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Aug

21

2017

Zostavax Checklist

A checklist providing guidance for detection of Zoster vaccine contraindications is now available. Zostavax is a live attenuated vaccine for the prevention of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia. It is contraindicated for use in significan...

Aug

16

2017

Help Us Shape Mental Health Services on the North Coast

NCPHN is working to improve access to mental health services, particularly for those who may not currently be receiving the right support or enough support. To help us achieve the best outcomes for our population, community members are invited ...

Aug

09

2017

Winter Strategy: Weekly Phone Contact Paying Off

General practices report Winter Strategy initiatives are improving care for at-risk patients. Anecdotal feedback from NCPHN’s Practice Support Officers to enrolment and implementation of the Winter Strategy is generally pleasing, with patient...

Aug

09

2017

Kempsey GP Access

Community access to general practice services has been identified as a significant issue by local clinicians in Kempsey. Durri ACMS and NCPHN convened a meeting of Kempsey general practitioners, MNCLHD senior management and the Rural Doctors Ne...

Jul

28

2017

NCPHN Funding for Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Intervention Program in the Clarence Valley

NCPHN is delighted to announce that The Buttery has been successful in tendering for funds to run an important alcohol and other drugs intervention program for young people in Grafton, Yamba and Maclean.

Jul

26

2017

Beyond Birth Classes for Expectant Parents – Kingscliff

Beyond Birth classes will take place on Thursday evenings in Kingscliff commencing on 24 August 2017 and run for six consecutive weeks.

Jul

25

2017

Free Catch-Up HPV Vaccines

The National Immunisation Program is expanding. From 1 July 2017, free catch up vaccines are available for all individuals aged 10 to 19 years, and refugees and humanitarian entrants aged 20 years.

Jul

25

2017

Suicide Risk HealthPathway

The Suicide Risk HealthPathway has been created by a workgroup of local clinicians with expertise in mental health. The pathway provides some useful tools that can assist in the clinical evaluation of people at imminent risk of suicide.

Jul

24

2017

New Youth Sexual Health Clinic in Lismore

A free, bulk billed, youth friendly sexual health service for 12-25 year olds will soon open its doors in Lismore. The headspace Sexual Health Clinic, run by The Lismore and Kyogle Family Planning Service, has been designed to make it easy as p...

Jul

21

2017

Capturing the Patient Voice

At the heart of the Patient Centred Medical Home is the quest to improve the patient’s experience of care. To do this we need to ask patients about their care. 

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