AuTOMATIC Study Aims to Improve Immunisation Rates in Western Sydney

To improve immunisation rates in Western Sydney, GPs are invited to be a part of the AuTOMATIC Study to determine whether personalised SMS reminders are effective for improving the uptake and timeliness of routine vaccination among children. The study is led by researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute, SmartVax in Perth, Western Australia and supported […]

The Way Back Support Service in Western Sydney

In a bid to close a critical gap in our region and support people who have presented to an emergency department following an attempt at suicide or experiencing a suicidal crisis, we are pleased to announce Neami National as the successful provider to deliver The Way Back Support Service. The Way Back is a non-clinical, […]

Advice for Vaccine Providers in Western Sydney: National Immunisation Program Schedule Change

On Wednesday 1 July 2020, significant changes were made to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule. These changes impact all vaccination providers, and the following information will assist you with implementing the new schedule. The changes are being implemented following recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation and other clinical experts to improve […]

Three New Western Sydney HealthPathways

Western Sydney HealthPathways provides health professionals with relevant and practical clinical information on managing medical conditions and local patient referral options. The dedicated HealthPathways team, in collaboration with local GPs, nurses, medical experts, Western Sydney Local Health District, and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, continually localise new pathways and review existing pathways to ensure they […]

COVID-19 Testing in Western Sydney

As the number of COVID-19 cases in NSW remains low, increased testing is crucial to ensure new cases or outbreaks are identified and managed rapidly. There is now laboratory capacity to approximately double the volume of testing for COVID-19 in NSW. General practice has a continuing role in promoting testing and ensuring appropriate measures are in […]

Western Sydney’s Dr Sithamparapillai Thava Seelan Awarded OAM

Dr Sithamparapillai Thava Seelan, OAM We would like to congratulate Dr Thava Seelan from Bridgeview Medical Practice in Toongabbie, on being awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM), during the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. This prestigious award recognises individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service or contributions to their communities, with Dr Seelan being recognised for […]

Too Deadly for Diabetes Program

Ray Kelly and Emerton Pharmacy improving health outcomes. Statistics show that Mount Druitt has become a hotspot for diabetes, with the number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the region growing continuously. Screening at Emergency Departments (ED) in 2017 showed alarming rates with 40% of people with diabetes and 29% having prediabetes. To […]