs machines and the future of healthcare

    Automation will impact around half of all jobs in the economy and is coming to general practice, whether we are ready or not. This was the view of Dr Stefan Hajkowicz from the CSIRO, who was keynote speaker at the Metro...

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  149. 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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  150. 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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  151. 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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  152. 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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  153. 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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  154. 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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  155. 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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  156. 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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  157. 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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  158. 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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  159. 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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  160. 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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  161. 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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  162. 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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  163. 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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  164. 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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  165. 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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  166. 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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  167. 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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  168. 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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  169. 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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  170. 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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  171. 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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  172. 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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  173. 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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  174. 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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  175. 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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  176. 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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  177. 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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  178. 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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  179. 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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  180. 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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