Medicines – safety issues

Some of the causes of serious side effects include taking the medicines incorrectly, combining them with alcohol or using medicines prescribed for someone else. Make sure your doctor and other health professionals know about every medicine you take, including prescription, non-prescription and over-the-counter medicines, and complementary medicines such as vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements. Keep…

MYGOV & My Health Record

myGov is a fast and simple way to access government services online. A secure myGov account lets you link a range of Australian Government services and access them all in one place. When you create a myGov account, you’ll benefit from the following features: * myGov inbox: a central and secure place where you can…

Spring Newsletter 2016

Our Spring Newsletter 2016 is here! Download the PDF here or click on an article title to read more. In this edition: Flu Vaccination – August/September is “Flu Season Zostavax (Shingles Vaccine) What is an emergency? Has your child missed having any of their scheduled vaccinations? How does a sedentary lifestyle affect your body? Dependence…

Zostavax (Shingles Vaccine) will be provided free for eligible people aged 70-79 years of age on the NIP (National Immunisation Program) from 1st November 2016

This is the first funded adult immunisation program in Australia in 10 years and presents an important opportunity to all patients in this age group. Shingles is a common condition that can have serious complications, especially in people over 70 years of age.  One in three people will develop shingles in their lifetime with 97%…

What is an emergency? & What should I do…

Call an ambulance for the following: ·       Chest Pain that could be of cardiac origin ·       Anaphylaxis (having administered the Epipen first) ·       Potential of stroke, (facial droop, limb weakness, difficulty communicating) ·       Head injury resulting in vomiting, drowsiness, changed behaviour ·       Uncontrolled bleeding / including nose bleeds ·       Unconscious patient ·       Asthma not responding…