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The Department of Health (DoH) advises that cases of infectious syphilis continue to be diagnosed in outbreak regions in northern and central Australia, particularly in males and females aged 15–29 years.
The rapid and widespread nature of the outbreak, and high mobility of the at-risk population, may result in spread to new non-outbreak areas.
GPs are encouraged to:
Visit the DoH website for further information on the infectious syphilis outbreak, clinical resources and community engagement resources.
RACGP members are advised of changes to Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) treatment benefits.
Federal Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs the Hon Darren Chester have announced the provision of a Gold Card for Australian civilian surgical and medical teams that provided medical aid, training and treatment to local Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War.
From 1 July 2020, all doctors and nurses who meet the criteria will be eligible for the DVA Gold Card.
The DVA Gold Card will provide access to medical treatment for all conditions.
The DoH will be writing to general practices that received the eHealth Practice Incentive Program (ePIP) payments for the November 2017 to January 2018 quarter but did not meet their minimum shared health summary upload targets for this quarter. It is expected that practices will begin receiving these letters in early December 2018.
Practices that engage with compliance activities can request an exemption on the basis of compelling circumstances, including ongoing technical difficulties beyond their control. Affected practices will be asked to review their own records and voluntarily return any ePIP incentive payments to which they were not entitled during this period. In considering lodging an exemption request, practices should note:
GP practice owners with compliance concerns can email email@example.com for further information, or visit the DoH website.
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