Annual report 2008-2009, General Practice Network NT (GPNNT)
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25 General Practice Network NT (GPNNT) Annual Report 2008/09 Collaborate with CDC to address timeliness of vaccines for children. Develop the newborn record book to include immunisations, encourage vaccination of childcare and preschool staff and provide parent pamphlets encouraging 4yr-old vaccinations. Collaborate with SBO groups to develop resources, including those with an Indigenous focus. Encourage grandparents and parents to receive a Pertussis (Whooping Cough) booster. Encourage uptake of 2010 influenza vaccine which will contain H1N1 09. Marlene Namjinmab, Aboriginal Health Worker, Kintore Clinic More Allied Health Services (MAHS) Program Program Staff Angela Dainton, Project Officer Contracted services providers include Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Dietitian, Occupational Therapy, Diabetes Educator, Psychology and Speech Pathology. Program Aim To improve the health of people living in rural areas through the provision of effective and efficient allied health care. Achievements Provided access to services to both remote and urban communities in Central Australia. Increased numbers of GP referrals to the scheme, range of Allied Health services and number of small remote communities receiving Allied Health services. Established links between this program and the GPNNT Regional Health Services programs (Utopia and Barkly Health) to achieve improved efficiencies. Upcoming MAHS will be amalgamated with the Regional Health Services Program in January 2010 and become part of the Rural Primary Health Services Program (RPHSP). The focus of the program will be to increase access to allied health services based on identified needs of the community, with strong collaborative partnerships between service providers and the communities.
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