World Family Doctor Day 19 May mental health health workforce
World Family Doctor Day acknowledges the contributions that family doctors play in delivering personal, comprehensive and continuing health care for their patients. Murray PHN would like to thank all GPs
who care for patients in our region.
has chosen depression
as this year's theme, as stigma can stop people seeking help. They hope to encourage people to keep talking about mental health and to seek help in starting the healing process. Doctors themselves can be at risk of depression and must also remember to seek help when needed.
The RACGP's General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) strives to ensure optimal mental health
for the Australian population through quality GP education in mental health, and offers a range of GP resources and training opportunities
Today RACGP is running a campaign
asking GPs to share a photo of themselves holding up a statistic about depression on Twitter or Facebook using #LetsTalk and/or #WFDD2017.
WONCA is an acronym comprising the first five initials of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians. WONCA's short name is World Organization of Family Doctors.Women more vulnerable to some of our biggest killers chronic disease
The World Health Organisation estimates that 80 per cent of vascular disease, stroke and dementia are preventable and studies suggest lifestyle modification can help. The University of Melbourne has recently completed the Healthy Ageing Project, a study of over 20,000 women. They report that around 80 per cent are not eating enough fruit and vegetables, 70 per cent are not getting enough weekly physical activity and more than half are overweight. Click here for more details.
Helping Victorian hospitals and health services to support healthy populations population health
Hospitals and health services play a central role in getting us back on our feet when we are sick or injured. They can also play a big role in keeping us healthy and well for the long term. With support from the Department of Health and Human Services, Alfred Health will now be helping other Victorian hospitals
and health services
to support healthy populations
. Click here
for more details.
Free hepatitis B vaccinations for all Aboriginal Victorians Aboriginal health
Victorians experience disproportionately higher rates of hepatitis B than non-Aboriginal Victorians. To address this, the Victorian Government is providing free hepatitis B
vaccination to all Aboriginal Victorians, with no restriction. This provision will be in addition to the free hepatitis B vaccination already in place for the household contacts and sexual partners of people living with hepatitis B, people who inject drugs or who are on opioid substitution therapy, people living with hepatitis C or HIV, men who have sex with men and prisoners (or those who initiated vaccination whilst in prison). Click here
for order forms. Click here
for reporting information. Click here
for information for consumers.