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SWEP & CQU Upcoming Advanced Prescriber Courses

8 June 2017

SWEP & CQU have the below Advanced training courses available for Prescribers this year.  This is for SWEP registered Prescribers who wish to look at completing professional development and upgrading their Prescriber Levels.

SWEP Communique - Repairs to Equipment for NDIS Participants

6 June 2017

SWEP have signed a Working Arrangement with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) for the provision of Assistive Technology (AT) for NDIS Participants.

Given this arrangement, SWEP are able to assist Participants in repairing and maintaining their equipment through SWEP's contracted repair agent.

SWEP Communique - Web portal unable to open applications

25 May 2017
SWEP would like to advise you that we are currently experiencing issues with our web portal applications.  Currently you are unable to open any previously saved applications from your My Forms page.  You will receive an Invalid form error message.

SWEP Performance Report Card April 2017

15 May 2017
We have collated the data for April 2017 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Communique - Website Portal & administration access

12 May 2017

Since SWEP went live with the website portal in July 2016, we have received feedback in relation to Allied Health Assistants being able to have access also.

SWEP are pleased to announce that we have set up a SWEP administration registration.  This will allow Allied Health Assistants access to SWEP prescription forms. They will be able to fill them out and submit to their prescriber, attach documents and review the application online.

SWEP needs to be clear about what   administration access allows. Administration users are unable to submit a form directly to SWEP, they cannot escalate applications and cannot replace the role of a SWEP registered prescriber.

SWEP & CQU Green Induction / Introductory Assistive Technology Education

9 May 2017

CQU & SWEP have now released some new dates for the Green Induction - Introductory Assistive Technology Education.

This introductory one-day workshop is designed for Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who are either new graduates or have less than 2 years clinical experience. This workshop is highly recommended for all therapists who are Green SWEP prescribers and have less than 2 years of clinical experience.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Supplier Quotes

9 May 2017
SWEP receive thousands of applications with quotes every year. In order to ensure a seamless, consistent process, quotes need to meet certain requirements. Lately we have noticed an increase in the number of quotes that have required further follow up with suppliers due to missing information. Whilst we are seeking out this information, the progress of the client's application is inhibited and it will have a status of "incomplete" in our system.

SWEP Communique - NDIA Script changes

5 May 2017
SWEP have received some queries from prescribers regarding the recent changes made to the SWEP NDIS Prescription Forms.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - NDIS form changes

3 May 2017

SWEP would like to advise of the following changes made to the SWEP NDIA forms.

New Suppliers of Contracted Items

28 April 2017
Mobile Repairs VHHE (VHHE) has previously been contracted by SWEP to supply a range of wheeled walkers, manual wheelchairs and scooters. SWEP has ceased to place orders for equipment or equipment modifications with VHHE.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Supplier Receivership

24 April 2017

SWEP has been advised that the equipment manufacturer/supplier, KCare, has entered receivership and ceased to trade.

KCare subsidiary entities are also affected, including Mobile Repairs VHHE (VHHE).

SWEP Supplier Communique - Quote Template

20 April 2017

SWEP receive thousands of applications with quotes every year. In order to ensure a seamless, consistent process, quotes need to meet certain requirements. Lately we have noticed an increase in the number of quotes that have required further follow up with suppliers due to missing information. Whilst we are seeking out this information, the progress of the client's application is inhibited and it will have a status of "incomplete" in our system.

SWEP Performance Report Card March 2017

11 April 2017
We have collated the data for March 2017 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

CQU in Melbourne Green Induction / Introductory Assistive Technology Education April

11 April 2017

CQU now have some spots available for the Green Induction - Introductory Assistive Technology Education to be held 21st April 2017.

This introductory one-day workshop is designed for Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who are either new graduates or have less than 2 years clinical experience. This workshop is highly recommended for all therapists who are Green SWEP prescribers and have less than 2 years of clinical experience.

SWEP Communique - Requests for Clinical Advisor

29 March 2017

Dear Prescribers,

RE: Requests for Clinical Advisor's to validate scripts

Over recent times we have noticed an increase in the number of scripts that are being submitted with a request for Clinical Advisor's (CAs) to validate the script. At present we can receive 4-5 per day that require validation.

Prescriber Website Portal & Administration Access

28 March 2017
Prescriber Website Portal & Administration Access

SWEP Communique - SWEP Web Portal Upgrade

16 March 2017
Dear Prescribers,

 

SWEP would like to advise the planned web portal outage/upgrade was successfully performed yesterday.

 

Please be aware of the following changes:
  • When you download a form - it now opens in a web browser.  You can now copy and paste from this form.
    • TIP:  Right click on "download form" button and select "open in new tab"
  • Ability to withdraw an application.  You will now see a "WITHDRAW APPLICATION" button.  A Reason for withdraw text box will be implemented shortly.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience during the outage. 

SWEP Performance Report Card February 2017

14 March 2017
We have collated the data for February 2017 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

ATSA Independent Living Expo Releases its Free Conference Program

7 March 2017
ATSA Independent Living Expo Releases its Free Conference Program

The ATSA Independent Living Expo has released its free-to-attend conference program for both Sydney and Brisbane, aimed at furthering professional development for therapists and providing valuable information to families, friends and carers of people with disability.
One of the most comprehensive events for people with disability, seniors, allied health professionals, rehabilitation providers, and interested members of the public, the ATSA Independent Living Expo will be held in Sydney (Sydney Showground) and Brisbane (Royal International Convention Centre) in 2017.

SWEP LCGP Update

2 March 2017
Thank you for your patience over the last few weeks with the transition of the Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program from the Mercy Hospital to SWEP.

SWEP Communique - SWEP Prescriber Registration & Credentialing Framework

1 March 2017

Dear Prescribers,

With the introduction of the SWEP Prescriber Registration & Credentialing Framework in November 2016 we have received a lot of questions and feedback from clinicians working in the field and what impact these changes may have on them as individuals or as departments and teams. We would like to take the opportunity to explain some of the rationale behind the new requirements in the Prescriber Registration & Credentialing Framework as well as some of the further changes we will be putting in place going forward.

ADVANCED SPECIALISED TRANSFERS FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN EDUCATION

1 March 2017

ADVANCED SPECIALISED TRANSFERS FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN EDUCATION

SWEP Chief Allied Health Officer update

20 February 2017
We would like to advise our prescribers of the resignation from Ballarat Health Services of Wendy Hubbard, who has been SWEP's Chief Allied Health Officer (CAHO) since the inception of SWEP.

Reissue Database Link Update Communique

15 February 2017

Dear Prescribers,

SWEP would like to advise that Chemtronics Direct has updated their website link to access the SWEP Reissue Database. 

The new link is https://cabrini.technology/sc/ess.do  

The Reissue Database can still be accessed via the SWEP website: https://swep.bhs.org.au/prescriber-reissue-database.php

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Update

14 February 2017

Dear Prescribers

SWEP will be introducing the below listed components of the new home modification model in the coming months in two distinct stages:


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