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Jun

29

2021

Changes to Closing the Gap PBS co-payments

From 1 July, any PBS prescriber can register eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the Closing the Gap Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Co-payment Program.

Jun

29

2021

New Geriatric Clinic

A new Geriatric Clinic focusing on cognitive and memory issues in older adults led by Doctor Muhammad Aslam Khan will start at Byron Central Hospital in July.

Jun

28

2021

Child sexual abuse: therapy rates and factors affecting use

Two companion resources summarise key findings of a rapid review of the evidence for professionals engaging with children who have experienced sexual abuse.

Jun

17

2021

ATAGI changes Pfizer preference to 59 years and under

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) today recommended the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine be preferred for adults aged 59 and under.

Jun

17

2021

Healthy Living and Ageing Strategy development now underway

Consumers and clinicians highlight the importance of social supports to driving healthy ageing outcomes.

Jun

16

2021

HealthPathways addresses abuse and neglect of older people

A new HealthPathway for Abuse and Neglect of Older People has been established to address this growing community concern.

Jun

16

2021

SCU offers free visits to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Exercise Physiology Clinic

Aboriginal people with a chronic health condition can get 10 free visits to Southern Cross University's exercise physiology clinic on the Gold Coast.

Jun

15

2021

Free NDIS resources to support people with psychosocial disability

reimagine.today is a resource designed to support people living with mental health conditions to access the NDIS.

Jun

15

2021

Heart health: driving best practice CVD prevention

A recording of the Heart Foundation's Heart Week webinar explores the latest evidence to support cardiovascular disease risk assessment and management in primary care.

Jun

10

2021

Local medical centre celebrates 2,000 COVID-19 vaccines

Ballina Mayor, David Wright, attended the Family Medical Centre in Ballina alongside community members and patients this week to mark this achievement.

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Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

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You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

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