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Allied health professionals recently had the valuable opportunity to network and meet other health practitioners with similar special interest areas at Brisbane South PHN’s first ‘Children and Young People’ Community of Practice (CoP) meeting. Nineteen allied health professionals met at the Pacific Golf Club on 6 September 2017 to hear a presentation about working with parents of children with chronic health conditions. This is a timely topic as...

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Health professionals recently joined the launch of Brisbane South PHN’s ‘Older Adults’ Community of Practice (CoP). Thirty-four practitioners from general practice, allied health and pharmacy attended the first CoP meeting held on 30 August 2017 at Alexandra Hills Hotel, learning about and sharing information to assist older adults to live healthy and active lives in the local community. Megan Geddes, an Occupational Therapist from Blue...

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Preliminary measures have been put in place to transition the current operations of the Psychological Therapies (formerly ATAPS) program to a new commissioned model of care. The new model will include the outsourcing of intake and assessment along with the delivery of services, an end-to-end model Therefore, you may...

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The broader Brisbane South community will benefit from free access to newly commissioned low-intensity psychological services. Federal member for Forde, the Hon. Bert Van Manen MP (pictured right) formally announced on 28 August 2017 that Artius Group and Acacia Ridge Community Support Inc. were successful in tendering to deliver psychological...

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Does your patient attend Milpera State High School? Please see below for important information on immunisation from Metro South Public Health Unit public health physician Dr Bhakti Vasant. Milpera State High School (MSHS) teaches English across a variety of curriculum areas for migrant children of non-English speaking backgrounds including...

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Brisbane South PHN recently held a Best Practice chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) workshop entitled ‘Cutting through the complexity of managing COPD in Primary Care’ at which 42 people attended. The event was delivered in association with NPS MedicineWise and targeted General Practitioners and pharmacists. The workshop’s primary objective...

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A new Request For Quote has been posted to QTenders, inviting submissions establish an accommodation and recovery-oriented support service for children and young people in Brisbane region. The service will focus on youth who experience complex mental health issues that are often accompanied by substance misuse in collaboration with specialist mental health services provided by...

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Brisbane South PHN is pleased to announce Jim Boden has been appointed to the newly created role of Domestic and Family Violence Coordinator. Could you please tell us a bit about your new role? As Domestic and Family Violence Coordinator, I will primarily be responsible for a commissioned program...

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The Brisbane South PHN Refugee Health Program is excited to announce it will expand to more proactively address the health needs of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The newly formed Multicultural Health Program will continue its strong involvement in refugee health and will also become more involved...

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