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  1. RU OK? Day

    RU OK? Day

    CheckUP Regional Coordinators, Susan and Tanya, took part in RU OK? activities in Townsville today. 1 in 5 Australians are living with a mental illness like anxiety, depression or a substance use disorder. As a society, we must be prepared to help those...

  2. The CheckUP Forum 2017

    The CheckUP Forum 2017

    On September 8 CheckUP hosted its annual forum, in addition to a Rural Health Roundtable and the CheckUP Networking Dinner. Attendance numbers were high and we have been delighted with the positive feedback we have received so far. Thank you to everyone...

  3. Hearing Health in Mackay

    Hearing Health in Mackay

    12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids from Mackay had vital Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery late last month thanks to an innovative collaboration between CheckUP, Mackay Mater Hospital and ENT surgeon Dr Luke Reid. The three organisations...

  4. Circle of Healing

    Circle of Healing

    Five year old Andrew Brimm has struggled to communicate for much of his short life. His mum Gennell (who is a mother of four) picked up on his problems early in the piece with her gut feeling validated by Playgroup workers and Mulungu’s (the local...

  5. ACT ENT

    CheckUP Regional Coordinator-Far North Nelson Lee has been working closely with Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service (TCHHS) to provide Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists to remote areas in Cape York where the need is high and the waiting lists...

  6. The Whole Child

    The Whole Child

    Mum of six Crystel Poggioli runs a holistic paediatric occupational therapy service for kids living in the Atherton Tablelands, west of Cairns. Crystel’s business, The Whole Child, which has been funded by CheckUP for around five years is committed...

  7. Gluten Free Food Expo Returns to Brisbane in 2017

    Gluten Free Food Expo Returns to Brisbane in 2017

    MasterChef cooking demonstrations, and keynote presentations

  8. QPHCN meeting - NDIS theme

    QPHCN meeting - NDIS theme

    Registration is now open for the next Queensland Primary Health Care Network (QPHCN) meeting being held at CheckUP on Wednesday 17 May starting at 10:00am. The theme of this meeting is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and we have speakers...

  9. Beyond the Clinic Collaboration in Coen

    Beyond the Clinic Collaboration in Coen

    In the remote Cape York community of Coen, aged care staff drive around community every morning, picking up people from their homes to come and have breakfast at the St John Community Care Centre. In late 2016, Centre Coordinator Koi Njoroge (pictured),...

  10. Heart Week 2017 - 30 April - 6 May

    Heart Week 2017 - 30 April - 6 May

    Are you ready for Heart Week 2017? This year Heart Week is 30 April to 6 May, and we’ll be talking about the importance of diagnosing and treating high blood pressure. We want to encourage you and your colleagues to talk to your patients about blood...

  11. Never Knew Birds Could Sing

    Never Knew Birds Could Sing

    In late March, 11 kids from the remote communities of Hopevale and Wujal Wujal headed to Cairns as part of a group Ear, Nose and Throat surgery initiative organised by CheckUP, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service and Coral Sea Ear, Nose and Throat...

  12. We Fly to Work!

    We Fly to Work!

    Dr Jowita Kozlowska is an Advanced Trainee in General Medicine. Originally from Poland, Jowita studied in Germany before moving to Australia to work as a doctor. She was awarded a two year scholarship in General Medicine, enabling her to do a six months...

  13. 2016 CheckUP Health in Focus Report released

    2016 CheckUP Health in Focus Report released

    The 2016 CheckUP Health in Focus report is now available to download. This annual survey provides a snapshot of the health care issues and trends impacting health providers and the general public in Queensland.

  14. Cape York kids get life-changing surgery

    Cape York kids get life-changing surgery

    Cape York kids get life-changing surgery Twelve Cape York kids, supported by parents and carers, arrived in Cairns last week for life changing ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery in an initiative put together by CheckUP, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health...

  15. RAP Impact Measurement Report 2016 released

    RAP Impact Measurement Report 2016 released

    Today Reconciliation Australia released the latest results showing the success of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program. These results demonstrate how you, and all of our RAP partners, continue to contribute to a reconciled Australia. Across the...

  16. Rubena Andderson explains the Aboriginal Language Map to CheckUP Staff

    Rubena Andderson explains the Aboriginal Language Map to CheckUP Staff

    Pictured: Rubena Anderson (centre right) with the Aboriginal Language Map and CheckUP staff. Pictured: Donna, Juliana, Aidan and Debbie at the CheckUP Staff Development Day. Rubena Anderson explains the Aboriginal Language Map to CheckUP Staff CheckUP...

  17. CheckUP attends Myriad Live

    CheckUP attends Myriad Live

    CheckUP attends Myriad Live Despite the atrocious weather last week, CheckUP's CEO Ann Maree Liddy and Business Lead David Millichap attended Myriad Live at the Powerhouse in New Farm where they heard about the latest technology and innovation ideas....

  18. Yarn Up Tok Blo Yumi Executive Retreat

    Yarn Up Tok Blo Yumi Executive Retreat

    Yarn Up Tok Blo Yumi Executive Retreat CheckUP's senior management along with a number of CheckUP member organisations recently attended the Workforce Council's Yarn Up Tok Blo Yumi Executive Retreat at Binna Burra. This two-day retreat allowed...

  19. Australia's First National Rural Health Commissioner:

    Australia's First National Rural Health Commissioner:

    The Champion of Regional and Rural Health Reform

  20. Cataract Surgery Blitz in Mt Isa - 13 October 2016

    Cataract Surgery Blitz in Mt Isa - 13 October 2016

    working collaboratively to make the cataract surgery happen.

  21. ENT surgery for 16 kids from the Cape

    ENT surgery for 16 kids from the Cape

    In collaboration with Torres and Cape HHS and Apunipima Cape York Health Council, the CheckUP outreach team have worked on delivering Ear, Nose and Throat surgery for 16 kids from Cape York. It was a real pleasure to be able to deliver the surgery over...

  22. Collaboration fast tracks ENT Surgery for Children

    Collaboration fast tracks ENT Surgery for Children

    A collaboration between CheckUP, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service (HHS), and ENT surgeon Dr Sukhbir Ahluwalia with support from Apunipima Cape York Health Council, the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) and the Royal...

  23. CheckUP Members Current Job Vacancies

    CheckUP Members Current Job Vacancies

    Keep abreast of vacant positions in Primary Healthcare on the CheckUP Job Board Visit the CheckUP Job Board to lists members job vacancies throughout Queensland. Visit /page/Im_Interested_In/Advertising_a_Position/ for all the latest listings.

  24. GPLO Network Planning Day stimulates robust conversation

    GPLO Network Planning Day stimulates robust conversation

    CheckUP hosted the annual GPLO Network Annual Planning day today, with 30 GPs and health professionals from across the state attending to discuss big picture health strategies. Robust discussion and great networking occured to assist the network to work...

  25. Innovate RAP continues our Reconciliation journey

    CheckUP would like to thank our members and stakeholders who attended the launch of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan. Your support of our reconciliation journey and our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is greatly valued. Along...

  26. CheckUP hosts PHN focused QPHCN Meeting

    Members from over 40 peak health bodies attended to hear about the progress of PHNs. The Queensland Primary Health Care Network (QPHCN) meeting on 18 May focused on what the PHNs have achieved in 12 months and what is planned for the coming 12 months -...

  27. CheckUP launches latest Health In Focus report.

    7th annual report that checks the pulse on primary health services in Queensland.

  28. Health Provider Communication Service

    CheckUP offers communication strategies suited to the Primary Health Care Sector. Visit our Communication Services page for further information and contact David Millichap to discuss the steps in tailoring a strategy to meet your needs. CheckUP Health...

  29. Service Integration and Referral Mapping Report

    Creating better service linkages Many Queenslanders who experience mental health problems including alcohol and other drug issues have multiple needs. Some people access multiple services, for example health, housing, education, domestic and family...

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  32. Roma at the eye of optical health

    Making specialist health services more accessible

  33. CheckUP ENT surgery initiative makes an impact

    AMAQ foundation helps fund Outreach services to help Sunshine Coast kids

  34. CheckUP Outreach say thank you to Dietitians

    Dietitian Day 2016 - celebrating the achievements of dietitians Dietitian Connection is the one stop shop where dietitians can connect to all things dietetics, including connecting with other dietitians, exciting job opportunities, handy resources, new...

  35. Sight-saving Surgery in South West

    Sight-saving Surgery in South West

  36. Much Needed Outreach Services in Ravenshoe

    Much Needed Outreach Services in Ravenshoe

  37. RAPs are Making a Difference

    The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program contributes to achieving reconciliation by developing relationships, respect and opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. RAPs help workplaces to facilitate understanding, promote...

  38. Cataract Surgery Blitz in South West Queensland

    South West Queensland will have sight saving cataract surgery

  39. January edition of Conversations OUT NOW

    2016 Events, Outreach Needs Assessment Survey, GPLOs and Training Available here

  40. View our Reflection Timeline

    Scroll through our achievements, events and highlights from 2015.

  41. 2016-17 Outreach Needs Assessment Survey

    Reminder: closes 29 January, stakeholder input wanted.

  42. Join CheckUP Now and Extend the Benefits

    Extended membership time, through to June 2017!

  43. Meet Our New Members

    DD&WMPHN and Telehealth Networks Aust join CheckUP

  44. CheckUP Annual Report 2014-2015

    Our Annual report highlighting the achievements during 2014-15

  45. Health in Focus - Report is now available!

  46. Our Annual Report 2013 - 2014 is now available!

  47. CheckUP Census 2013 Report Launched

    Read more about the key issues and trends facing primary health care in Queensland.