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Provider Connect is open

June 5, 2024

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…

Family Violence training EOI open

May 23, 2024

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…

Medical Costs Finder

March 21, 2024

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…

Group A streptococcal disease notification

February 29, 2024

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…

Face Dementia program registrations open

November 24, 2023

  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…