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SWEP Database Outage

19 December 2019
SWEP would like to advise that we will be having a scheduled outage to our application database on Friday 20th December  8pm - 10pm.

The Lymphoedema Practitioners Education Group of Victoria - An invitation

18 December 2019

The Lymphoedema Practitioners Education Group of Victoria

 

Invites you to a Continuing Professional Development event.

Christmas Closure

16 December 2019
The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) will close over the Christmas period from 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 until 8.30 a.m. on Thursday, 2 January 2020. 

An emergency repair service will be available during this period by phoning SWEP on 1300 747 937 and selecting the 'press 1' option. If your query is not urgent, you can leave a message on our message bank by selecting the 'press 2' option and we will call you back when we return. 

SWEP e-News for Consumers

16 December 2019
If you would like to view this news letter please click here

SWEP Communique - Updated Standard for Practitioner Registration and Credentialing

12 December 2019

SWEP is committed to ongoing quality and improvement, and we are pleased to advise that we have reviewed and updated The Standard for registration and credentialing with SWEP. We believe these changes will make it much easier for practitioners to understand what is required of them and to navigate the resources and application types. 

This Standard has been released and is now published on the SWEP website https://swep.bhs.org.au

SWEP Database Outage

6 December 2019
SWEP would like to advise that we will be having a scheduled outage to our application database tonight 8pm - 10pm Friday 6th December.

SWEP Communique - Reminder to Update your TAC Preferences

4 December 2019
As per our communique released on the 25th of September, SWEP have partnered with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) to provide a registration and credentialing service for all Occupational Therapists (OT's) currently providing services to the TAC. 
 
As part of this partnership, SWEP are sharing with the TAC information about the work location, contact details and credentialing levels of our registered OT's to enable the TAC to contact you and determine if you have the capacity to provide TAC services in your area.

Performance Report Card November 2019

2 December 2019
We have collated the data for November 2019 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Communique - Orthoses Update

29 November 2019

Dear AT Practitioner


We are writing to you to clarify Victorian Aids & Equipment Program (VA&EP) funding availability for the Orthoses category.

 

We have reviewed current practice in relation to our orthoses application management following the release of the VA&EP Operational Policies (July 2019) and the SWEP team's organisational restructure. In addition, we have consulted with professional associations and our Clinical Advisors.

SWEP Database Outage

8 November 2019
SWEP would like to advise that we will be having a scheduled outage to our application database tonight 8pm - 10pm Friday 8th of November.

Performance Report Card October 2019

1 November 2019
We have collated the data for October 2019 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Database Outage

30 October 2019
SWEP would like to advise that we will be having a scheduled outage to our application database tonight 8pm - 10pm Wednesday 30th October.

Medical Grade Sheepskin to be added to SWEP picklist

28 October 2019

The Statewide Equipment Program (SWEP) is committed to providing consumers with access to a range of assistive technology items that are evidence based and suitable for various environments and presenting scenarios  

SWEP Communique - Updating Practitioner Organisation Details

25 October 2019

As per our communique released on the 25th of September, SWEP have partnered with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) to provide a registration and credentialing service for all Occupational Therapists (OT's) currently providing services to the TAC. 

 

As part of this service, the TAC have access to a SWEP 'geo-locator' tool that facilitates the matching of suitably qualified and skilled OT's with TAC consumers.

SWEP Communique - Independence Australia Closure - Change of Date

23 October 2019

Change of Date - Independence Australia Closure 8th Nov - 12th Nov 2019

Further to our communique released on the 15th of October, SWEP have been notified that the upgrade of Independence Australias online web store has now been delayed until November.

SWEP Communique - Supra-plus catheters update

16 October 2019

Dear Continence Practitioners,                       

On the 29th August, I wrote to you advising that SWEP was unable to fund open tip / supra-plus catheters for urethral use if this was not part of the items' TGA approval or manufacturer guidelines.

Some of you have raised concerns about how this might impact your clients who have had a lot of success with these catheters being used urethrally.

SWEP Communique - Laryngectomy Consumables Program - Online Applications

16 October 2019
SWEP is pleased to announce that applications for funding assistance through the Laryngectomy Consumables Program can now be submitted online.  As such, paper applications for this program will no longer be accepted after October 31, 2019.

SWEP Communique - Independence Australia Closure

15 October 2019

Independence Australia Closure 18th  - 22nd October 2019

Independence Australia have advised that they will be updating their online web store this month. As a result, the online store and Customer Service Centre will be closed from 4pm on Friday the 18th of October and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday the 22nd of October 2019.

SWEP Communique - Practitioner Resources

9 October 2019
SWEP is committed to supporting AT Practitioners to assist consumers with the provision of Assistive Technology. Under the ' AT Practitioners' section of the SWEP website, you will find a variety of links available to help in this area.

SWEP Communique - Database Outage

8 October 2019

SWEP would like to advise that we will be having a scheduled outage to our application database which will be from close of business 5pm Friday 11th October until Monday 14th October at 8 am. 

The database cannot be accessed during this time. If you are logged into the database, you will be logged out.  Please ensure you log out prior to 5pm and save anything that you were working on.

If you have any queries you can email swepimt@bhs.org.au

Performance Report Card September 2019

1 October 2019
We have collated the data for September 2019 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

Announcement of Partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC)

25 September 2019

What's happening?

SWEP is excited to announce that the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has chosen to partner with SWEP to provide a registration and credentialing service for all Occupational Therapists (OT's) currently providing services to the TAC. 



SWEP Communique: Product Recalls

24 September 2019

SWEP has been advised of a recall of the below listed items

SWEP Communique - Home Modifications process changes

13 September 2019
Following on from our previous communique SWEP update regarding review of the Home Modifications Panel, SWEP would like to update you on the current requirements for applying for funding assistance through the Victorian Aids & Equipment Program (VA&EP) for the home modifications subsidy. 

As of July 1 2019, consumers are able to select their preferred registered builder/tradesperson.  SWEP may check their Victoria Building Authority (VBA) registration. 

SWEP Communique - Open tip/Supra-plus Catheters

29 August 2019

Dear Continence Practitioners,                       

SWEP has recently become aware that some practitioners may be using and requesting open tip / supra-plus catheters for urethral use. 

It is our understanding as per the TGA and manufacturer instructions that these types of catheters should only be used for supra-pubic purposes. 


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