Practice Connect Newsletter

Welcome to Practice Connect, a fortnightly update for practice managers, principals, nurses and administration staff on relevant issues, upcoming events and education.

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6 November 2018

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In this edition:
  • National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week
  • WA End of Life Choices
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule changes
  • Accreditation tip – reminder systems
  • APNA National Conference
  • APNA Nurse Awards
  • Immunisation update
  • HealthPathways update
  • My Health Record update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • Asthma News
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service fundraiser
  • Education and training
  • Health promotion events
23 October 2018

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In this edition:
  • Happy Birthday Practice Assist!
  • Practice Manager networking sessions
  • APNA National Conference
  • Accreditation tip – providing home visits
  • Immunisation update
  • Expressions of Interest
  • Medicare advice: bulk bill vouchers
  • Calling regional carers
  • HealthPathways update
  • My Health Record update
  • Draft National Strategies for Men’s and Women’s Health
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • MBS Online
  • Education and training
  • Health promotion events
9 October 2018

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In this edition: 
  • APNA programs for Nurses
  • Western Austalian Primary Health Nurses Facebook group
  • Accreditation tip - After hours care arrangements
  • Immunisation update
  • HealthPathways update
  • My Health Record update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • Changes to Legislation: Improved Medicare Compliance
  • Alternative urgent medical pathways: GP input required
  • Australian Cyber Security Centre Advisory: WannaCry
  • New resources from the Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre
  • Junior Doctors survey
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events
25 September 2018

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In this edition: 
  • APNA Nurse Awards
  • PIP accreditation reminder letters
  • General Practice: Health of the Nation 2018 launched
  • Accreditation tip
  • Immunisation update
  • HealthPathways update
  • My Health Record update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • B4BA survey
  • Royal Perth Hospital Orthopaedics changes
  • Bentley Hospital Maternity Unit news
  • Jean Hailes Presentation Library survey
  • Asthma and Rhinitis Control Trial
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events coming up
11 September 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Practice Assist survey
  • AAPM National Conference
  • August Incentives News Update
  • MBS updates
  • Accreditation tip
  • Immunisation update
  • HealthPathways update
  • My Health Record update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • Nominate for Regional Clinical Councils across the state
  • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses free CPD modules
  • Let's Prevent Diabetes WA program in the South West
  • Are you currently a member of WAPNA?
  • Dementia Awareness Month
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events in September
28 August 2018

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In this edition: 
  • New RACGP Standards for after-hours and medical deputising services
  • Immunisation update
  • HealthPathways update
  • My Health Record update
  • Help us plan the perfect nurse network for you in WA
  • RPH GP notify now operational
  • Have your say on WA Sexual Health and Blood-borneVirus Strategies
  • Do you or your practice provide care to patients in the last 12 months of their life?
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events in September
14 August 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Immunisation update
  • HealthPathways update
  • My Health Record update
  • Digital Health update
  • Cervical Screening Scholarships
  • RPH GP notify further problems
  • Ending of Decision Assist 
  • WAPNA membership
  • PBS changes for combination therapy 
  • Sepsis: Know the signs 
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events in August 
31 July 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Practice Assist update
  • HealthPathways update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • Immunisation update
  • My Health Record update 
  • Armadale Health Service ED notice 
  • National Cervical Screening Program
  • Emergency Response Planning Tool 
  • The Severe Asthma Toolkit 
  • GPs and alcohol use 
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • National Strategic Action Plan for Lung Conditions 
  • World First Research for MS
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events in August 
17 July 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Immunisation update
  • Cancer Screening update
  • My Health Record update
  • HealthPathways update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • New Paediatric Respiratory clinic at FSH
  • Emergency Response Planning Tool
  • General Practitioners Survey: Youth in Mental Health Care 
  • Share your views on dementia prevention
  • Eliminating Viral Hepatitis in Australia 
  • Making Choices, Finding Solution guide 
  • National Indiegnous Bowel Screening Pilot 
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events in July
3 July 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Immunisation update
  • RPH GP Notify update
  • My Health Record update
  • HealthPathways update
  • New MBS rebate structure
  • National Cancer Screening update
  • Emergency Response Planning Tool
  • RACGP Green book - 3rd edition 
  • John Flynn Placement Program 
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events in July
19 June 2018

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In this edition: 
  • National Cervical Screening Program update
  • HealthPathways update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • GP and Allied health professional's guide to NDIS
  • Bentley Hospital Maternity Services continuation
  • Depression and Anxiety care
  • Guide to Medicare for Indigenous health services
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events in June
5 June 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Royal Perth Hospital technical issue
  • Immunisation update
  • My Health Record update
  • HealthPathways update
  • Digital Health update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • Orygen research study
  • Depression and Anxiety care
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events in June
22 May 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Immunisation update
  • My Health Record update
  • HealthPathways update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • Digital Health update
  • New codeine posters 
  • Doubling of spirometry rebate 
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events in May 
8 May 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Immunisation update
  • HealthPathways update
  • NPS MedicineWise update    
  • Order your Prescriber bag supplies book now
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events in May 
24 April 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Practice Assist update
  • Immunisation update
  • My Health Record update
  • ORS Psychology Service and Referral form update
  • 5 Questions to ask your doctor or health    
  • National guide to preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
  • Education and training 
  • Health promotion events in May 
10 April 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Immunisation update
  • My Health Record update
  • HealthPathways update 
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program 
  • Education and training
  • Health promotion events in April
27 March 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Immunisation update
  • My Health Record update
  • HealthPathways update 
  • New guidelines for care during pregnancy
  • Severe euglycaemic ketoacidosis alert 
  • Evaluation of end of life care 
  • Perinatal mental health 
13 March 2018

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In this edition: 
  • New Practice Assist Resources
  • Changes to PIP Quality Improvement (QI) 
  • Immunisation update 
  • HealthPathways update
  • NPS MedicineWise udpate
  • Community of practice for consumer engagement survey 
  • Improving GP access for vulnerable populations
  • Scholarships for WA nurses and midwives
  • RPH preference update
  • Intravenous iron infusions notice 
27 February 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Immunisation update
  • Restrictions to after-hours providers advertising
  • HealthPathways update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • Notifiable Data Breaches scheme 
  • Rural placements medical students
  • Find cancer early for GP
  • Cultural awareness training
  • Evaluation of end of life care in Australia
13 February 2018

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In this edition: 
  • Immunisation update
  • Cervical Screening update
  • Digital Health update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • GP shared antenatal care 
  • APNA nurse clinic resources 
  • Participate in an e-learning intervention for chronic kidney disease
  • Submitting medical exemptions for vaccination
  • New webinar available 
30 January 2018

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In this edition:
  • Immunisation update
  • Bowel Cancer Screening Program update
  • My Health Record update
  • HealthPathways update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
16 January 2018

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In this edition:
  • Accreditation tips
  • Medicare Professional Services Review
  • Digital Health update
  • HealthPathways update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • Local Primary Care Nursing Networks
  • Human resources manual
  • Recalls and Reminders
  • WA Country Doctors’ Awards
  • 2018 APNA Nurse Awards
19 December 2017

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In this edition:
  • Accreditation tips
  • Practice Incentive Program
  • Digital Health update
  • Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions project
  • HealthPathways update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • 2016 Notifiable Disease Snapshot
  • Optimal Cancer Care Pathways
  • WA Nurse Ambassador program
  • Asthma Handbook update
5 December 2017

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In this edition:
  • Self-collected cervical screening samples
  • Communicare changes name
  • Implementing the renewed National Cervical Screening Program
  • HealthPathways update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • National Indigenous Bowel Screening Project update
  • Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)
  • Screening and Identifying Chronic Disease in Primary Health Training
  • Health Workforce Scholarship Program
21 November 2017

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In this edition:
  • Update in the Medicare Benefits Schedule
  • General Practice accreditation resources
  • Accreditation tips
  • HealthPathways update
  • Digital Health update
  • NPS MedicineWise update
  • Choose Well campaign
  • Rescheduling codeine
  • National Indigenous Bowel Screening Project update
  • Information Security Guide for small healthcare businesses
7 November 2017

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In this edition:
  • RACGP Standards for General Practices
  • Immunisation Update
  • HealthPathways Update
  • Digital Health Update
  • NPS MedicineWise Update
  • Expert Health Panel for PFAS

24 October 2017

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In this edition:
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule changes
  • Enrolled nurse survey
  • Urgent medicine recall
  • HealthPathways update
  • Digital Health update
  • Free interpreting service for GPs and medical specialists
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule: Charging for consumables
  • World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day - 15 November 2017
  • New Medication Management App
  • Telehealth survey
  • Palliative Care in General Practice evaluation
  • Education and Training
  • Health Promotion Events in November

10 October 2017

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In this edition:
  • Introducing Practice Assist
  • HealthPathways update
  • Digital Health update
  • WA Child Ear Health Strategy 2017-2021
  • Help available for GPs to support drug seeking patients
  • Find cancer early - For GPs
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Health promotion events in October
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