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Jul

01

2021

COVID-19 Temporary MBS items have been extended, plus changes effective 1 July

MBS telehealth items extended until 31 December 2021, new telephone items, plus changes to the existing relationship requirement — download the latest fact sheet.

Jun

30

2021

Are you set up to use the Service NSW QR code?

From Monday 12 July, use of the Service NSW QR code will be mandatory at all workplaces, including primary health care services and organisations.

Jun

29

2021

Pick your own quality improvement activity

Read how Lennox Head Medical Centre implemented their recent QI activity and visit Primary Care Impact’s new guiding templates to help your practice undertake your own.

Jun

29

2021

COVID-19 restrictions affecting our area

COVID-19 restrictions are now in place for regional NSW — get the latest information and links to related website updates.

Jun

29

2021

Indemnity scheme for GPs advising patients about COVID-19 vaccines

National Cabinet has announced a COVID-19 professional indemnity scheme for healthcare practitioners who provide advice to people in relation to COVID-19 vaccination.

Jun

29

2021

Medical educator position available

Are you a GP passionate about nurturing the development of primary health care professionals across the North Coast? Enquire now.

Jun

29

2021

NAIDOC Week starts on Sunday

Every year from 4–11 July, NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Jun

29

2021

100 scholarships to attend Oceanic Palliative Care Conference

Students, health professionals & aged care workers — a 3-day event that will provide many opportunities for palliative care workers to learn, grow and be inspired. Apply before Monday 5 July.

Jun

29

2021

GPs – urge your patients aged over 60 to get vaccinated

Current COVID-19 outbreaks are a grim reminder of the threat of this pandemic. Vaccination is our best defence — please urge your patients aged 60 and over to book their AstraZeneca vaccine ASAP.

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.

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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.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

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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