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Have you seen our new “Get the Record Straight” resource? It is designed to remind staff to update patient details to help your practice provide safe, quality care.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Red Book Section 9.2 on Colorectal Cancer has recently been updated to reflect the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines.
This includes updating the risk table which spells out how to categorise patients and the recommended actions.
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses has recently released ‘The Mental Health Essentials’ eLearning program.
The five Level 1 modules are currently FREE to complete until 31 December 2018, and are designed to support nurses working in general practice and primary care to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to incorporate mental health into day-to-day practice.
Each module will take around 30-60 minutes to complete, and will help practice nurses work to the Mental Health Practice Standards for Nurses in Australian General Practice. Click here for more information.
Gold Coast Primary Health Network is no longer supplied with the Pregnancy Health Record (blue book). Expectant mothers should receive one at their first antenatal appointment at the hospital.
If they are not given one, patients should contact the antenatal clinic on (07) 5687 1526.
The Department of Health have officially launched their Queensland Sexual Health Campaign in an effort to normalise and encourage regular STI testing and discussion about sexual health; and increase knowledge and awareness among young people about sexual and reproductive health.
In order to ensure referrals to the Chronic Disease Wellness program are processed in a timely manner, Queensland Health has provided a few helpful tips for GPs.
Queensland Health are currently seeking broader stakeholder consultation on the clinical content of the draft Nephrology CPC document.
Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) has been added to the list of notifiable conditions in Queensland. The Public Health Regulation 2018 comes into effect from 1 September 2018 and will list RHD as a clinical diagnosis notifiable condition.
The University of Queensland (UQ) is planning to conduct anonymous in-depth interviews with women recently diagnosed with gonorrhoea to help identify if changing partner-seeking and sexual behaviour is contributing to the increase in incidences of gonorrhoea.
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