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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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GCPHN staff are able to help patients learn more about My Health Record in general practices
GCPHN News
GCPHN staff are able to help patients learn more about My Heal...
Date: 26/02/2019

Now that patient records have been set up for My Health Record, Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) is providing one-on-one support for patients visiting a general practice, to assist them in how to use the system.

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National Bowel Cancer Screening Program referral information
General Practice News
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program referral information
Date: 26/02/2019

When referring National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) participants for assessment colonoscopy at a Gold Coast Health facility, please ensure to use a Gold Coast Health Gastroenterology department template directed to the department head, not a Colorectal department template.

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How the law applies in your general practice
GP News
How the law applies in your general practice
Date: 21/02/2019

General practitioners (GPs) perform both clinical and legal roles for their patients, including completing Advance Care Directives with their patients, identifying substitute decision-makers, and making decisions about emergency or hospital treatment.

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Yellow Fever vaccine prescribers required to complete online course
General Practice News
Yellow Fever vaccine prescribers required to complete online c...
Date: 21/02/2019

As of 26 November 2018, individual medical practitioners and nurse practitioners seeking to prescribe the yellow fever vaccine will need to successfully complete the online Yellow Fever Vaccination Course and obtain a completion certificate.

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Local and state campaigns to raise breast screening participation
General Practice News
Local and state campaigns to raise breast screening participat...
Date: 20/02/2019

Only 52.6% of local women aged 50-74 participate in the free breast screening program.

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Check before you vaccinate
General Practice News
Check before you vaccinate
Date: 20/02/2019

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national whole-of-life register and migration of historical vaccination data held by state and territory health departments is currently underway.

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GPs invited to improve care of patients with sleep problems
GP News
GPs invited to improve care of patients with sleep problems
Date: 19/02/2019

General practitioners (GPs) are invited to participate in research that aims to improve care of patients with sleeping problems.

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Preparing children for the Meningococcal B vaccine
General Practice News
Preparing children for the Meningococcal B vaccine
Date: 18/02/2019

The Gold Coast Public Health Immunisation Team are seeing an increase in children being referred by general practitioners (GPs) for the Meningococcal B vaccine (Bexsero).

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Gold Coast Sexual Health Service Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea infection study during GC2018
General Practice News
Gold Coast Sexual Health Service Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea infe...
Date: 18/02/2019

Gold Coast Sexual Health Service would like to extend a huge thank you to all healthcare providers who participated in enhanced surveillance study of Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea infection during GC2018.

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Managing your NASH PKI certificate details
General Practice News
Managing your NASH PKI certificate details
Date: 18/02/2019

Healthcare providers and supporting organisations use the National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) to securely access and share health information.

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