SmartVax was installed today – the aim is monitor early if an unexpected numbers reaction start occurring with a particular vaccine – so, if you get a vaccination at this practice expect an SMS from the practice to check you are Ok about 3 to 5 days after the vaccination – if you had a reaction please report it, if it was a significant reaction reaction then please complete a brief survey – HOWEVER IF you have a moderate reaction, please contact us in usual way as the app does not mean you will be contacted – ask for the Registered Nurse during business hours for advice – the Practice will be learning how to use this programme to help provide care for you and the Community
Unfortunately gremlins keep happening in our online system – it works 90% of time but issues keep happening and the problem is when no booking seems to have been made when you arrive – the staff will try to make immediate re-arrangements.
If your appointment does not appear to “complete” and an SMS sent – please let us know – some appointments seem to be made online are not being duplicated in our system …………………….it is good when it works though
The practice now has enough stock of the Flu vaccines – please book in for an injection with our Registered Nurses – special clinics are not now being held as there are sufficient vacancies in routine bookings now – a new resource to explain the uLu is now available to explain
another resource is
Some other useful links on the website – based in UK so not all local advice applies https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org
In an effort to get more people thinking about their personal risk of heart disease, the Heart Foundation has launched a new Heart Age Calculator located on the Heart Foundation’s website.
or use link
The Heart Age Calculator asks questions about age, sex, smoking and diabetes status, Body Mass Index, cholesterol levels, blood pressure levels and BP medication, and whether there is an immediate family history of heart attack or stroke. If the calculator determines a consumer’s heart age is higher than their actual age, it recommends they see their doctor for a heart health check. The calculator is not a clinical tool and the Heart Foundation recommends doctors or health professionals use the Absolute CVD Risk Assessment tool to complete a heart health check.
YDMC congratulates Dr Melinda Lattimore on completing her Rural General Practice training with ACCRM – she has obtained the qualification of FACRRM and ASA – the ASA reflects her completion of the training requirement for GP anaesthetists per the Joint Consultative Committee on Anaesthesia. She will be providing anaesthetic coverage for Operating Theatres and Accident and Emergency at Young Health Service.
Cancer Australia has released an updated Position Statement – Testing for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women.
Look at website canceraustralia.gov.au
The Australian Government has extended the provision of free catch-up vaccines for refugees and humanitarian entrants aged 20 years or over through the National Immunisation Program. Please book to see one of our registered Nurses who are update with all immunisations
Dr Nazneen Hasan joins as advanced GPSynergy Registrar for 6 months; ANU Medical students for 2019 are Stephanie Pollard and Hannah Collings-Andrews