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Snapshot May 2016

30 June 2016
We have collated the data for May 2016 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

Orthotics and Footwear Update

29 June 2016

Following an external review of the way we provide Orthotics and Footwear services to SWEP clients we have instituted a number of changes and are continuing to audit processes. Please note as a result of this, there will be a number of changes implemented effective immediately and ongoing.

Prescriber Update - Prior to July 1st 2016

28 June 2016
Dear Prescribers,

As you know SWEP is moving to application submission through our website only on July 1, 2016. We have resolved the vast majority of highlighted issues and continue to work on any new issues which arise as a matter of priority. Our IMT team continues to address individual issues as they are logged.

Prescriber Update - Home Modifications

23 June 2016

Dear Prescribers,

On the 16 June 2016, a Prescriber Communique was released relating to the changes for SWEP Home Modifications. The following is an update of some of these changes which will start to be rolled out from the 1 July 2016, with further updates to follow shortly.

Clarification of SWEP Processes Replacement Items and Escalation

17 June 2016
Dear Prescribers,

Following an internal audit of our processes, SWEP has noted an inconsistency in the handling of some applications. In order to clarify please note that where SWEP has previously provided equipment, a replacement  will be provided when clinically indicated or when the item becomes not viable for repair. The replacement item will be provided as soon as possible after the receipt of a prescription up to the limits of the program's budget. It is important in this scenario that prescriptions are not submitted pre-emptively for replacement on the assumption of a long waiting time.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications

16 June 2016
SWEP Prescriber Communique
Aids & Equipment Program - Home Modifications
Changes effective July 1st 2016

ADVANCED - VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

14 June 2016

Workshop Information 

This one day workshop is designed for Occupational Therapists who wish to further their knowledge and skills with regards to vehicle modifications for people with disabilities. This workshop will be presented by Tom Eley and Carolyn Unsworth.

Snapshot April 2016

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

Swep Stroller Communique

2 June 2016

Dear Suppliers,

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

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

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