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SWEP e-news December 2017

15 December 2017
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SWEP Performance Report Card October 2017

4 December 2017
We have collated the data for October 2017 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Supplier Communique - Wig Applications

15 November 2017
SWEP have conducted a review of wig applications and as a result a wig application form has been developed along with an Information leaflet. This will ensure a clear and consistent practice for all wig applications. These are located on the SWEP website here

All future applications for wigs will need to have an application form completed, by the client or in conjunction with the supplier.

Communique regarding repairs to equipment for NDIS participants

9 November 2017
SWEP has Working Arrangements with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) for the supply of most Assistive Technology (AT) to Participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

SWEP not only assist with the initial procurement of AT but coordinate ongoing repairs and maintenance of equipment for NDIS Participants.

SWEP Performance Report Card September 2017

2 November 2017
We have collated the data for September 2017 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program

SWEP Prescriber Registration and Credentialing Framework Update

19 October 2017

The revised SWEP Prescriber Registration and Credentialing Framework - The Framework, was launched in July 2017.

At this time we acknowledged that SWEP was leading the way and entering new territory with The Framework and asked for your valued feedback.

Thank you to those who have taken the time to familiarise themselves with The Framework and provide us with really important feedback.

SWEP Communique - Changes to Guidelines for Supply of Voice Prostheses

2 October 2017

The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) has received additional funding from the Victorian Government that has enabled us to review guidelines in relation to the number of voice prostheses that can be supplied per annum
As of July 1, 2017, eligible clients will be able to apply for a maximum of 3 voice prostheses over a 12-month period from the date of the first application.  
Additional demand for this item category will be carefully monitored over the next 12 months. 


SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Service Release - Now Live

2 October 2017
It is with great pleasure that I announce you can now submit applications online via the SWEP portal using the revised Home Modification model for both the Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP) and for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

SWEP Performance Report Card August 2017

28 September 2017
We have collated the data for August 2017 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Service Release

28 September 2017
SWEP is excited to announce the release of the revised Home Modification Service for both the Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP) and for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - NDIS Applications

27 September 2017

Dear Prescribers,

As you may be aware, SWEP has Working Arrangements with the NDIS for the provision of some Assistive Technology for Participants of the Scheme across Victoria.
When you submit a prescription to SWEP for a NDIS Participant, SWEP undertakes quality assurance checks on the application and then forwards the application to the Agency for a funding decision to be made. This decision is made by a NDIS Delegate in line with the NDIS Reasonable and Necessary Guidelines and the Participants goals and aspirations as outlined in their plan.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - CQU in Melbourne Upcoming Advanced Prescriber Courses

19 September 2017
SWEP & CQU have the below Advanced training courses available for Prescribers coming up. 
This is for SWEP registered Prescribers who wish to look at completing professional development and upgrading their Prescriber Levels.

You can register via the links or visit the CQU/SWEP website page.

SWEP Communique - Voice Prosthesis Product Discontinuation from Atos Medical

7 September 2017

Please see the attached communique received from Atos Medical advising that they will be discontinuing the supply of the following products:

1. Provox 2 Range of Voice Prosthesis

2. Provox Vega & Vega  XtraSeal Voice Prosthesis (Smart Inserter models)

SWEP Performance Report Card July 2017

7 September 2017
We have collated the data for July 2017 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Communique - Orthotic Quote Template Update

5 September 2017

Dear Prescribers,

I would like to thank everyone who provided feedback following the release of the orthotic quotation template. Some further updates have been made to meet your requirements. The updated version and be found here.

SWEP Communique - Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program

5 September 2017

Dear Prescribers,

As always thank you all for your valuable feedback during the transition to online submission of applications for the Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program (LCGP).

As we previously mentioned in our last communique all applications must be submitted via our website from the 1st of September 2017. As from today we will no longer accept any applications lodged by mail, email or fax.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - CQU Advanced Training Course

4 September 2017

5 Seats still available for the Adult Advanced bathing, toileting & seating

SWEP & CQU still have some spaces for the upcoming Advanced Adult Bathing, toileting & seating session.  This is for SWEP registered Prescribers who wish to look at completing professional development and upgrading their Prescriber Levels. This course will count at 30 CPD points for your upgrade request.

Date: Thursday, 7 September 2017 - Advanced Bathing, Toileting and Seating for Adults

SWEP Communique - Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program (LCGP)

1 September 2017

Dear Prescribers,

As always thank you all for your valuable feedback during the transition to online submission of applications for the Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program (LCGP).

As we previously mentioned in our last communique all applications must be submitted via our website from the 1st of September 2017. As from today we will no longer accept any applications lodged by mail, email or fax.

SWEP Communique - Orthotic Quote Template Update

1 September 2017
Dear Prescribers,

I would like to thank everyone who provided feedback following the release of the orthotic quotation template. Some further updates have been made to meet your requirements. The updated version and be found here.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Update

30 August 2017

Dear Prescribers,

I am pleased to announce that the revised home modification service is in the final stages of testing and we are on the verge of releasing the model.  We anticipated the release would be this month, however we have decided to postpone the release to next month to finalise adjustments to the online application.  SWEP acknowledges the postponement may be an inconvenience for some Prescribers, however our preference is to deliver the best service possible and we believe a short delay will achieve this.

SWEP Communique - Suppler Code of Conduct

29 August 2017

The Victorian Government has introduced a ' Supplier Code of Conduct  to support the State's commitment to ethical, sustainable and socially responsible procurement. The Supplier Code of Conduct became effective on 1 July 2017.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - SWEP & Central Queensland University in Melbourne Seats still available for the Adult Advanced bathing, toileting & seating

18 August 2017

SWEP & CQU still have some spaces for the upcoming Advanced Adult Bathing, toileting & seating session.  This is for SWEP registered Prescribers who wish to look at completing professional development and upgrading their Prescriber Levels. This course will count at 30 CPD points for your upgrade request.

Date: Thursday, 7 September 2017 - Advanced Bathing, Toileting and Seating for Adults

For prescribers wishing to upgrade to Amber or Red

SWEP Prescriber Communique - SWEP AOPA Quotation Template

15 August 2017
I am excited to announce that SWEP has consulted with AOPA to create a quotation template to be submitted with future orthotic applications. The aim of this template is to ensure clear, consistent quotation practice that will allow us to better understand your services and costs. Expert practitioners within the field have reviewed the template to ensure it aligns closely with the practices of our prescriber group

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Client Communication & Portal Log in

11 August 2017
SWEP Prescriber Communique - Use of client email for SWEP Communications & Use of Prescriber Portal log in

SWEP Prescriber Communique - CQU in Melbourne Upcoming Advanced Prescriber Courses

4 August 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.


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