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August 12, 2022
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Supporting timely access to abortion care – online module Access free online training, suitable for HPs, nurses nurse practitioners, pharmacists and social workers.  This short online course provides foundation knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive best practice early medical abortion care and has been developed by the Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinical Champion Project, based…

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Patient Data Software POLAR comes to WVPHN

August 10, 2022
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Western Victoria PHN (WVPHN) is inviting general practices in our region to sign up for a free POLAR patient data software licence. WVPHN has a limited number of free POLAR software licences available for clinics in our catchment area looking to improve patient services and meet data submission requirements for Practice Incentive Payment – Quality Improvement (PIP QI) accreditation.…

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National Stroke week

August 4, 2022
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National Stroke week 8-14 August F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) Help others to keep enjoying precious moments too by sharing the F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) signs of stroke message with your patients. Resources for your waiting rooms here  

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Evusheld prescribing

August 4, 2022
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You may be aware that the scope of Evusheld has been widened and General Practitioners are now eligible to prescribe and administer Evusheld for COVID-19. Tixagevimab and cilgavimab (Evusheld™) is a pre-exposure prophylactic medication available to prevent COVID-19. Evusheld is now available in selected community and hospital pharmacies for prescribing by GPs and Non-GP specialists…

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GP Psychiatry Support Line access

July 29, 2022
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WVPHN is now supporting GP’s in Western Victoria to access the GP Psychiatry Support Line. The support line is a free phone service for GP’s to help manage the mental health care of patients.  Psychiatrists support GP’s with information and advice regarding specific cases.  This is not a triage or referral service. To request resources…

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Easy Read resources for your Intellectual Disability patients

July 15, 2022
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The Council for Intellectual Disability provides a suite of resources for people with intellectual disability and health professionals working in primary care. Some of the resources include COVID-19 resources such as a short video  How to do a rapid antigen test from your nose. You can share these with your patients to help them better…

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Invoice requirements Influenza vaccine

July 13, 2022
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Please be advised that the portal will close on Monday August 8th 2022.  Should your reporting not be completed by Monday August 8th you may be ineligible to access the grants applied for to participate in this program. To access the portal please follow the link- Free Influenza Vaccination Reimbursement and Grant – Online application…

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Covid care in Primary Care – Survey

July 8, 2022
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WVPHN recognises the Department’s scaling back of its COVID-19 response is likely to have impacts on primary care providers. All general practices in the WVPHN catchment are encouraged to complete a short survey on care delivery in the new COVID normal. Your responses will help us understand the support practices need and inform our approach…

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Chronic Conditions Health Providers, WVPHN wants to hear from you!

July 1, 2022
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WVPHN invites health providers to share their experience to ensure the chronic conditions support services WVPHN commission are delivering the right outcomes for both patients and health providers. You are now invited to contribute to the next steps of this work via an online co-design workshop looking at how the service models WVPHN commission are…

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WVPHN releases data highlighting health and wellbeing indicators

June 30, 2022
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Western Victoria Primary Health Network has produced a series of Electoral Information Packs highlighting key health and wellbeing indicators for each of the five main Federal electorates within our catchment region. The packs include general demographic information of our communities such as population data, health status and risks and hospital admissions View the Electoral Information…

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