Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information

Friday 15 May 2020

Coronavirus Update Bulletin The PHN is publishing a regular COVID-19 update specifically for our region. The subscription link can be accessed HERE. There are also a number of resources on the PHN COVID-19 YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYLIST Access up to date clinical advice To provide General Practice with a centralised and single source of daily updated information, the PHN is, through its HealthPathways websites, curating information and advice from ...

Don't put your health on hold during COVID-19 and beyond

Thursday 14 May 2020

The Australian Digital Health Agency has launched a digital health guide to help Australians find the latest health information and advice about navigating the healthcare system during a time when information overload is widespread. Your practical guide to a healthier future through digital technology provides clear advice to help Australians and their families get healthcare safely as restrictions are eased, with online resources and an easy to...

SeNT eReferrals more valuable now than ever

Thursday 30 Apr 2020

In the midst of COVID-19, SeNT eReferral is more valuable than ever. SeNT eReferral is supporting patients by providing quality referrals which facilitate accurate triaging, access and suitability for telehealth and urgent care.In January this year we advised from today, May 1, all GPs using Medical Director and Best Practice Clinical software would need to submit referrals to Hunter New England Health and PHN Commissioned services using SeNT eRe...

$73 million to support mental wellness during COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday 23 Apr 2020

More than 180 mental health workers will be deployed across the state as part of a $73 million package to boost mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the additional mental health staff and new digital resources would ensure anyone who requires support is able to access it when they need it.  The NSW Government’s mental health support package includes: over 180 additional specialist, community-bas...

Update to HNECC Standard Terms and Conditions for Services Contract

Tuesday 21 Apr 2020

In response to changing legal requirements and internal process improvements we have made some changes to our Standard Terms and Conditions for Services Contract. The revised Terms and Conditions will come into effect from Friday 1st May 2020.Notwithstanding the obvious grammatical and cosmetic changes, we have updated specific terms regarding payment, termination, clinical records, secure messaging delivery and eReferral. Click on the links be...

EVENTS & EDUCATION
APR
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Planning for end of life - Where do we begin, and why?
Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 10:00 AM -
Sat, 30 May, 2020 11:00 AM
Free
Join us in this 5-part live conversation series, as we look at Advance Care Planning and Directives, appointing a substitute decision maker, power of attorney, wills, Ambulance care plans, legacy making and more. Starting April 30th with Advance Care Planning.
MAY
25
Postponed - 7th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium
Mon, 25 May, 2020 9:00 AM -
Tue, 26 May, 2020 5:00 PM
93 Barrett Dr, Alice Springs NT
TBC
The 7th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium is brought to you by the Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN), the Federation of Rural Australian Medical Educators (FRAME), the Lowitja Institute and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA). It will bring together the rural and ...
MAY
26
Financial impacts of COVID-19 for medical practices - AAPM
Tue, 26 May, 2020 1 PM - 2 PM
$85 non members
We understand how tough the current climate is, and the immense impact that COVID-19 is having on medical practices. In this webinar, Cutcher & Neale will discuss the impacts specific to practice managers.
MAY
26
Not Going Viral: Webinar on what next for consumers
Tue, 26 May, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Free
As most states of Australia begin cautiously stepping down their COLVID-19 restrictions, the decisions of individual consumers and communities takes on more importance. To foster consumer discussion on the steps ahead, CHF has arranged for two Deputy Chief Medical Officers, Professor Michael Kidd an...
MAY
26
Caring for people with CVD during COVID-19
Tue, 26 May, 2020 7 PM - 8 PM
Free
We are seeking to highlight recent evidence about the connection between COVID-19 and CVD and share strategies to stay connected with cardiac patients in the community including new MBS and medicine related policy changes
MAY
26
Managing moderate and severe asthma
Tue, 26 May, 2020 7 PM - 8 PM
Free
Asthma is a heterogenous disease, usually characterized by chronic airway inflammation, with different underlying disease processes. Asthma places a large physical, mental, emotional, social and economic burden on patients, particularly for those with higher severity 1. This webinar will discuss tre...