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7 October 2021| Primary Health Matters

Highlights:

  • PallConsult providing 24/7 support to health care professionals
  • Approved rapid antigen testing for in-home use
  • Raising awareness for Queensland Seniors Month

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30 September 2021| Primary Health Matters

Highlights:

  • Practices looking for more support in adopting a person-centred care approach
  • Expressions of interest to join Brisbane South Lived Experience Advisory Group
  • Quality Improvement toolkit – Alcohol and Other Drugs

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23 September 2021| Primary Health Matters

Highlights:

  • Adolescents aged 12 to 15 years are now eligible to receive either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
  • Boosting COVID-19 vaccination support for First Nations peoples
  • Engaging with adolescent patients about alcohol and other drugs

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16 September 2021| Primary Health Matters

Highlights:

  • Choice of vaccine for people over 60 in Queensland
  • Supporting patients experiencing alcohol and other drug concerns
  • Headspace Beaudesert has now opened

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9 September 2021| Primary Health Matters

Highlights:

  • Expression of interest – Brisbane South PHN Advisory Councils
  • Reducing stigma associated with alcohol and other drug use
  • Online forum: Refugee Communities in Cultural Transition

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2 September 2021| Primary Health Matters

Highlights:

  • Secure Transfer Service address book – have you updated your contact details?
  • Workshop: Accreditation Success in General Practice
  • PIPQIM: National report on the first year of data 2020-21

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26 August 2021| Primary Health Matters

Highlights:

  • Aged care worker vaccination mandate includes visiting health providers
  • Launch of National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
  • Quality Improvement toolkit – Wellness Strategy

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19 August 2021| Primary Health Matters

Highlights:

  • QScript – Providers must register now
  • Residential Aged Care Facility workforce vaccinations
  • Review of general practice accreditation arrangements

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12 August 2021| Primary Health Matters

Highlights:

  • First Nations Cultural Awareness Training
  • Quality Improvement toolkit for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Healthy Ageing Hubs

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5 August 2021| Primary Health Matters

Highlights:

  • 24-hour COVID-19 testing clinic opens in Brisbane South Region
  • Register for the Health Provider Portal
  • Quality Improvement toolkit – Patient Records

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