September Newsletter

R U OK? DAY

Thursday 13th September is R U OK? Day. Staying connected with friends, family and colleagues is something we can all do. You don’t need to be an expert, just a good friend and a great listener. So, if you notice someone might be struggling, start a conversation with one simple question:

It’s a simple question, but can be hard to ask.

Don’t forget to look after yourself too. If you’re not in the right head space or don’t think you’re the right person to ask, think of someone else they can talk to.

For more information and tips on how to ask “R U OK?”, visit ruok.org.au.

Need expert help? Speak to your GP or nurse.

 

 

My Health Record

This year you will get a My Health Record. Unless you opt out.

My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. My Health Record aims to bring together your health information such as medical conditions, medicines, allergies & test results in one place.

1 in 5 Australians already have one.

You choose

  • Who sees your information and
  • What information is shared

My Health Record has various safeguards in place to protect your information, such as encryption, firewalls & secure login.

What do you have to do?

Nothing – unless you choose to opt out.

Your My Health Record will be created for you by the end of 2018. Then a health summary needs to be uploaded – speak to your doctor or nurse about this.

We cannot opt out for you – you need to go online or call the 1800 number to do this. If you need help, your GP or nurse can help you.

For more information or to opt out: www.MyHealthRecord.gov.au

 or call 1800 723 471

 

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