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Gold Coast Primary Health Care News

Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) has a number of regular printed and email publications for the community organisations, allied healthcare, general practices and general practitioners.

Your Local News

Your Local News is a monthly publication produced by Gold Coast Primary Health Network. Your Local News contains information for stakeholders, community organisations, the general public, allied health and healthcare professionals.

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Generally sPeaking

Generally Speaking is a monthly publication produced by Gold Coast Primary Health Network. It is an important resource for General Practice, with local information on GP/practice nurse training and education, quality initiatives, referral information, events, job notifications and local Gold Coast health and community programs that can benefit general practitioners and patients. View the current edition and past editions by clicking here. If your practice would like to subscribe to Generally Speaking please email communications@gcphn.com.au.

Secure GP Bulletin

The GP Bulletin is an secure online news bulletin specifically for local Gold Coast GPs, to provide timely and up-to-date information as quickly as possible. It is published weekly, however additional bulletins will be sent for any urgent updates. Content includes health alerts from Commonwealth and state authorities, information from Gold Coast Health Clinical Services, education and quality activities and events.

Please note - This newsletter is sent out to local Gold Coast GPs only. If you are not a GP or outside the Gold Coast you will not be approved to receive this publication. GPs located in nearby surrounding areas that refer to Gold Coast Health Services or are travelling to the Gold Coast for events will be considered upon application.

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Media Releases

Want to know more about what Gold Coast Primary Health Network has been doing to improve the health and wellbeing of the Gold Coast community? Find out more by viewing our recent press releases.
 

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Update on the Turning Pain into Gain Persistent Pain Program
GCPHN News
Update on the Turning Pain into Gain Persistent Pain Program
Date: 21/01/2019

Health system costs associated with the treatment of persistent pain are significant, estimated to be around $7 billion each year.1 Concerns exist that sufferers are missing out on potentially beneficial treatment whilst also being directed to treatments that are potentially unnecessary and costly with limited benefit.

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Submitting data to the Australian Immunisation Register
General Practice News
Submitting data to the Australian Immunisation Register
Date: 21/01/2019

Are you submitting data to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)? Recording information is important.

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Australian College of Nursing CPD courses for 2019
Health Professionals
Australian College of Nursing CPD courses for 2019
Date: 18/01/2019

Queensland courses that Australian College of Nursing is running in 2019

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Updating GP address book
General Practice News
Updating GP address book
Date: 18/01/2019

With the new year upon us, it is an ideal time for general practices to ensure that their general practitioners (GPs) details are up to date within the Secure Transfer Service (STS) system

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Seeking GPs with Special Interests at Gold Coast Health
GP News
Seeking GPs with Special Interests at Gold Coast Health
Date: 18/01/2019

The General Practice Liaison Unit (GPLU) is seeking expressions of interest to join the growing team of GPs with Special Interest (GPwSIs) at Gold Coast Health.

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Emergency cardiology and referrals
GP News
Emergency cardiology and referrals
Date: 18/01/2019

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Services have seen an increase in referrals received for Specialist Outpatient Services (such as Cardiology) where the patient has presented with an emergent condition that should have been seen via the emergency department.

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$1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services
GCPHN News
$1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services
Date: 17/01/2019

The Australian Government will provide a record $1.45 billion for community mental health services and change the funding model to ensure security for both jobs and services.

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Gold Coast Health introduces new hotline for GPs
GP News
Gold Coast Health introduces new hotline for GPs
Date: 17/01/2019

Gold Coast Health (GCH) has introduced a new hotline for general practitioners (GPs) to have access to information about their patients.

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Gold Coast Health standardises age and intervals for surveillance of colon polyps
GCPHN News
Gold Coast Health standardises age and intervals for surveilla...
Date: 17/01/2019

Gold Coast Health (GCH) will no longer perform routine surveillance of colon polyps for patients older than 78 years. This decision is based on guidelines from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the Department of Health.

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Assessment of plagiocephaly
Health Professionals
Assessment of plagiocephaly
Date: 17/01/2019

Paediatric Pearls from Gold Coast Health. The vast majority of children referred for assessment of plagiocephaly have positional plagiocephaly (deformational plagiocephaly).

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