CEO Message – February 2019
Mental health often hits the headlines for the wrong reasons, so the recent announcement by the Federal Minister for Health of funding certainty for mental health services is most welcome.
The people most likely to benefit from this funding, expected to be in the order of $170 million for WA over three years, are ordinary Western Australians, the one in five who, from time to time, may experience challenges with their mental health and who are likely to benefit from short to medium term support.Read more +
Immunisation and Screening Update
There have been two recent cases of meningococcal W infection in children aged under 5 years who had not received their free paediatric meningococcal ACWY vaccination.Read more
A new publication from the Australian Health Policy Collaboration outlines the issues of higher risk factors for, and incidence of, preventable chronic diseases for Australians with mental health conditions.Read more
My Aged Care is now the central portal for all referrals for aged care assessment, including Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) referrals, and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) which has replaced Home and Community Care (HACC) services for older patients in WA.Read more
Are you clear on your obligations as a general practice when it comes to privacy and security when connected to the My Health Record system?Read more
GP Connect: Keeping GPs informed in the changing primary health landscape.
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