There have been two cases of multi-drug resistant (MOR) gonorrhoea recently detected in Australia. One of these cases was diagnosed in Western Australia, and the other in Queensland. These are two of only three known cases worldwide that are highly resistant to all of the antibiotics that have been in routine use to treat gonorrhoea. […]
From 8 May 2018 scripts issued to patients at Redland Hospital and Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre, Gundu Pa, will gradually transition to being printed by computer onto A4 paper, instead of being handwritten onto a script. Redland Hospital and Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre want to make sure that your community pharmacy can easily identify and […]
After 2017 being the worst flu season in recent years, the Queensland Department of Health is implementing the Childhood Influenza Program this year. Expected to commence in mid-April 2018, the program will provide free influenza vaccines to all Queensland children aged between six months and less than five years through general practices and other childhood […]
From 1 April 2018 General Practitioners and nurse practitioners are able to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection under Section 85 of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The prescription will be able to be dispensed from any pharmacy, however some pharmacies may need to order the medication which may take a […]
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).
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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