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Swep Prescribers Communique - Strollers

2 June 2016
Dear Prescribers, 

The State-wide Equipment Program has received independent advice that many Strollers on the Australian market may not be compliant to mandatory Australian Standards.

Blude Badge Insurance

19 May 2016
SWEP and Blue Badge Insurance Australia have recently announced the launch of a specialist insurance product designed specifically for users of funded equipment.

Swep Oxygen Review Process

10 May 2016
SWEP Oxygen Annual Review Process Communique - May 2016

GREEN LEVEL TRAINING FOR NEW GRADUATES

2 May 2016
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.

 

This workshop will cover SWEP's expectations of Green prescribing requirements, how to navigate the SWEP website, an overview of available assistive technology and modifications for Green level prescribers, clinical reasoning & decision making that underpin equipment prescription and how to submit a SWEP application and write a clinical justification.

 

This workshop will be presented by an experienced SWEP Clinical Advisor and either Professor Carolyn Unsworth or Lindy Johnson. The workshop will be informative, interactive and practical and will include trial and prescription of equipment using case studies.

 

On completion of this workshop all participants will be registered with SWEP as Green level prescribers.

New CPD Education Program

2 May 2016
New CPD Education Program in Assistive Technologies for Green, Amber and Red therapists

Swep Website Communique - May 2016

2 May 2016
Dear Prescribers,

As you know SWEP has been developing and amending our website over the past six months. We have been primarily focused on updating the Prescription Forms in this time. While we are confident that we have remedied the vast majority of issues reported we remain committed to working with prescribers to create a system useful to both you and SWEP.

State-wide Equipment Program - Continence

1 May 2016
The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) has appointed Independence Australia as the supplier for the Continence Aids Program, non-disposable and disposable products commencing 1st May 2016.

BrightSky Australia has provided great support to our continence program over the last five years, however is no longer a contracted supplier of continence products to SWEP.

Snapshot March 2016

20 April 2016
We have collated the data for March 2016 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

Expressions of interest for the Victorian Disability Advisory Council

19 April 2016
The Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, the Hon. Martin Foley MP, is pleased to invite applications from Victorian residents who have a disability or are a carer of a person with a disability to become members of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council .

New CPD Education Program for both novice and expert therapists in Assistive Technologies

11 April 2016

Would you like a refresher or learn new skills related to prescribing and using assistive technologies with your clients?

CQUniversity's Melbourne Campus is delighted to announce a new CPD program in assistive technologies. CQUniversity has partnered with SWEP (State Wide Equipment Program) to deliver a continuing professional development and competency assessment program for SWEP allied health prescribers that is also available for all occupational therapists and physiotherapists who don't prescribe for SWEP.

Snapshot February 2016

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

AATC 2016

17 March 2016
The Australian Assistive Technology Conference (AATC) is to be held 27-29 July at Jupiter's Casino, Gold Coast QLD.

ATSA

17 March 2016
The Assistive Technology Suppliers Association (ATSA) has asked us to pass on details about their up and coming expo in Melbourne that will feature

Snapshot January 2016

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

Snapshot December 2015

17 February 2016
We have collated the data for December 2015 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

Prescriber Newsletter February 2016

11 February 2016
Prescriber Newsletter February 2016

Snapshot November 2015

5 February 2016
We have collated the data for November 2015 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

Snapshot October 2015

4 February 2016
We have collated the data for October 2015 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

Snapshot September 2015

3 February 2016
We have collated the data for September 2015 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

Swep Communique Compensable Clients

21 December 2015
Please see the attached communique
Swep Communique Compensable Clients

3rd Edition of SWEP e-News for Consumers.

14 December 2015
3rd Edition of SWEP e-News for Consumers.

2nd Edition of SWEP e-News for Consumers.

9 December 2015

Product Recall for product correction - Viking Mobile Lifts

1 December 2015

SWEP has been advised of a recall notice for Viking Mobile Lifts under the following models;

Viking® M Lift - Model 2040035 (S/N 9 200 000 - 9 203 000) - Model 2040015 (S/N 7 500 401 - 7 570 000) - Model 2040005 (S/N 7 100 101 - 7 200 200)

Viking® L Lift - Model 2040004 (S/N 7 200 201 - 7 300 300)

Viking® XL or Viking® 300 Lift - Model 2040003 (S/N 800 001 - 804 999)

1st Edition of SWEP e-News for Consumers.

1 December 2015

Car Seats Funded by SWEP

23 November 2015

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