Forbes GP, Dr Richard Draper, named RACGP's NSW GP of the Year

Dr Richard Draper has been named NSW / ACT GP of the Year by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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A message from our CEO and Executive Manager – Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing

On the weekend the majority of Australians voted against enshrining an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.

Regardless of our personal views on the proposition before the Australian people, we would like to acknowledge the emotional costs that this public debate has caused our Aboriginal community.

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Be MyMedicare ready

As of 1 October, patients are now able to register with their regular practice if the practice is registered with MyMedicare.

If you haven’t done so already, practices must return to the Organisation Register from 1 October and add ‘MyMedicare program’ to your practice registration.

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Preparing for the effects of drought: Information for primary care providers

Drought is a recurring environmental challenge in the Western NSW area, and while the business risk for primary care providers may be much lower than that of other business,primary care providers may still be exposed to drought mitigation efforts.

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Look after your mental health

This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2023 is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’, making this a good reminder to all Australians to look after your mental health and seek support through services like Head to Health.

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Make a plan and be prepared - September is emergency preparedness month

The Central West NSW region is no stranger to emergencies and disasters. Spring time is the best time to make sure you have your plan in place, just in case.

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The Men's Table arrives in the Central West

The Men’s Table has arrived in the Central West and is seeking men to participate. Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is proud to fund this important initiative to encourage men to connect and share the highs and lows of life.

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Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) building resilience and enhancing services in the flood impacted region of Central West NSW

WNSW PHN aims to improve the health outcomes of communities within western and far west NSW. In the Spring of 2022, regional communities in the central west of NSW were devastated with record breaking floods that resulted in destructive and damaging ongoing impacts to people, property, harvests, and the general mental health and wellbeing of communities. The residents of these communities have shown incredible and inspiring resilience as they continuously work to rebuild and manage the lasting effects of such an event. 

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Connecting communities to break the stigma

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) along with partners invites community members and professionals to the 2023 Suicide Prevention Forum in Orange NSW.

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