Supporting GPs to manage influenza and respiratory infections
This webinar provides examples of GP clinics in CESPHN who have implemented practical ways to help manage face to face consultation with patients who have respiratory symptoms, influenza infection and COVID-19 infection. Watch recording of webinar here.
Ukrainians in NSW: Access to immunisation and health services
People from Ukraine who arrived in Australia on or after 1 December 2021 are eligible to access public hospital services free of charge under the NSW Health policy for asylum seekers without Medicare.
Being Medicare ineligible severely limits access to GPs. Some of this gap will be filled by the NSW Refugee Health Service’s GP clinics in Sydney. Other refugees may access private GPs, who can potentially be funded by Settlement Services International (SSI) on request; some GPs may choose to provide pro-bono care.
Immunisation providers: Help shape the future of AIR by sharing your experiences
Services Australia are conducting research to identify and validate the current pain points of the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) to better understand potential opportunities and co-design solutions. Services Australia would like to engage with a broad range of immunisation providers (hospital, pharmacy, general practice, aged care, etc) who interact with the AIR on a regular basis.
The initial intent is to engage with providers face to face for 45 minutes, then identify where further workshops may be required for different user groups.
The outcome of these findings will inform recommendations for a full research report to be provided to the Department of Health in December 2022.
ATAGI has updated its recommendations for an additional booster dose (fourth dose) for selected population groups who are at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19. This quick reference guide can be used by vaccine providers to assist in identifying patients eligible for a 4th dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Increasing rates of vaccinations for people with an intellectual disability
Have you contacted your patients with an intellectual disability to discuss their annual vaccinations?
Following up recalls and conversations about vaccinations are important to have with your patients with intellectual disability because:
People with intellectual disability (ID) are three times more likely than the general population to be admitted for vaccine-preventable conditions.
A NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission report found that a very small proportion of people with ID had received an influenza or pneumococcal vaccine in the 12 months prior to their death.
Do you want to increase your confidence to have these conversations with your patients with ID?
CESPHN service navigators can run tailored in-practice Intellectual Disability Health Care workshops for GPs, Practice Nurses, Practice Managers, and reception staff.
Maroubra Medicare Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) is now open The Maroubra Medicare Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) is now open, seven days a week, from 8.00am to 8.00pm. It was officially launched by member for Kingsford Smith, the hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP (pictured at the launch with CESPHN CEO Nathalie Hansen…
Media Release: Central and Eastern Sydney PHN releases Healthy Ageing Strategy to empower older people In response to the increasing longevity and rapid growth of the older population the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN) is proud to release its new Healthy Ageing Strategy 2023-2028. This comprehensive strategy…
Launch of new Australian Guideline for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk The 2023 Australian Guideline for assessing and managing cardiovascular disease risk, and associated Australian cardiovascular disease risk calculator (Aus CVD Risk Calculator), will become the new standard of care for the primary prevention of CVD in Australia. This…
At CESPHN we value your feedback and invite you to complete the 2023 stakeholder engagement survey At CESPHN, we value your feedback and invite you to complete the stakeholder engagement survey on our service delivery and communication over the past 12 months. This short survey only takes five minutes and…
CESPHN Healthy Ageing Strategy 2023-28 has been released The Central and Eastern Sydney PHN has developed a Healthy Ageing Strategy to empower older people in our region to live more active and fulfilling lives, enabled by inclusive communities, and supported by integrated person-centred health and social services. Healthy ageing relies…
NSW community urged to be on alert amid rise in listeriosis NSW Health is reminding people who are immunocompromised, pregnant, or aged over 65 years to avoid foods that can cause listeriosis, following several confirmed cases of listeria infection in NSW. Listeriosis infection, which comes from consuming food contaminated with…
CESPHN Primary Health Awards: 2023 Finalists and Winners announced At a packed event last night at the Hazelhurst Arts Centre in Gymea, CESPHN held its annual Primary Health Awards. CESPHN’s multicultural community was reflected in our numerous and diverse submissions. All immensely impressive. The winners, announced at the awards event,…