New in-language resources – Arabic, Bengali, Chinese-simplified & traditional, Greek , Indonesian, Italian, Korean , Nepali, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese. See brochures and videos.
New! Combined (Breast, Bowel and Cervical) Cancer Screening fact sheets from the Cancer Institute NSW – available in 16 languages. See resources.
Cancer-screening resources plus learning program for patients with intellectual disability – Just Checking is a project delivering an easy English page for people with intellectual disability. This website contains a range of resources designed by and for people with intellectual disability about the 3 cancer-screening tests (bowel, breast, cervical): https://www.fpnsw.org.au/justchecking
- Posters and Postcards – available to order – to encourage Indigenous patients to do the test when it arrives in the mail, or check when their test will arrive.
BreastScreen NSW referral forms (for women aged 50-74)
National Cervical Screening Program
National Cancer Screening Register
This list of useful forms commonly used in primary care has been compiled to assist medical practitioners in their day to day duties.
This list of Medical Internet sites has been compiled to assist medical practitioners in their day to day duties. Each site is categorised as Patient or Clinical (or both), focused to assist in determining who the information is useful for.
This list of useful medical apps commonly used in primary care is categorised by disease states and conditions and has been compiled to assist medical practitioners in their day to day duties.
If you are a GP and would like Emergency Department (ED) Information, you can email the After Hours team here or look in Health Pathways.
These guidelines are designed to help members of the public provide assistance to someone who has gambling problems.
There are nine services on the Northern Sydney to help you if there is a chance you will become homeless. If you are already homeless, they will help you access crisis or transitional accommodation. Importantly they will work with you to help make sure that you don’t become homeless in the future.
A range of people access these services, including single women and men, young people and families. All services can help Aboriginal people and people from different cultures. You can be referred to a service by a friend or family member, the Link2home phone line or by another service. If you’d prefer, you can contact services directly yourself.
- Northern Sydney West Youth Solutions – Young people under 25yrs – 9480 2500
- Taldumande Youth Services – Young people under 25yrs – 9460 3777
- Phoenix House Youth Services – Young people under 21yrs – 9437 0077
- The Burdekin Association – Young people under 25yrs – 8976 1777
- Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai and Ryde/Hunters Hill Homelessness Service – Single women, single men, families – 9488 2400
- Bringa Women’s Refuge Delvena Women’s Refuge – Women, families – 9971 4499
- The Fairlight Centre – Men – 9902 5100
- Northern Sydney Early Intervention & Prevention Service (MA) – Young people, men, women, families – 9480 2500
- Northern Sydney Early Intervention & Prevention Service (RFS) – Young people, men, women, families – 9334 0111
APAC – Acute Post Acute Care Service
The APAC service is a Hospital in the home service that enhances patient care options and opens new avenues for which General Practice can access patient care. The service provides intense, short term, interdisciplinary acute health care and management to patients as direct substitution for in-patient hospital care.
North Sydney Local Health District APAC/HITH NEW Medical Model
The NSLHD APAC Hospital in the Home (HITH) service introduced the “APAC Medical Model” in February 2017 with the recruitment of a 1.0 full-time equivalent medical lead position to the APAC leadership and strategic team. Additional support for all referrers with patients requiring parenteral antibiotic therapy (PAT) has been provided through a “consultative care model” with a partnership between APAC and the NSLHD Infectious Diseases specialty service.
Due to the highly variable and individualised nature of antibiotic regimens and venous access options, this model assists referring GPs (as the admitting medical officer to APAC) by providing an in-built infectious disease phone consultation for all PAT requests. This is facilitated by APAC during your referral by a 3-way conference call with an Infectious Diseases registrar or consultant to assist you with the treatment plan. Example of conditions that may be suitable for referral include cellulitis, community-acquired pneumonia and urinary tract infections that require parenteral antibiotic therapy and are sufficiently stable to be managed in the HITH setting. To refer please call the APAC referral hotline on 1300 732 503 (7am-10pm daily). Any other enquiries please call APAC on 9462 9460 and ask for the APAC GP Liaison Nurse.
An initiative commenced in February 2020 to facilitate the payment to General Practitioners (GP’s) who undertake a medical review of patients admitted to the APAC (Hospital in the Home) service.
The payment for the clinical review substitutes the requirement to claim from Medicare. GP’s receive payment at the consultation rate of $83 for each APAC medical review.
Funding is only available for progress reviews whilst the patient is admitted to the APAC service.
The initial referral to APAC and ongoing medical consultation post discharge from APAC remains funded by the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS).
Note: Ferric Carboxymaltose infusions for Iron Deficiency Anaemia are excluded from this initiative.
The APAC GP Liaison Nurse is available to answer any questions about the initiative 8:00am-4:30pm Monday to Friday by calling 9462 9460.
Find an overview of the APAC GP Clinical Review Payment Initiative Process here.
APAC Referral Templates
This GP referral service is available for patients with chronic and/or complex health care conditions.
- Community Care Northern Beaches (CCNB)
CLICK HERE for the CCNB Referral Form
CLICK HERE for the CCNB Flyer for GPs
CLICK HERE for the CCNB Social Work Medical Direction Template (right-click and “Save as…”)
CLICK HERE for the SNHN instructions on importing templates into Medical Director.
CLICK HERE for the CCNB Social Work Best Practice Template (right-click and “Save as…”)
CLICK HERE for the SNHN instructions on importing templates into Best Practice.
- Primary and Community Care Services (PCCS)
CLICK HERE for the PCCS GP Social Work Connect Flyer
CLICK HERE for the PCCS GP Social Work Connect Referral Form
CLICK HERE for the GPSWC Referral Form Best Practice (right-click and “Save as…”)
CLICK HERE for the Primary and Community Care instructions on importing templates into Best Practice.
CLICK HERE for the GPSWC Referral Form Medical Director (right-click and “Save as…”)
CLICK HERE for the Primary and Community Care instructions on importing templates into Medical Director.