Network Link : December 2016
ISSUE December 2016 In this edition: Health Care Home EOI Open 1 Reports reveal health of Queenslanders 2-3 Rural General Practice Grants Program EOI 4 Supply of Zostavax Vaccine for the National Shingles Vaccination Program 4 Medical Assisting goes from strength to strength 5 Metro North Hospital and Health Service - Specialist referral guidelines have changed 6 1300 MHCALL 6 Three fold rise in Crypto cases in previous summer prompts warning 7 Medical and health volunteers for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games 8 Clinical pathways transition to Health Pathways 8 New video promotes benefits of whooping cough vaccination for pregnant women 9 Queensland Pharmacy Guild recognised for work in mental health 9 Update to the guideline for diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults 9 Residential aged care workshop targets preventable hospitalisations 10 In-home pilot program improving wellness of older people 11 Manual now available for providers of short- term restorative care 11 Noticeboard - December 2016 12-13 GPs important to the success of digital mental health 14 What’s on elsewhere & upcoming events 15 GP bulletin board - December 2016 16 NETWORK Link The Department of Health has opened applications for eligible general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Brisbane North who want to become a Health Care Home. This is part of a two year Government trial of a new model of care for patients with chronic diseases and complex conditions. Applications are now open and close on 15 December 2016, with successful applicants notified by March 2017. The Department of Health has released a payment factsheet, eligibility fact sheet and stage 1 modelling fact sheet, all of which are available at the Department of Health’s Health Care Home page at www.health.gov.au . This is in addition to the full suite of documents that is available to help general practices and ACCHs with their application, including: • Health Care Home program guidelines • Application form • Questions and Answers • Sample funding agreement • Health Care Home Information Booklet These documents can be found on the Tenders and Grants page at www.health.gov.au . Health Care Home EOI Open The full recording of the Health Care Home webinar that was hosted on 17 November 2016, will be made available on the Department of Health’s Health Care Home page at www.health.gov.au. Christmas office closure The Brisbane North PHN offices will be closed from Friday 23 December 2016, re-opening Tuesday 3 January 2017. Our best wishes to all for the season!