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Brisbane South PHN updates

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Brisbane South PHN updates

Brisbane South PHN is supporting our general practices to prepare for and help limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our region.

This page aims to consolidate the latest COVID-19 updates from Brisbane South PHN, including information for the primary health sector and current editions of our twice-weekly publication, the eBlast. For previous updates, please see our archive. 

To subscribe to the Brisbane South PHN eBlasts contact media@bsphn.org.au.

Brisbane South PHN eBlast 243  –  29 May 2020

Welcome to the 243rd edition of the Brisbane South PHN eBlast. Highlights from this edition include:

  • Is your RACF really ready for a COVID-19 outbreak? Practical actions and scenario testing
  • New animation from Brisbane South PHN: Health services are open and safe
  • COVID-19 Model for Improvement and PDSA: Emergency Response Training

Click here to view the Brisbane South PHN eBlast 243.

Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast 9  –  27 May 2020

Welcome to the ninth edition of the Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast. Highlights from this edition include:

  • Updates to image-based prescriptions in Queensland
  • COVID-19 point-of-care tests and serology testing of antibodies for COVID-19
  • Update on the suspension of lung function testing and spirometry testing

Click here to view the Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast.

Brisbane South PHN eBlast 242  –  22 May 2020

Welcome to the 242nd edition of the Brisbane South PHN eBlast. Highlights from this edition include:

  • National Reconciliation Week happening from 27 May to 3 June
  • Free online CPD: eating disorder training for clinicians
  • Would you like to help improve bereavement support for older people?

Click here to view the Brisbane South PHN eBlast 242.

Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast 8  –  20 May 2020

Welcome to the eighth edition of the Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast. Highlights from this edition include:

  • Allied health professionals are now eligible for surgical masks
  • Lifting of restrictions begins: Three-Step National Road Map
  • Changes to QLD legislation for digital prescriptions.

Click here to view the Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast.

Brisbane South PHN eBlast 241  –  15 May 2020

Welcome to the 241st edition of the Brisbane South PHN eBlast. Highlights from this edition include:

  • New digital initiatives addressing medicine safety
  • Episode Three of COVID-19 Conversations – Understanding the Process
  • PallCR hotline transitions to 24/7 support for primary care professionals.

Click here to view the Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast.

Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast 7  –  13 May 2020

Welcome to the seventh edition of the Brisbane South PHN eBlast. Highlights from this edition include:

  • Mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19
  • Managing testing and infection control as restrictions ease
  • Domestic and Family Violence – training for general practices in the Brisbane south region

Click here to view the Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast.

Brisbane South PHN eBlast 240  –  8 May 2020

Welcome to the 239th edition of the Brisbane South PHN eBlast. Highlights from this edition include:

  • Confidential counselling and support for primary health professionals
  • Australian Immunisation Handbook now available as a mobile app
  • Brisbane South PHN releases 2020 Influenza QI Toolkit

Click here to view the Brisbane South PHN eBlast 240.

Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast 6  –  6 May 2020

Welcome to the sixth edition of the Brisbane South PHN eBlast. Highlights from this edition include:

  • Counselling support available for primary health professionals
  • Allied health professionals now eligible for surgical masks
  • Practice Incentive Program update on supporting primary care during COVID-19.

Click here to view the Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast.

Brisbane South PHN media release  –  1 May 2020

Brisbane South PHN is pleased to announce the opening of four temporary GP-led Respiratory Clinics in our region. These clinics are being rolled out to offer additional care options for community members with possible symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever or respiratory symptoms.

Click here to view the GP-led Respiratory Clinics media release.

Brisbane South PHN eBlast 239  –  1 May 2020

Welcome to the 239th edition of the Brisbane South PHN eBlast. Highlights from this edition include:

  • BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Southside Service reopens
  • Resources and services to support veteran mental health
  • NPS MedicineWise educational visits update

Click here to view the Brisbane South PHN eBlast 239.

Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast 5  –  29 April 2020

Welcome to the fifth edition of the Brisbane South PHN eBlast. Highlights from this edition include:

  • Expanded criteria for COVID-19 testing across Queensland
  • Updates for point-of-care serology testing
  • New Expert Advice Matters campaign from RACGP

Click here to view the Brisbane South PHN COVID-19 eBlast.

Brisbane South PHN eBlast 238  –  24 April 2020

Welcome to the 238th edition of the Brisbane South PHN eBlast. Highlights from this edition include:

  • Mental health and wellbeing service for veterans and their families
  • New release: eLearning – Quality improvement using clinical software
  • Webinars for building practice capacity on Brisbane South PHN Education calendar.

Click here to view the Brisbane South PHN eBlast 238.

For previous editions of our eBlasts and other prior updates, please see our archive. 

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