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Consultation now open on paediatric services in Queensland

As part of the development of the Children’s Health and Wellbeing Services Plan 2018-2028 (CHWSP), Children’s Health Queensland are seeking input from a range of external stakeholders on the current challenges they face in the provision of paediatric services and on emerging service directions and strategies developed in consultation with internal clinicians. Children’s Health Queensland […]

National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (3rd edition) now available

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) have jointly produced the third edition of the National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (National Guide).

Measles alert for Brisbane south

The Metro South Public Health Unit has confirmed four cases of measles in the Brisbane south area during the last three weeks. Given the large numbers of people potentially exposed, further measles cases could present in the Brisbane south and Logan areas or elsewhere over the next few weeks. It is recommended that health professionals offer […]

New guidelines for care during pregnancy

The Australian Government Department of Health has released a revised version of the Pregnancy Care Clinical Practice Guidelines. The 2018 edition of the guidelines combines Module I and 2 of the Antenatal Care Guidelines, published in 2012 and 2014 respectively. A number of chapters were reviewed and updated for this edition, in accordance with NHRMC […]

Changes to PIP QI implementation date

The Practice Incentive Program (PIP) is a key driver to quality care in the general practice sector.  PIP is aimed at supporting general practice activities that encourage improvements in quality care, enhance capacity and improve access and health outcomes for patients. The PIP Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive will continue to build on this important work […]

Codeine scheduling changes – Alcohol and Drug Clinical Advisory Service launched

Queensland Health has commenced a 12-month pilot of the Alcohol and Drug Clinical Advisory Service (ADCAS). ADCAS, which started on 15 January 2018, is a specialist telephone support service for medical practitioners in Queensland, providing clinical advice by on-call addiction medical specialists regarding the management of patients with codeine dependency and other alcohol and drug […]

Help for people with severe mental illness

Important changes have been made to primary mental health care services for people with severe mental illness in the Brisbane South area. Brisbane South PHN is delighted to announce new arrangements for the Primary Mental Health Care Services for People with Severe Mental Illness Program, previously known as the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP). […]