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Consultation open on the Review of the Quality Use of Medicines Program’s Delivery

The Department of Health invites submissions to inform the Review of the Quality Use of Medicines Program’s Delivery by the National Prescribing Service MedicineWise (NPS) (the Review). The Review is being conducted by Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom AO. The purpose of this consultation is to seek broad stakeholder and community feedback to inform future Australian government policy […]

Recommissioning primary mental health services for the Brisbane south region

Recommissioning primary mental health services for the Brisbane south region

From July 2019, Brisbane South PHN will be establishing a regional service model integrated across three sub-regions in Brisbane south: Brisbane (Princess Alexandra Hospital catchment), Logan/Beaudesert (Logan Hospital catchment) and Redlands (Redlands Hospital catchment). Brisbane South PHN intends for each of the sub-regions to develop a place based approach to care provision over time. The […]

Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide

Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide

The 2018 update of the Australian Refugee Health Practice Guide is now available! Brisbane South PHN was proud to contribute to this resource, which aims to support doctors, nurses and other primary care providers to deliver health care to people from refugee backgrounds including people seeking asylum. This resource replaces the Caring for Refugee Patients […]

Brisbane South PHN recognised for domestic and family violence initiative

Brisbane South PHN has been recognised as a leading PHN for our work in addressing domestic and family violence within the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board 2017-2018 Annual Report. The report identifies Brisbane South PHN’s Recognise, Respond, Refer program as an example of PHN-led initiatives aimed at improving responses by primary […]

Survey: Menopause care for immigrant women

If you provide care for women in midlife who have migrated from low and middle-income countries to Australia, researchers from Monash University are interested in learning about your experiences, barriers and information needs. Please click here to complete a short anonymous survey and for the chance to win one of three $100 Coles-Myer gift vouchers. The […]

Heart and stroke action plan survey

The Heart and Stroke Action Plan online survey is now up and running for consumers and stakeholders to identify key priorities for inclusion in the Plan. Click here for more information and to take the survey. The survey will be open until December 14.

Dementia risk factors

The International Research Network on Dementia Prevention ( is an Australian led initiative designed to further research on dementia prevention and dementia risk reduction. The IRNDP would like to develop information and support for dementia risk reduction in primary health care settings. To do this they need to know: what GPs and practice nurses already […]

Provide your feedback on cardiac arrhythmia

Atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias are associated with higher morbidities and mortality. Should you screen asymptomatic patients? What is the role of mobile ECG devices? What is your need for ECG interpretation training? University of Sydney is conducting a five-minute survey to explore the views, knowledge and practices of general practitioners (GPs) and GP registrars […]

Developing an electronic tool to predict childhood obesity

Are you a clinician or recent parent? The University of Queensland research team, in partnership with Children’s Health Queensland, is developing an electronic tool (i-PATHWAY) to predict childhood obesity. They want to find out: your views and attitudes towards predicting childhood obesity how a tool like this could be used in practice in the most […]

Improving mental health services for the Brisbane south community

Improving mental health services for the Brisbane south community

Brisbane South PHN and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) are working together with people who have lived experience, carers, service providers, general community members and government agencies to co-design an improved service model for mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug (MHSPAOD) services and supports in Brisbane south. Brisbane South PHN […]