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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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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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Changes to MBS for respiratory function tests
GP News
Changes to MBS for respiratory function tests
Date: 17/01/2019

From 1 November 2018, a number of changes were made to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for respiratory function tests. These changes include spirometry and a new MBS item for spirometry has been introduced

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Resources to assist in reduction of harmful AOD use in Indigenous Australians
Health Professionals
Resources to assist in reduction of harmful AOD use in Indigen...
Date: 17/01/2019

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is a massive evidence-based free-to-access web resource providing up-to-date, relevant content to support the work of health practitioners and policy makers and has been providing this for over 21 years.

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Cancer Screening Test reminders for patients
Health Professionals
Cancer Screening Test reminders for patients
Date: 16/01/2019

During November and in early December 2018, the National Cancer Screening Register commenced sending reminders to women who are overdue for their next routine Cervical Screening Test.

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Updated guidelines for treatment of anxiety disorders
Health Professionals
Updated guidelines for treatment of anxiety disorders
Date: 15/01/2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has published new clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of adults with panic disorder, social anxiety disorder (SAD) and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).

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Seeking EOIs for GCPHN's Community Advisory Council
GCPHN News
Seeking EOIs for GCPHN's Community Advisory Council
Date: 14/01/2019

Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) are currently recruiting for a number of people to join our Community Advisory Council (CAC).

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Public consultation: Maternal pertussis vaccination recommendations
Community
Public consultation: Maternal pertussis vaccination recommenda...
Date: 14/01/2019

A public consultation is now open on proposed changes to maternal pertussis vaccination recommendations in the Australian Immunisation Handbook (Handbook).

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Electronic Discharge Summaries now available in improved format
General Practice News
Electronic Discharge Summaries now available in improved format
Date: 14/01/2019

The default text format of a discharge summary does not include results and outcomes from Pathology and Medical Imaging when sent to practices electronically, which may be the reason some general practitioners (GPs) may only see the tests ordered.

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New Withdrawal Management Quick Reference Guides for health professionals
Health Professionals
New Withdrawal Management Quick Reference Guides for health pr...
Date: 14/01/2019

Quick reference guides have been released to assist health and medical practitioners to quickly and effectively respond to clients and patients experiencing withdrawal from alcohol, cannabis, opioids, amphetamines and benzodiazepines

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