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NWRH AGM hears of excellent performance

10 December 2014 Members of the Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local have been presented with the company’s annual results, showing the organisation achieved its highest levels of delivery of primary health care services since its inception.

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New patient bus for Mount Isa

24 November 2014 Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local have commenced a bus service to transfer eligible clients to medical appointments and activities around the city.

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Diabetes Day in the North West

14 November 2014 North West Health services promoted a healthy breakfast message to mark World Diabetes Day on November 14.

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Health of the West plan

11 November 2014 CNWQML has worked with the Central West hospital and Health Service, Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD), the Central West Local Ambulance Service Network and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) to develop the Health of the West plan.

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AGM Notice

3 November 2014 The Annual General Meeting of the Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local will be held on 25 November 2014, in Mount Isa

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GP Support

18 September 2014 CNWQML and the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MICRRH) have established a new education program, aimed at supporting general practice in central and north west Queensland.

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Health Pro Weekly

22 August 2014 CNWQML produces a weekly newsletter for Health professionals in our region.

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CNWQML strategic meeting

9 July 2014 The CNWQML board met in Mount Isa last week, to plan and discuss the evolving program over the next two years.

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Mount Isa Health Expo

9 July 2014 The first ever Mount Isa Health Expo being hosted at Buchanan Park Friday and Saturday July 25 and 26 is combining all the right ingredients when it comes to offering an event to cover all tastes.

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Health Clinic handover in Diamantina

30June 2014 Clinic operations at Birdsville and Bedourie officially have transferred from the Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local to the Central West Hospital and Health Service

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Telehealth pilot

15 May 2014 Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local has begun offering eligible clients telehealth consultations, allowing an improved service to people requiring treatment follow-up in the state’s remote areas.

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Changes to local health care

15 May 2014 Chair of the Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local has today said the organisation and its Board would work with government to ensure a smooth move to the evolving primary health care structure for its region.

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Facebook for NW & CW

8 May 2014 North West and Cental West residents have a new source of information, with Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local (CNWQML) this week launching two local Facebook pages.

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Free childhood obesity program for Longreach

30 April 2014 Families in Longreach can register now for a free government-funded healthy lifestyle program starting Monday, May 19.

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Vaccinations at Normanton Clinic

28 April 2014 Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local Normanton Clinic has introduced a new service to provide vaccinations to local residents.

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Future of Medicare Locals

24 April 2014 The Chair of the Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local (CNWQML), Mr Phil Barwick, has today responded to speculation about the future of Medicare Locals. He said CNWQML has been assured of its funding for the coming financial year and is looking forward to continuing to develop its programs.

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Central West Facebook Page

16 April 2014 CNWQML now has a Facebook page to provide information about preventative health and health promotion activities being provided in Central West Queensland, as well as hosting discussion about healthy lifestyles and chronic disease risk factors.

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Hip Hop at Barcaldine

15 April 2014 The Central West Youth Network, health service providers and community organisations have come together in collaboration with Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local to deliver the Hip Hop project to help young people explore their vision for a healthy community.

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Hip Hop heads to Mount Isa and Barcaldine

9 April 2014 Young people in our region will once again have a chance to have their say through dance and music, when the Indigenous Hip Hop Project (IHHP) visit Mount Isa and Barcaldine.

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Autumn Health Watch hits local letterboxes

9 April 2014 CNWQML latest wellbeing magazine, Health Watch has hit local letterboxes. Health Watch is produced three times each year, and aims to provide information to keep your family safe and healthy.

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Health Planning reaches milestones

28 March 2014 Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local (CNWQML) is reaching its milestones in regional needs assessment, with data collection well underway and the first population health plan due for release mid-year.

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Local immunisation above national average

28 March 2014 Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local has some of the highest childhood immunisation rates in the country, according to a new report.

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Support for drought affected farmers

24 March 2014 The Australian Government has announced a package of measures offering financial, social and mental health support to farm families, farm businesses and rural communities suffering from drought.

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Health Services in the Central West

19 March 2014 Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local (CNWQML) is working in partnership with the Central West Hospital and Health Service in conducting the consultation phases of their Central West Health Plan.

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Submission to the Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia.

26 February 2014 CNWQML has made a submission to the Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia, focusing on workforce challenges in remote regions of Australia.

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Central West Health Service Plan survey

26 February 2014 Health Services in the Central West are developing a single health service plan for the region. This survey is your chance to provide feedback for the plan.

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Invitation to give feedback

21 February 2014 As part of our accreditation process, CNWQML is inviting current and former clients to provide comment on our services.

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Business Development Support

10 February 2014 Central and North West Queensland Medicare Local (CNWQML) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced individuals or businesses to pursue business development opportunities.

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Population Health Data Compilation

15 January 2014 CNWQML is seeking assistance from suitably qualified consulting firms to compile a population health data base to enable an accurate needs assessment for communities across Central and North West Queensland.

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E of I - Sale of Urandangi Blue House

15 January 2014 CNWQML is calling for expressions of interest from interested parties to purchase the Urandangi “Blue House”. The purchase includes the land title on which the building is located. The building is to be sold in its current condition ‘as is/where is’.

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Diamantina Health Service Update

6 January 2014 CNWQML is focused on improving access to primary health care and preventative health strategies for communities in its region, in alignment with the Federal Government's National Health Reform.

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2013 Highlights

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