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Snapshot June 2016

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

SWEP Communique - Prescriber Website Update

19 August 2016

Thank you to all the prescribers who have registered as a prescriber with SWEP and/or logged in to use our new website portal to lodge applications.  Your feedback has helped us hugely to adjust and correct the web-site functionality as the change has been implemented.

SWEP Supra Pubic Catheter

16 August 2016
Continence Product Changes - New SWEP Catalogue 2016 - Following a rigorous tender process in May 2016, SWEP's continence product catalogue was updated. As part of the change process a number of continence items previously available on contract are no longer available.

CQ University - Current Program

29 July 2016
CQUniversity's Melbourne Campus is delighted to announce a new Assistive Technology Continuing Professional Development Program. CQUniversity has partnered with SWEP (State Wide Equipment Program) to develop and deliver a professional development and competency assessment program for new and existing SWEP allied health prescribers.

SWEP Supplier Communique - Home Modifications

20 July 2016
Dear Builder/Tradesperson,
 
SWEP has been advised that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) free home inspection service undertaken by Architects through the Home Renovation Service will cease as of 30 June 2016.

SWEP Orthotics and Footwear

19 July 2016
Further to our communique published on the 29th of June 2016 regarding the review of the Orthotics and Footwear program please find following a copy of Information for Orthotics: Standardised Quotes & Invoices, Frequently Asked Questions for your information.

Product Recall for product correction - James Leckey Design Mygo Stander

12 July 2016

Product Recall for product correction - James Leckey Design Mygo Stander

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission/Product Safety Australia has issued a recall notice for James Leckey Design Mygo Standers, supplied by Otto Bock Australia

Product Recall for product correction - Quickie Q7 Manual Wheelchair

11 July 2016
Product Recall for product correction - Quickie Q7 Manual Wheelchair

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a recall notice for Quickie Q7 Manual Wheelchairs, manufactured by Sunrise Medical Pty Ltd, under the following models

Prescriber Newsletter July 2016

8 July 2016
Please see the attached Prescriber Newsletter

Prescriber Update Home Modifications

1 July 2016

Dear Prescriber,

As you may be aware from previous communiques, SWEP is introducing a new home modification model. In consultation with regulatory bodies' advice, the new model will incorporate Architects, Builders, Draftspersons, Building Surveyors and Building Inspectors to provide a quality assurance process for clients that receive funding from SWEP.

Website Communique

1 July 2016

Thank you all for your patience, co-operation and feedback over recent months following the rollout of the new website, particularly while we have worked with our Web Designer to rectify any issues.

Excitement from prescribers around the re-launch has been encouraging, particularly as identified issues have been readily resolved, so thank you to for embracing this technological change and providing feedback to us.

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

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