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COVID-19: GP Alert (29 May 2020)

NEW – More Queenslanders must get tested for COVID-19, AHPPC statement on restoration of elective surgery and hospital activity, NEW – Public Health Direction hotline established, Supporting people with disability during COVID-19, Lung function tests and Accreditation during COVID-19.

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Digital Health Update May 2020

Get ready electronic presptions are on the way; image based prescriptions; telehealth - telephone and video call consultations; My Health Record and specialist practices; GP smart referrals.

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App supporting health professionals mental health

he Black Dog Institute have developed The Essential Network (TEN) App to support health care professionals by developing an integrated specialist mental health support system designed specifically for them. TEN can support Health Professionals to manage life and work through COVID-19.

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Accredited mental health social workers available

Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSWs) are registered Medicare providers that can work with GPs to improve patient outcomes.

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Restrictions changed for opioids on the PBS

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings for opioid medicines will change next month ( 1 June 2020).

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COPD in the West Moreton region GP survey participation needed

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN, West Moreton Health and the University of Southern Queensland have partnered together to address the health burden of COPD in the West Moreton community.

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COVID-19: GP Alert (26 May 2020)

James Neil Medical GP Respiratory Clinic now open in Toowoomba, Updated CDNA National Guidelines, Revised Domestic Family Violence Toolkit and resources available, Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Wills and Enduring Documents) Regulation 2020, Australian Journal of General Practice

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COVID-19: GP Alert (18 May 2020)

Information session on nbn services in a COVID-19 and post-COVID environment, CDNA Guidelines update, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) update, Queensland-specific COVID-19 information in 31 languages, COVID-19 mental health hub for health professionals and upcoming webinars

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COVID-19: GP Alert (19 May 2020) - Digital prescribing

Legislative amendment enabling digital images of prescriptions

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