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The 2017 flu shot will be available in April from GP surgeries and other immunisation providers. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone from six months of age, but is available free under the National Immunisation Program for people who face a high risk from influenza and its complications. Th...

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The Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP) guidelines have been updated. On 1 May 2017, the updated Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP) guidelines come into effect. The guidelines tell you how the program works and what you need to do to apply or continue to be eligible. Important changes inc...

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Today, South Eastern Melbourne PHN will open a tender for multiple grants up to the value of $100,000 (GST exclusive) to general practices in the SEMPHN region. The aim is to support general practice to build their capacity to manage patients with chronic and complex conditions to achieve one of th...

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The government’s hard-fought change to the corporate tax rate for small businesses has also altered the definition of “small business” to now include companies with up to $10 million in annual turnover, meaning budget pledges to extend a number of tax concessions to more Australian...

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Increasing awareness of autism, the promise of the NDIS, and biological factors like older parents are driving the boom in diagnoses, according to experts. The number of Australians diagnosed with autism increased by 42 per cent between 2012 and 2015, but research and advocacy groups are adamant ...

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NSW Health have confirmed that GPs from other states are most welcome to join the NSW Health and RACGP webinar on Zostavax and Seasonal Influenza being held this Wednesday 29 March 7.45 - 8.45pm Presented by Dr Vicky Sheppeard from NSW Health and facilitated by the RACGP's Dr Tim Senior, the webina...

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NSW Health pours cold water on Sydney tuberculosis 'outbreak' claims. Ten people are being monitored for tuberculosis after a Sydney man with TB was misdiagnosed with asthma and lung cancer for several months before he received appropriate treatment. Read More
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The Federal and state and territory Health Ministers met in Melbourne on Friday 24 March at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues.  Ministers considered a number of important national health matters, noting ongoing cooperation and work on issues including long te...

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THE ADELAIDE PHN is requesting proposals from service providers for the provision of the Adelaide Respiratory Health Project (ARHP). The ARHP will support the development and/or delivery of solutions which aim to improve outcomes for people living with COPD and asthma, build the capacity of service...

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NQPHN is seeking proposals from workplaces within the Health and Community Services sector which aim to reduce sedentary activity through the provision of physical activity infrastructure. NQPHN seeks to encourage workplaces in the NQPHN region to utilise the funds available to assist in starting an...

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