News

Diabetes management during Ramadan
22 Jan 2024
Featured Post
CALD communities
General Practice
The Islamic month for fasting (Ramadan) begins in mid-March this year. Logan Hospital is running diabetes preparation clinics in the lead up to Ramadan, to help prepare patients with diabetes who choose to fast.
PenCS Awards 2023: Congratulations to the winners in our region
19 Feb 2024
General Practice
Two practices in the Brisbane south region were selected as winners in the PenCS Data Awards for 2023. Congratulations to the Silky Oaks Medical Practice and Grow Life Medical teams.
Register for the 2024 National Advance Care Planning Week Virtual Forum
18 Feb 2024
General Practice
Aged care
The Statewide Office of Advance Care Planning invites health professionals in Queensland to register for the 2024 National Advance Care Planning (ACP) Week Virtual Forum. Online session run from 18 to 21 March 2024.
82% of practices in the Brisbane south region are registered for MyMedicare — are you?
16 Feb 2024
General Practice
More and more general practices in our region are registered for MyMedicare, giving them access to triple bulk-billing incentives. Is your practice missing out? We can help you to register. Read on to learn more.
Have your say on updates to the National Guidelines for On-Screen Presentation of Discharge Summaries
13 Feb 2024
General Practice
Pharmacy
Aged care
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care are seeking your input on the updated ‘sample discharge summary’ contained in the National Guidelines for On-Screen Presentation of Discharge Summaries.
RACGP extension to 2023 CPD hours: Your CPD hours can now be completed by 31 March 2024
13 Feb 2024
General Practice
Do you or your GPs need some help to achieve CPD hours? CPD activities completed before 31 March 2024 can now be recorded as part of the 2023 CPD year. Read on to learn more.
Free advance care planning clinics are now available for your patients
12 Feb 2024
Aged care
General Practice
Free advance care planning (ACP) clinics hosted by the Metro South Health ACP Service team are now available for your patients. Bookings are essential. Learn more about the clinics here.
Update: Changes to the Queensland Rheumatic Heart Disease Register and Control Program
07 Feb 2024
General Practice
First Nations health
Queensland’s Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) Register and Control Program is currently undergoing some changes. Read the full article to learn what has changed.
Invitation for Expressions of Interest: Join the Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) Clinical Advisory Group
07 Feb 2024
General Practice
Applications close Friday 1 March 2024. Submit an Expression of Interest to join the Clinical Advisory Group to help inform the development of the Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) for public health referrals.
Building Nurse Capacity program: $12,000 incentives
05 Feb 2024
Nursing
General Practice
Applications close Friday 9 February 2024. Submit an Expression of Interest to take part in the program.
Health alert: Benzathine benzylpenicillin is not ‘BenPen’
01 Feb 2024
General Practice
Recent incidents highlight the ongoing need for awareness regarding the differences between benzathine benzylpenicillin and benzylpenicillin.
MyMedicare: How to set your practice's MyMedicare preferences
31 Jan 2024
General Practice
This step-by-step guide covers the process for managing new patient-initiated pending registrations. Read more to learn how to set your practice's MyMedicare Preferences.
Health alert: Confirmed measles case in Brisbane
25 Jan 2024
Community health
General Practice
Queensland Health advises that a case of measles on Brisbane's southside area has been recorded. Find full details of the health alert here.
Disaster readiness: Free workshops available for seniors and people living with chronic health conditions
25 Jan 2024
Aged care
Community health
Disability
General Practice
Logan City Council are delivering free Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (PCEP) workshops for seniors and all people living with chronic health conditions. Do you have patients eligible to attend? Find out here.
MyMedicare: Using the Patient List to manage patient registrations
23 Jan 2024
General Practice
The MyMedicare Patient List helps general practices manage MyMedicare patient registrations. Here's how to access your practice's patient information lists.
Closure of National Coronavirus Helpline (NCH) and Easy Vaccine Access (EVA)
23 Jan 2024
General Practice
Community health
The National Coronavirus Helpline (NCH) and Easy Vaccine Access (EVA) are no longer in service. Read more to find what services are now available to your patients.
Medicare Urgent Care Clinics open in Brisbane’s south region
19 Jan 2024
General Practice
Community health
Two Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (UCCs) are now open in the Brisbane South PHN region. Medicare UCCs are funded by the Australian Government to help ease pressure on hospital emergency departments.
MyMedicare: Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) Item Information
16 Jan 2024
General Practice
Triple bulk billing incentives and longer MBS-funded level C and D telephone calls are now available for patients registered with the billing practice under MyMedicare. See our quick guide to the MBS item numbers.
My Health Journal: the free, user-friendly tool helping people with dementia to manage their health
15 Jan 2024
General Practice
Community health
Aged care
Allied health
This specially-designed journal helps people and their care teams to keep track of appointments, communication and important health care information in one place. Read on for more on how to order your free copies.
Queensland Clinical Networks: Steering Committee applications now open
15 Jan 2024
General Practice
Applications are now open for positions on select steering committees with Queensland Clinical Networks. Help provide clinical leadership and advice to Queensland Health to improve consumer outcomes and experiences.
Disaster readiness: Resources available for primary care to assist with summer planning
11 Jan 2024
General Practice
Our region often faces extreme weather events in summer months. Planning support is available to help your practice prepare to respond to the health needs of your patients during disasters and emergencies.
Ways to Wellness: A social prescription pathway to address social isolation and experiences of loneliness
10 Jan 2024
General Practice
Mental health
Social prescribing offers health care providers assistance with connecting their patients to community services and social activities that can address unmet social needs.
Health alert: Severe heatwave conditions for our region
14 Dec 2023
Community health
General Practice
Aged care
From 14 December 2023, severe heatwave conditions are commencing across South East Queensland. Read more on how to prepare your practice and patients for extreme heat conditions.
MyMedicare: Key information for general practices
23 Nov 2023
General Practice
MyMedicare registration is now open to eligible patients. Here are resources to prepare you for patient conversations about MyMedicare, helping you to answer any questions patients may have about this change.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visits South Brisbane Medicare Urgent Care Clinic
01 Nov 2023
Media releases
General Practice
UQ Health Care and Brisbane South PHN were pleased to welcome Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to the new South Brisbane Medicare Urgent Care Clinic (UCC). The clinic will start seeing patients 23 October 2023.
Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (Medicare UCCs): Key information for general practices
06 Sep 2023
General Practice
BSPHN news
The first of 11 Queensland Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (UCCs) was opened in Logan on Monday 14 August 2023.