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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:

SWEP LGCP Update

14 February 2017

Dear Prescribers,
As of the 15th of February 2017, the  State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) will begin administering the Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program

VCRC State Conference Registration

8 February 2017

Dear Prescribers,

CFA Vic Branch will proudly host the 6th Annual Regional State Conference "Person Centred Continence Care" at the RACV Club Resort in Torquay.

This event will take place across two days from 18-19 May 2017 and will include a pre-conference afternoon workshop followed by a full day of exciting presentations and discussions.

SWEP Performance Report Card January 2017

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

SWEP Performance Report Card December 2016

7 February 2017
We have collated the data for December 2016 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Supplier Communique - Home Modifications and Associated Services

6 February 2017
As part of a new State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) home modification service model, we are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Home Modification and Associated Services.

The EOI has been advertised on the Victorian Government's online tender advertisement site, Tenders Vic - www.tenders.vic.gov.au. Registration of Expressions of Interest close on 2 March 2017.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Update

3 February 2017

Dear Prescribers,

As part of the new SWEP home modification's model, an Expression of Interest (EOI) will be released to invite Building Professionals to apply for membership to a Home Modification's Panel. The Panel will consist of registered and credentialed Building Professionals that have the ability and committed to provide home modifications for Clients and Participants that complies with the new model's standards and requirements. 

SWEP Performance Report Card November 2016

25 January 2017
We have collated the data for November 2016 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Wheelchairs and Scooters for Adults Training Day

17 January 2017
ADVANCED/AMBER/RED:  WHEELCHAIRS & SCOOTERS FOR ADULTS (Full day)
When: Friday February 10th 2017, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Where: CQUniversity, Melbourne - 120 Spencer St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Cost: $365 (includes GST)

Workshop Information:
This one day workshop is designed for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who wish to further their knowledge and skills with regards to wheelchairs and the available features for adults. This workshop is suitable for therapists wishing to become advanced prescribers, including Green prescribers aspiring to become Amber prescribers, Amber prescribers aspiring to become Red prescribers and for Red prescribers to enable skill maintenance. This workshop is also suitable for therapists who are not SWEP prescribers however require advanced knowledge and skills to assist them in Wheelchair prescription. This workshop will be presented by Yvonne Duncan, SWEP Clinical Advisor & Senior Physiotherapist.

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