Issue 36
September 20, 2018
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Western Sydney Immunisation Bike Competition

In the bid to boost the region’s childhood immunisation rates, the Western Sydney Primary Health Network (WSPHN) will launch the Immunisation Bike Competition on Monday 1st October. The highly successful campaign, now in its seventh year, is a great opportunity for general practices to be a part of this nationally acclaimed initiative.

Every child who receives their 12 month, 18 month or four year-old immunisation at participating practices during the competition period will be eligible to go into the draw to win a bike and helmet. The competition will run from 1st October 2018 to 31st January 2019 with the 24 winners being announced on 28th February.

Since its implementation, this initiative has seen more than 7,300 western Sydney children immunised throughout the campaign periods. Registrations are still open and so far over 105 general practices have registered to participate.

Practices will receive supportive promotional packs including posters and immunisation reminder templates as well as entry forms, wristbands, stickers and a certificate for participating children.

Now is the time to register. Simply complete the registration form and email to the Practice Development Team at

For more information, please call the Help Desk on 8811 7117 (option 2) or contact your Practice Development Officer.

Electronic discharge summaries webinar
Tuesday 9th Oct, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Small group learning - My Health Record: Best Practice training
Thursday 18th Oct, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Medico-legal workshop - Privacy, confidentiality and data breaches
Wednesday 21st Nov, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Legionnaires' disease alert

Two cases of confirmed infection with Legionella pneumophila have been notified with links to Lidcombe during their incubation period. Western Sydney Public Health Unit has released a health alert with more information.

Paediatric urinary incontinence pathways

HealthPathways are clinically developed, online pathways for western Sydney health professionals that provide locally relevant, up-to-date information on an extensive range of health conditions. HealthPathways on paediatric urinary incontinence are now available.



Access these and many more via the HealthPathways portal using the below log in details:

Username: health
Password: w3stern

Policy distribution system notification

Policy documents have been uploaded on the NSW Ministry of Health website. Please ensure all relevant staff are notified of the following updates:

GP Association meetings

The following GP Association meetings are coming up in western Sydney:

Westmead: Stroke GP updates, Wednesday 26th September.

Mount Druitt: Heart failure, Friday 28th September.

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