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23 May 2024

Increased use of oral retinoids for acne requires stronger contraception advice

A new study has revealed rates of prescription oral retinoid use have doubled among reproductive-aged women over the past decade.

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20 May 2024

Patients at NBMLHD leading the way in medical innovation through clinical trials

Clinical trials at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) are transforming patient care while advancing health research. With over 150 active trials in more than 20 therapeutic areas, NBMLHD offers patients a unique opportunity to contribute to medical breakthroughs while potentially receiving advanced treatment options.

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15 May 2024

Better together: Celebrating the important role of consumers

Consumers took centre stage during Human Experience Week as Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) celebrated the significant partnership they have with staff in driving meaningful service delivery.

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13 May 2024

Paramedic training program improving maternity care in the community

More than 200 paramedics have boosted their skills in delivering emergency maternity care in the community after completing a maternity training program developed by Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) and NSW Ambulance.

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10 May 2024

Recognising the care, compassion and commitment of our nurses this International Nurses Day

Each year on International Nurses Day on 12 May, we celebrate and recognise the passion and dedication of our nursing teams in memory of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. 

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7 May 2024

First Nations peoples given best start to life at NBMLHD

New research has confirmed Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is making significant strides in Closing the Gap, as more and more First Nations women and children experience positive maternal and neonatal health outcomes.

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3 May 2024

Celebrating the next generation of midwife grads

As we celebrate International Day of the Midwife on 5 May, it's a great opportunity to spotlight the journey of new midwife graduate Madeline Boyce, who brings passion and a fresh perspective to her role at Nepean Hospital.

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1 May 2024

Breast Clinic opens at Lithgow Hospital

Support is now much closer to home for breast cancer patients in Lithgow with a new McGrath Breast Clinic opening at Lithgow Hospital.

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24 April 2024

Public health warning: severe opioid overdoses in Penrith area

NSW Health has issued a warning regarding severe opioid overdoses in the Penrith area in the last month.

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22 April 2024

Psychiatrist’s mission to help the Philippines

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) Psychiatrist, Dr Chris Mah is facing his biggest challenge yet as he embarks on a medical mission to the Philippines to provide medical assistance to those in need. 

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