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Gold Coast general practitioners (GPs), practice nurses and practice managers are invited to participate in the Advance Project, a program to support general practices in implementing advance care planning and palliative care into everyday clinical practice.
Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) often receive enquiries regarding uploading of data to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). The team at GCPHN have put together some information and tips for general practice staff to address some of these questions.
Gold Coast University Hospital is recruiting adults with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) to participate in a research study investigating the effects of medicinal cannabis in the progression of MND.
This study will include comprehensive neurological and diagnostic assessments at no-cost.
Did you know PenCS does ‘Tip of the Month’ videos to help you get the most out of the CAT software suite? Find the videos here.
Our Practice Support Helpdesk often receives enquires from practices looking for clinical or support staff. Our HealthyGC website has a page - Primary Healthcare Professional Opportunities - where practices can submit advertisements for vacant positions.
We have recently sent out our quarterly data feedback report. The topic was Health Assessments and Immunisations and the report can be found on our data management webpage. The data provided is aggregated Gold Coast data from 137 practices who currently submit deidentified data to GCPHN. The report is intended to identify the completions of Health Assessments and adult immunisations across the Gold Coast. This could be an opportunity to utilise CAT4 in your practice to:
Please remember that this is an interactive document with links to relevant webpages. Feel free to share this report with other members of your team in the electronic format to enable access to the resources provided.
You can contact your practice support team on 5612 5408 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information or to receive help with developing your own practice report to inform improvement activities in your practice.
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. The results from this study have been published and were also presented at a recent international sexual health conference.
The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) have released new online learning modules to support knowledge and skills of general practitioners (GPs) practice for Palliative Care Delivery. The six modules of learning include: principles of palliative care, communicating with people with life-limiting illnesses, Advance Care Planning, assessing and managing symptoms, assessing and managing pain and awareness of self-care.
General practitioners (GPs) are advised that the Free Translating Service is available for eligible patients who may need important documents translated, such as vaccination documents, medical certificates and other medical documents.
The Department of Health has developed a suite of communication resources for parents, students and health professionals to support uptake of the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
The Private Mental Health Consumer and Carer Network received a small grant to develop some training modules as part of the Consumers and Carers as Educators Project. The training modules provide practical guidance on how to involve consumers and carers in meaningful ways into patient-centered care models.
General practitioners (GPs) are invited to participate in research that aims to improve care of patients with sleeping problems. The investigators include Professors Doug McEvoy of Flinders University South Australia, Nick Zwar at Bond University and Nigel Stocks at the University of Adelaide. GPs will be remunerated for their time.
The ELDAC legal toolkit contains high quality, state-specific information about end of life law in clinical and aged care practice. General practitioners (GPs) are encouraged to utilise this toolkit to assist them in their clinical and legal roles for their patients.
Monash University is conducting research investigating menopause-related experiences and health care needs among women who have migrated from low and middle income countries. If you provide care for women in midlife who have migrated from low and middle-income countries to Australia, Monash University would like to know about your experiences and information needs.
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