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Provider Connect is open

June 5, 2024
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A growing network of participating business partners  Provider Connect Australia™ (also known as PCA™) is a free initiative of the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) that allows you to update your business information and automatically send those updates to your connected business partners such as: Healthcare directories, booking and review services Primary Health Networks…

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Family Violence training EOI open

May 23, 2024
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Primary health care providers have a vital role in identifying and supporting people subjected to Family Violence (FV). Recognising this, WVPHN is offering grants of $2000 to general practices to participate in a practice-wide training program – the A-LIVES Training and Support package. The program has been developed to give practice staff, from receptionists to…

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Medical Costs Finder

March 21, 2024
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The Department of Health and Aged Care has launched a national information campaign to encourage Australians to use the Medical Costs Finder when planning for the private specialist care. The Medical Costs Finder website is an initiative of the Australian Government to help patients find and understand the typical costs for common private health procedures…

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Group A streptococcal disease notification

February 29, 2024
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From 1 March 2024, invasive group A streptococcal disease (iGAS) will become an urgent notifiable condition for medical practitioners and pathology services in Victoria. Diagnosis of iGAS relies on the laboratory detection of Streptococcus pyogenes and clinical information. • Medical practitioners and pathology services must notify cases of iGAS immediately upon diagnosis to the Department…

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Face Dementia program registrations open

November 24, 2023
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  Face Dementia program registrations are open Timely diagnosis allows for provision of information, initiation of evidence – based treatments, care and support, to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia. Participation in the timely diagnosis project provides significant benefits for the general practice and its patients.  Program will include interactive online…

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Alcohol and pregnancy resources

September 7, 2023
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fare – Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education has updated Resources and training for health professionals about alcohol and pregnancy: Every Moment Matters provides accurate information and advice on alcohol-free pregnancy and safe breastfeeding  

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MyMedicare registrations open

July 28, 2023
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MyMedicare voluntary patient registration is open for General Practices to register. Patients will be able to register from 1 October. Check if your clinic is eligible and view further information here If you would like to speak to one of our Practice Facilitators about MyMedicare or Accreditation please contact us

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New Mental Health referral process

May 26, 2023
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From July 1, Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) will be partnering with highly experienced health care agencies to deliver improved mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services across western Victoria. Called Step Thru Care, Step Thru Care is not and should not be the default option for GPs to refer to for all…

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New resources – Intellectual disability

May 26, 2023
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People with intellectual disability can have significant healthcare needs and often multiple health conditions. A number of our resources have recently been updated, such as templates and guides. View the updated resources on our Quality Improvement Intellectual disability page here    

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The form to fill out all forms!

April 13, 2023
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The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has recently notified PHNs across Australia of the launch of Provider Connect Australia (PCA) for Vaccine Clinic Finder Connect (VCFC) practices, both claimed and unclaimed, as well as all ACCHOs. Provider Connect Australia is a system that allows healthcare organisations to share important changes or updates that have occurred…

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