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Queensland Children's Hospital referral templates
As of Friday 9 November 2018, the name of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital officially changed to the Queensland Children’s Hospital.
The newly re-branded referral templates are now available on HealthyGC (under Paediatrics).
HYEPP referral templates now on HealthyGC
Referral templates for the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (HYEPP) are now available on HealthyGC (under Mental Health > Public Community Services). Young people who are referred to this program are assessed by a multidisciplinary team and feedback on the outcome of the assessment is provided to the referrer.
NDSS referral templates
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) program referral templates are now available on HealthyGC (under Endocrinology). You can register your patients with the NDSS online.
The release of the Health of Queenslanders 2018 report has highlighted that the leading causes of preventable risk-attributable hospitalisations for 45-64 year-olds were chronic disease risks factors, including high BMI, tobacco, high blood pressure, poor diet, physical inactivity and alcohol.
The My health for life program is a no-cost program that works in partnership with general practitioners (GPs) to help patients at high risk of developing chronic disease make health behaviour changes to reduce preventable health risk factors.
The National Asthma Council Australia has recently launched its Health Professionals Network. This network aims to engage a broad range of health professionals who provide care to people who have asthma or allergies, and who want to help us improve our resources and services.
The report contains data and information regarding mental health and its treatment, including MBS item numbers, training modules and GCPHN-funded treatment programs. The report can be found on our Data Management webpage.
From 1 November 2018, all general practices undertaking accreditation or re-accreditation will be accredited against the RACGP 5th edition standards. The Practice Support team at Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) have put together a few tips to help you get started or assist you in continuing your accreditation journey.
Please visit HealthyGC to access our up-to-date Accreditation in General Practice webpage. Here you will find links to current and relevant accreditation resources and more information on how Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) can support you through the accreditation process.
In the explanatory notes in the 5th edition standards the words ‘could’ and ‘must’ are used as follows:
Focus on the ‘musts’ first when preparing for accreditation.
Consider utilising existing resources as documentation to support 5th edition standards accreditation.
Examples include documenting business risks in your existing risk register and including items for practice consideration on your regular practice meeting agenda.
To help clinician access to Advance Care Planning (ACP) documents, individuals and service providers can send a copy of completed documentation to the Office of ACP. Documents received are reviewed, and if complete, are uploaded to the person’s Queensland Health electronic hospital record (The Viewer).
The Queensland Doctor’s Health Programme (QDHP) are seeking general practitioners (GPs) to join their team as phone counsellors.
A research team at the University of Queensland are developing an electronic tool (i-PATHWAY) to predict childhood obesity.
Project ECHO® is a free, interactive, virtual learning model that provides access to specialist advice, and aims to support and empower general practitioners (GPs) and other health professionals to practice at the top of their scope. The dates for the 2019 education series have been released.
The University of Sydney (TUS) are conducting an online survey to explore the views, knowledge and practices of general practitioners (GPs) and GP registrars with respect to cardiac arrhythmias.
13 HEALTH have released a brief update on the 13 HEALTH webtest project activities for the past six months.
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