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Your Local News is a monthly publication produced by Gold Coast Primary Health Network. Your Local News contains information for stakeholders, community organisations, the general public, allied health and healthcare professionals.

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Edition 8 2017 - CEO Report, primary healthcare job opportunities, health and community service directory, opportunities to help Gold Coast Primary Health Network improve healthcare, request for proposal Christmas Connections program, mental health service users and provider workshops to shape future care, fifteen to nineteen year old's now eligible for meningococcal vaccine against new strain, keep up-to-date by registering for My Health Record, new website to provide the factions on immunisation, Checking with your friends, family and colleagues - R U OK?, health and wellbeing group for people identifying with LGBTIQAP+, investigating ways to boost influenza vaccination rates for workers in aged care, national mental health study to better understanding mental health consumer and carer engagement, CareSearch resources for allied health professionals, new study shows salt intake is a major contributing factor in heart failure, QPP talking about stigma, Dementia Awareness month and upcoming events. 
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Edition 7 2017 - CEO Report, primary healthcare job opportunities - peak flu season, My Health for Life launch, health and wellbeing groups for CALD, LGBTIQAP+ and substance use, reducing risk of breast cancer, supporting people living with mental health conditions to navigate to NDIS, early Psychosis and Prenatal health symposium, new diabetes program on the Gold Coast for newly diagnosed patients, online consultation on the draft updated National Palliative Care Strategy, chronic disease management and allied health, new community social work service, adult community Mental Health Service, new grants to host Queensland Mental Health Week events, Lung Foundation COPD for health professionals, APNA Foundations for General Practice Nursing Course, new online tools for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drugs sector, Good Life, Good Death Community expo, Advance Health Directive workshop for individuals with mental health concerns, improving parking at public hospitals, 13 health webtest for STD, bariatric surgery initiative for Queensland patients, common ground Mens Group intro night, course for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers in cancer care, tenth annual International Cafe, new drugs on the PBS for hepatitis C and lung and kidney cancer, Griffith University seeking participants for suicide prevention study, new child protection resources available for professionals and upcoming events.
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Edition 6 2017 - CEO Report, professional job opportunities, immunisation update – meningococcal, pregnancy and flu, health information at NAIDOC event, new PhD scholarship in primary healthcare and population health, my Health Record update, new GCPHN Gold Coast Psychological Services Program, cervical screening change reminder, immunisation/wound events, international mental health conference, domestic violence shelter for Gold Coast, new health professional and consumer LGBTI resources, tackling smoking in Gold Coast mental health services, opportunity to join the mental health practitioner network, National Pain Week, 2017 International Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Misuse Conference, National Diabetes Week, upcoming events. View Your Local News Edition 6
Edition 5 2017 - CEO Report, professional job opportunities, PIR transition into NDIS, Request for Proposals – Occupational Therapists, NDIS website information, Breastscreen update, Gold Coast Primary Health Network Report to Community, record immunisation rates for the Gold Coast, NAIDOC Week activities, immunisation/wound events, lung disease patient seminar, allied health conference and award, domestic and youth family violence campaign launched, APNA general practice nursing workshop, consumer feedback sought for MBS review, dementia essentials course for health professionals,  Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, upcoming events. View Your Local News Edition 5
Edition 4 2017 - CEO Report, Professional job opportunities, My health for life EOI, Healthcare budget announcements, Expressions of interest to deliver My Health for Life Program, New board at GCPHN, The role of Partners In Recovery (PIR) during transition to NDIS, Preventing domestic and family violence, Timely immunisation advice, Cancer screening, Protecting yourself against pneumonia, Starting the discussion about end-of-life care, Quality improvement event for General Practice, Seeking donations to help the homeless, Antenatal Shared Care Forum for health professionals at Tweed, Mums-to-be involved My Baby's Movements study on the Gold Coast, Gold Coast community encouraged to get involved in Men's Health Week, Participants sought for Gold Coast research project into stuttering, CPCRE 16th Annual Palliative Care Research Conference, Memory walk and jog to raise awareness about dementia, Psychologists invited to attend 2017 APS College of Clinical Psychologists Conference, Schizophrenia Awareness Week, Dementia Essentials accredited course, Free Live Well with Asthma workshops for the community, National Heart Week, HealthyGC events View Your Local News Edition 4
Edition 3 2017 - CEO Report, Assistance for people impacted by the recent severe weather, New alcohol and other drug services now available on the Gold Coast, Bowel cancer App to reduce risk factors, Advance health directive for mental health, My Health Record consumer portal simulator, Flu vaccination reminder for 2017, Changes to the ATAPS program, GP trainers invited to workshop, Practice Nurse and GP Forum, Models of supervision - education opportunity for practitioners, Gold Coast Kids Expo, Expressions of interest: Alcohol and Other Drugs (AODS) Consumer and Carer Advisory Council, Improving e-mental health skills for health professionals, Seeking feedback to proposed changes to the aged care framework, Dementia Essentials accredited course for workers supporting people with dementia, Diabetes foot care resources for health professionals and EOI opportunity, New resources to help Indigenous Australians, Quitline survey for health professionals to improve referral pathways, Community Awareness Grants, Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference, Recall: EpiPen 300, Child development guide, Consumers Health Forum, April No Falls Month, HealthyGC events View Your Local News Edition 3
Edition 2 2017 - CEO Report, Opportunity to join Gold Coast Primary Health Network Board, Mental Health update: Patient Rights Advisers, Vaccinating pregnant women against flu and whooping cough, Advanced care planning pilot at Gold Coast residential aged care facilities, HPV immunisation rates at their highest on the Gold Coast, Renewed National Cervical Screening Program, My Health Record more portable, Community consultation: Queensland Mental Health and AOD Strategic Plans, Lavender Unit to assist mothers with complex perinatal mental health conditions, Registrations Open for APNA 2017 National Conference, National Consultation: developing an LGBTIQ Disability Strategy for the NDIA, Lung Foundation travel grants for COPD now available, Free Carer Support Workshop, ADA national conference on the Gold Coast, Health professional resources to support evidence-based mental healthcare in primary care, Free support for parents worried about kids online, Button battery health campaign, Older Australians to have more say in delivery of home care services, Close the Gap Day March 16, HealthyGC events View Your Local News Edition 2
Edition 1 2017 - New alcohol and other drug services launched on the Gold Coast, Mental Health Request for Proposals, Primary health care professionals encouraged to complete 2017 Primary Care Opinion Survey, Opportunity to be part of GCPHN Community Advisory Council, Back-to-school immunisation, A reminder about the importance of cancer screening, Practice Nurse Webinar - bowel cancer screening in general practice, Fully funded dementia training to better support dementia patients, Gold Coast Youth Drug and Alcohol Forum, Diabetes Management for Health Professionals Webinar Series, New Mental Health Act to be explained at Consumer and Carer Info Day, Short survey to help shape state's future for people with a disability, Paediatric Optometry Clinical Education, Home Library Service for Gold Coast residents unable to physically visit a local library, Survey for healthcare professionals working in cancer care, Online support to help parents help their teenagers, Technology transforming aged care delivery, Living with Dementia: Planning Ahead education event for carers, Australia's Healthy Weight Week February 13 - 19, HealthyGC events View Your Local News Edition 1
Edition 11 2016 - Mental health and alcohol and other drug services on the Gold Coast, Christmas Mental Health, Partners in Recovery, headspace Southport: Psychological support for young people, Get the effects by txt! Drug Information Service, Partners in Recovery and ATAPS Christmas Closure, Measles immunisation reminder, BreastScreen appointments made easier, Summer reminder for skin cancer checks, Medical and health volunteers required for Commonwealth Games, Snapshot of our achievements and activities, HealthyGC events View Your Local News Edition 11
Edition 10 2016 - Gold Coast free or low-cost programs to improve health and wellbeing, Coach, Get Healthy, Active and Healthy Gold Coast, Active and healthy recovery, World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day Nov 16, Public feedback sought on the Queensland Immunisation Strategy, National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week. Community input welcome for Fifth National Health Plan, World Diabetes Day promoting screening and awareness, My Health Record for Allied Health, Targeting Anxiety in Youth seminar for health professionals, Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Week Nov 13-16, HealthyGC events View Your Local News Edition 10
Edition 9 2016 - Mental health week including an international debut by local filmmakers and various mental health events, CEO Report, GCPHN vacant director position and other job opportunities in primary care, whooping cough for pregnant women, Gold Coast Health community forum, GCPHN plans and resources, courses in foot health, aural ear, practice nurse forum, world obesity day, Breastscreening awareness month, HealthyGC events View Your Local News Edition 9
Edition 8 2016 - CEO Report, Alcohol and other drugs information night for clinicians, ATAPS Suicide Prevention Service, R U OK?, Mapping service needs for individuals with a mental illness on the GC, Gold Coast Wellness Festival, New video to showcase GCPHN role, New bowel screening campaign features 'Kenny', Shingles vaccine Zostavax to be provided free for 70-79 year olds, Invitation to join the LGBTIQ+ Mental Health Professionals Network, HealthyGC events View Your Local News Edition 8
Edition 7 2016 - CEO Report, Mental Health/AoD: Are our needs covered? Alcohol & Other Drugs Design Workshop, How you can keep updated. Seniors Week: Staying happy and healthy, Supporting seniors and pets, Seniors and  Cancer Screening, Supporting seniors with mental illness: CNAP 65+, New COTA Queensland Information Session for Seniors, Immunisation available for the first time at Homeless Connect, HealthyGC events View Your Local News Edition 7
Edition 6 2016 - CEO Report, GCPHN Strategic Plan released, GP opportunity on GCPHN Board, GCPHN Persistent Pain Program, Mental health and other drug interventions training for health professionals, Mirikai Gold Coast 28-day program for drug and alcohol rehabilitation, helping Chinese-Australian women detect breast cancer, Partners In Recovery Gold Coast consortia changes, Diabetes Awareness Week, HealthyGC events View Your Local News Edition 6
Edition 5 2016 - Gold Coast Primary Health Network has published a wide range of community and professional resources in line with Bowel Cancer awareness month, help raise awareness about lifestyle-related illness this Men's Health Week, online training in My Health Record is connecting healthcare in Australia, local service providers needed for a community-based project, community morning tea briefing - mental health, alcohol and other drugs, mental health and alcohol and other drugs forum: General practice is part of the solution, men and women needed for influenza research study, Gold Coast travel services for locals with specific needs, Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, HealthyGC events View Your Local News Edition 5
Edition 4 2016 -  Gold Coast Primary Health Network continues strategic planning to create one world class health system for the Gold Coast and finalise future priorities, GCPHN has devleoped new Digital Health information for health professionals on HealthyGC, influenza resources are available for the public and health professionals on HealthyGC, expressions of interest are sought for the Gold Coast Obesity Summit, Deadly Families Festival will be held on June 4, Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Forum: General Practice: part of the solution, Targeting Anxiety in Youth Training Workshop, news in brief, Schizophrenia Awareness Week, HealthyGC events View Your Local News Edition 4
Edition 3 2016 - Gold Coast Primary Care Network has welcomed the Australian Government’s plans to look at new ways of managing patients with chronic disease and complex conditions, Video to highlight the importance of whooping cough immunisation, Engaging international experts to build a world class health system, Invitation to attend the Partners in Recovery Forum, Helping seniors to avoid a fall, Suicide Prevention training for GPs, practice managers and staff, Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) Programs for Older People, Your thoughts about Your Local News, Your thoughts about Your Local News View Your Local News Edition 3
Edition 2 2016 - Gold Coast childhood Indigenous immunisation rates one of the highest in Australia,Psychological support available: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Supporting access to health care, No Jab No Pay fact sheets in 22 languages, Partners in Recovery Gold Coast milestone, New resources and information on HealthyGC, National Close the Gap Day, Close the Gap Cultural Safety
Training Workshops,  Closing the Gap The Prime Minister Report 2016  View Your Local News Edition 2

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