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A StepCare trial identifying depression & anxiety in the Western NSW PHN region

WNSW Primary Health Network has partnered with Black Dog Institute to rollout a mental health “checkup” service aimed at screening patients for anxiety and depression.
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Western NSW Primary Health Network shows what works in delivering effective Aboriginal health services

The AHHA has released a Deeble Institute Evidence Brief on ‘What works’ in partnering to deliver effective Aboriginal health services: the Western New South Wales Primary Health Network experience. The release of the Evidence Brief follows the launch of the region’s Cultural Safety Framework on 18 August in Broken Hill by the Minister for Indigenous Health, Hon. Ken Wyatt, MP.


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Service Mapping for Chronic Care a world-first in Western NSW

WNSW PHN today launched its Integrated Chronic Care Atlas of Dubbo and Coonamble, along with the Integrated Mental Health Atlas of Western NSW. The atlases apply an international methodology to map services and identify gaps in the region. 


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Launch of Cultural Safety Framework to improve health services for Aboriginal People

Western NSW Primary Health Network launches its cultural safety framework on Friday, 18 August in Broken Hill. This framework enables our organisation and service providers to positively influence the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal People.  


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Health alert: warning on viral gastroenteritis

NSW Health is urging the community to wash their hands and stay at home if affected by gastroenteritis, following an increase in viral gastroenteritis notifications and emergency department presentations in hospitals across the state.


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Psychological Therapy Services for under-serviced Groups

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new service provider for the provision of Psychological Therapy Services for under-serviced Groups. From 1 October 2017, Marathon Health will provide services under a new model to those individuals requiring primary mental health care who are not likely to be able to have their needs met through Medicare subsidised mental health services.


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Practitioner Certificate in Hypnosis Scholarship

Applications now open for Practitioner Certificate in Hypnosis Scholarship

The Academy of Applied Hypnosis in partnership with WNSW PHN are proud to offer a new scholarship which is open to all health practitioners working in the Western NSW Primary Health Network Region.

The scholarship covers all tuition fees and text book costs for the Practitioner Certificate in Hypnosis Course which will be delivered online by Dr Leon W. Cowen, Executive Director, Academy of Applied Hypnosis.

Applications close 15 September 2017.

Click here for full details and to apply.


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Service Mapping for Chronic Care Survey

WNSW PHN together with ConNetica Consulting are conducting a pilot study that will apply an internationally standardised and validated classification tool to map chronic care provision in Dubbo and Coonamble. Support for the project is also being provided by the University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre.


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Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease

The Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) has recently announced the appointment of a new service provider for the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease in western NSW. 


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WNSW PHN Innovation Plan

The Western NSW PHN is committed to innovation in General Practice, Aboriginal Medical Services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in Western NSW.

Registration of Interest for Participation in the WNSW PHN Innovation Plan is now open.

WNSWPHN Innovation Plan


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School-Based Meningococcal W Vaccine

NSW Health will fund a new school-based meningococcal W vaccination program for all Year 11 and 12 students.


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BHCC Resident GP Video Connect Goes Live in Dubbo

WNSW PHN's Better Health Care Connections - Resident GP Video Connect pilot program has been operating in Broken Hill since April 2016 and has now launched in Dubbo.


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