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Early advice on 2020 National Immunisation Program Seasonal Clinical update: National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule changes from 1 July 2020 – advice for vaccination providers

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From 1 July 2020 there will be changes to the immunisation schedule designed to improve protection against meningococcal and pneumococcal disease.  The changes are being implemented following recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and other clinical experts.

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Point of Care Testing, a business case for general practice

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One of the key challenges faced by patients and health providers in regional and remote areas of Australia is the turnaround time usually required to access test results that are often the key to the treatment and management of illnesses. The My Health PoCiTT program aimed at improving access to testing and health outcomes, provides a point of care testing (PoCT) service to general practice across rural and remote SA, has been commissioned by Country SA PHN.

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Information for GPs about Medicinal Cannabis and Online Learning


Information for general practice has been developed to support doctors who are interested in finding out more about medicinal cannabis as a treatment option for their patients. Information tailored for general practitioners is provided in the attached factsheet, including links to online training and other clinical resources. Clinicians may find these resources useful in evaluating whether medicinal cannabis products might be appropriate for their patient

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CALHN revises Burns First Aid book for GPs and Pharmacists

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The Central Adelaide Local Health Network Burns Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital is renowned for their treatment of burns and introducing innovative, world-first procedures to South Australia. In support of Burns Awareness Month, the team have revised their Burns First Aid book that is specific to adult burn management.

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Aboriginal-led program preventing suicides in rural South Australia

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We’re proud to share SBS Australia’s story on our work to establish Australia’s first indigenous suicide after-care service delivered by ACCHO. Nukunu elder Kym Thomas and Pika Wiya suicide prevention support worker Rick Dadleh discuss the program’s success, providing support after a suicide attempt to the local indigenous community. Our Mental Health & AOD manager Chez Curnow says ...

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Country SA PHN is the health network set up to service the country regions of South Australia, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery while improving the coordination of patient care. Established by the Federal Government, we exist to bridge the gap of health inequity and access in rural South Australia by building a collaborative and responsive health care system.

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