News

New! Eight Mile Plains Satellite Hospital opens 27 May 2024
21 May 2024
Featured Post
General Practice
Community health
The new Eight Mile Plains Satellite Hospital opens it doors to patients on Monday 27 May 2024. Services include a Minor Illness and Injury Clinic, open 7 Days a week for walk-in treatment of urgent conditions.
National Core Community Palliative Care Medicines List launches in time for Palliative Care Week
22 May 2024
Aged care
Pharmacy
The new National Core Community Palliative Care Medicines List is now available to prescribers. Learn more about the List and the available palliative care resources available to health professionals.
Share your feedback: Help to improve LGBTIQA+ health access and equity
21 May 2024
Community health
Queensland Council for LGBTI Health is running consultations for health workers and consumers to share their thoughts and experiences in a safe and secure setting. Sign up for a consultation near you.
Metro South Health Rapid Access Services: Treatment for patients who need escalation of care
14 May 2024
General Practice
Metro South (MSH) Rapid Access Services (RAS) provide assessment and treatment to chronically ill patients who need escalation of care. Learn about the local RAS options.
Free screening mammograms for your eligible patients
13 May 2024
General Practice
Multicultural health
The BreastScreen Queensland mobile van is currently in Eagleby until 11 July 2024. Your patients could be eligible for free screening mammograms. Read more to learn how to make a booking.
Kidney Action Week 2024: Resources available for you and your patients
13 May 2024
General Practice
This Kidney Action Week, remind your patients that the best way to slow down kidney disease is to catch it early, before symptoms appear. Kidney health resources for your practice are available now.
New quality improvement activities for GPs: Cervical Screening Activity and GoShare Pneumococcal Project
08 May 2024
General Practice
Two new quality improvement activities are now available for general practices. View the full article for detailed information and links to participate.
Your input can shape the future of dental health: Statewide Oral Health Services Plan 2024-32
07 May 2024
Allied health
Community health
General Practice
Queensland Health invites you to provide feedback and share your suggestions for long-term actions you see as critical to progressing and implementing the Statewide Oral Health Services Plan 2024-32.
Heart Week 2024: Let's promote heart health awareness
03 May 2024
General Practice
Nursing
Heart Week 2024 runs this week from 6 to 12 May, and healthcare providers are encouraged to engage their patients in discussions about heart health and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Free resources are available now.
Update: Change to notifications for acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD)
03 May 2024
General Practice
First Nations health
Nursing
From Monday 29 April 2024, notifications for Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) are managed by Public Health Units across the state.
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) update: More medicines now available for 60-day prescriptions
02 May 2024
General Practice
Pharmacy
More Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines are now available for 60-day prescriptions. This change means patients can access twice the medication on a single prescription. Read more about the changes.
New initiatives in general practice: Experts share how to take advantage of policy and funding changes impacting general practice
02 May 2024
Allied health
General Practice
Join Dr Paresh Dawda and Dr Walid Jammal in our face-to-face workshop on Saturday 18 May to discover how your practice can take advantage of the policy and funding changes impacting general practice.
Expansion of the National Immunisation Program Vaccinations in Pharmacy (NIPVIP) Program
01 May 2024
Pharmacy
From Monday 29 April 2024, NIP vaccinations can now be administered off-site in certain locations under the NIPVIP Program. Read more to learn how pharmacies can claim a payment for these vaccinations.
Updates to My Health Record my health app
29 Apr 2024
General Practice
The National Health Services Directory (NHSD) is now integrated with My Health Record's my health app. Healthcare providers participating in My Health Record are reminded to review security and access policies.
Care finder program for older people at risk of falling through services
23 Apr 2024
Aged care
The Care finders Program aims to support people who don’t have family members, friends, a carer or a representative to help them access aged care services and supports. Read more to learn about the Program.
The Health Needs Assessment survey has been extended! Participate now to have your say on healthcare
22 Apr 2024
Community health
BSPHN news
Our Health Needs Assessment survey has been extended to Monday 6 May 2024. We invite health practitioners to participate in the survey. By sharing your insights, you contribute to improving healthcare in our region.
World Immunisation Week 2024: Is your practice ready for flu season?
22 Apr 2024
General Practice
Nursing
Community health
World Immunisation Week begins Wednesday 24 April. Learn more about how Brisbane South PHN supports general practices and other primary care vaccine providers to increase immunisation coverage within our region.
Eight Mile Plains Satellite Hospital opening soon
22 Apr 2024
General Practice
Community health
The new Eight Mile Plains Satellite Hospital is expected to open Monday 27 May 2024 and includes a Minor Illness and Injury Clinic open 7 Days a week for walk-in treatment of urgent conditions. Learn more, here.
Train in advanced procedural obstetrics: Support available for GPs
17 Apr 2024
General Practice
Support and incentives are available for GPs interested in becoming a Rural Generalist and training in advanced procedural obstetrics. Read more to learn about the program and eligibility requirements.
Queensland Health update: General practices can access nirsevimab from Monday 29 April 2024
16 Apr 2024
General Practice
First Nations health
Nirsevimab will be available to all immunisation providers in Queensland from Monday 29 April 2024. Join Dr Isaac Tranter in our online webinar to learn more about the program.
Have your say on healthcare! Participate in our Health Needs Assessment
10 Apr 2024
BSPHN news
Community health
We invite health practitioners to participate in the Health Needs Assessment survey. By sharing your insights, you contribute to improving the healthcare in the Brisbane south PHN and Metro South Health region.
Incentivised opportunities for GPs available: Express your interest in our 'Healthy Habits' pilot project
08 Apr 2024
General Practice
Community health
Our upcoming Healthy Habits: Prevention Clinic Pilot Project is open for expressions of interest from general practices. Learn more about this opportunity in chronic disease preventative care.
The free diabetes service making day-to-day management of diabetes easier for your patients
08 Apr 2024
General Practice
GPs can refer their adult patients diagnosed with diabetes to the Chronic Disease Diabetes Service. Find out how this free service might benefit your patients in the day-to-day managing of their diabetes.
Local medical centres named ‘Best of Brisbane’ by Courier Mail readers
02 Apr 2024
General Practice
Congratulations to Carina Medical and Specialist Centre and Sinnamon Park Medical Centre for being named as winners of The Courier Mail’s Best of Brisbane in the Medical Centre category.
Essential information for bowel cancer screening referrals
26 Mar 2024
General Practice
Avoid common mistakes in the referral process for colonoscopies after a positive bowel screening test. Learn about the correct documentation requirements to prevent rejections of GP referrals.
UQ teaching incentives available to general practice: longer student placements, academic titles and CPD points for GPs
26 Mar 2024
General Practice
Medical students are available for clinical placement in your practice. See how student placements can benefit your practice and potentially boost the number of graduates opting for a career in general practice.