Thursday 21 Feb 2019
In an effort to get more people thinking about their personal risk of heart disease, the Heart Foundation has launched a new Heart Age Calculator. It asks questions about age, sex, smoking and diabetes status, Body Mass Index and other health risk factors. If the calculator determines a patient's heart age is higher than their actual age, it recommends they see their doctor for a heart health check. Click here to see the Heart Age Calculator.
Friday 15 Feb 2019
Residential aged care facility patients on the Coast are being spared unnecessary visits to local hospital emergency departments thanks to a new mobile X-ray service. The service has been jointly funded by Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) and the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network. CCLHD Chief Executive Dr Andrew Montague and Primary Health Network CEO Richard Nankervis met today to celebrate 500 visits to re...
Monday 4 Feb 2019
Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is offering grants of up to $50,000 for community-led activities that build resilience during the big dry. The Empowering our Communities grants will fund: Community events or workshops that promote resilience and reduce stigma associated with mental illness and accessing mental health and suicide prevention services Complementary and lifestyle activities known to improv...
Tuesday 22 Jan 2019
The PHN has established a GP Scholarship Project offering Central Coast GPs short term paid placements within interesting clinical areas of the Central Coast Local Health District. These placements will offer GPs an opportunity to update their knowledge and skills by working in a supervised environment with local specialists and their clinical teams. There are two Alcohol & Other Drugs placements currently, working with Dr Ian Chaussivert, an...
Tuesday 22 Jan 2019
NACCHO and the RACGP are working on health initiatives and want your input. The survey is open until 15 February, and your ideas are welcomed on current issues including; improving quality of 715 health checks; clinical software and the implementation of the National Guide; and culturally responsive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Click here to participate in the survey.