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Local GPs recognised through acknowledgement of Family Doctor Week

The benefits of establishing an ongoing relationship with your family doctor are being highlighted this week through the Australian Medical Association’s Family Doctor Week.


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Mobile Cultural Insight Series kicks off in Benalla

A series of cultural awareness sessions for GPs, nurses and health professionals launches in Benalla this week, aimed at increasing knowledge and understanding of local Aboriginal culture. Led by Wirajduri Elder Liz Heta, the sessions focus on working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to promote culturally safe access to mainstream general practice.
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New group therapy program aims to help people at risk make wiser choices

A pilot group therapy program will begin in Wodonga and Wangaratta this month, aimed at helping people at risk of developing significant mental health challenges to lead more fulfilling lives.


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Certificate of Capacity replaces medical certificates TAC clients VICTORIA

A new Certificate of Capacity has replaced the current medical certificates for TAC clients and injured workers, effective 1 July 2014.


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Changes to the aged care system begin tomorrow

From 1 July, a range of important changes to the aged care system come into effect. The changes are detailed here in a media release from Senator The Hon Mitch Fifield.


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Schools, councils and youth services better equipped for adolescent immunisation thanks to new resource

A partnership between Hume Medicare Local and Department of Health Victoria has resulted in a comprehensive resource guide to help boost local adolescent immunisation rates. The guide aims to help schools, local government and youth services in the delivery and promotion of the secondary school immunisation program which involves protection again chickenpox, human papillomavirus (HPV), diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough.
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