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In collaboration with the PHN Brisbane North, the Metro North Hospital and Health Service, (Queensland Health), offers GP Alignment Program Education Workshops in Maternity and Gynaecology.  These workshops are free to all GPs. For more information about the next workshop download the fly...

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There is currently a shortage of the adult formulation of hepatitis B vaccines in Australia. The shortage has impacted on private market supply. Supply for the National Immunisation Program (NIP) has not been affected at this time, so the adult formulation of hepatitis B vaccines as part of the NIP...

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There is a record number of Australian patients seeing their doctor without paying a cent for it after GP bulk billing rates reached their highest levels on record.   New Medicare statistics show in the 2016–17 financial year GP bulk billing numbers rose by 0.6% to 85.7%—the highe...

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North Queensland Workshops on Patient Centred Medical Home (PCHM) North Queensland PHN is holding three workshop events regarding Patient Centred Medical Home (PCMH) in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay. Below are links for you to download a fact sheet about PCHM in Queensland and the three event ...

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The Department of Human Services has eLearning programs to help you use Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) and Provider Digital Access (PRODA). Find out how you can make the most of PRODA and HPOS. They are a free and easy way to do business with the Department. Read More
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The INU is your quarterly update on the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP). Read More
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Congratulations to Simone Dorevitch from Odin Road Medical Centre! Simone  was awarded the 2017 WA Practice Manager of the Year! We wish Simone the best of luck for the National  Award in October.
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In March 2017, the Department of Health agreed to develop a template which provides a checklist for immunisation providers to consider before vaccinating a patient with Zostavax (pre-vaccination checklist).   Please click here to download the final version of this pre-vaccination checklist. ...

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Up to 3.6 million Australians are not doing any exercise at all and over half say they mostly sit on a typical work day, according to new research from the Heart Foundation. The Heart Foundation asked 1001 adults about their weight and exercise patterns, and the activity levels of their childre...

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The Australian Government’s independent review into health providers’ access to Medicare numbers is seeking your views. Health providers are invited to make a submission in response to issues raised in the review panel’s discussion paper. For details regarding making a submis...

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