NCWQ Health Report – Long COVID by Dr Kathryn Mainstone, NCWQ Health Adviser. With Australia now having one of the highest rates of COVID rates in the world, it will not be long before GPs see increasing numbers of long COVID patients presenting to them.
NCWQ Health Report – COVID – Where To From Here? by Dr Kathryn Mainstone, NCWQ Health Adviser. Australia is coming out of the Omicron wave with both our hospitalisations and the number of daily deaths slowly falling. The governments around the country are rapidly reducing restrictions on mask-wearing and we are told to get back to living a close to normal life. What does that really mean for us? Kathyrn shares three key points.
NCWQ Health Report – Mental Health by Dr Kathryn Mainstone, NCWQ Health Adviser. In Kathyrn’s July Report, she drew attention to the National Youth Mental Health Foundation survey which found that of the 3,575 young people who received services at a Headspace centre between 25th May and 5th June 2020, 74% reported that their mental health was worse since the outbreak of COVID-19. As part of a recent submission to the Office of Women and Violence Prevention, Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Government on the New Queensland Women Strategy, a segment on mental health included these facts with core recommendations.
NCWQ Health Report – Social Isolation by Dr Kathryn Mainstone, NCWQ Health Adviser. For those who are experiencing social isolation, a doctor’s appointment may represent a unique opportunity to identify people who may be at risk and to start the process of intervention.
On 27th May 2021 the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology released new Australian clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of endometriosis. NCWQ Members and Supporters are reminded of the call to action to the Qld state government, requesting representation on funding for education of girls in Queensland schools about endometriosis.
UPDATED: NCWQ Call To Action due by 30 June 2021 – We are asking all members, supporters and friends of NCWQ to help us make a difference together. Our aim is to raise awareness of endometriosis and advocate for the State and Federal Governments to form a partnership to support and fund ongoing education for all girls in Queensland. Please write by 30 June 2021.