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Communique regarding repairs to equipment for NDIS participants

9 November 2017
Communique regarding repairs to equipment for NDIS participants

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 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 Prescriber Communique - Error when opening older Home Modifications form **RECTIFIED**

5 October 2017
SWEP Prescriber Communique - Error when opening older Home Modifications form **RECTIFIED**

Dear SWEP Prescribers,

We would like to advise the issues we were experiencing with Home Modifications forms created prior to the new forms has now been rectified.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Error when opening older Home Modifications form

3 October 2017

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Error when opening older Home Modifications form

 

Dear SWEP Prescribers

We would like to advise we are experiencing some issues with Home Modifications forms created prior to the new forms going online yesterday.  Some forms are giving an error message of " You are not authorised to view this form"

SWEP Communique - Changes to Guidelines for Supply of Voice Prostheses

2 October 2017
SWEP Communique - Changes to Guidelines for Supply of Voice Prostheses

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
SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Service Release - Now Live

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 Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Service Release

28 September 2017
SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Service Release


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 Communique to Prescribers regarding NDIS Applications

27 September 2017

SWEP Communique to Prescribers regarding NDIS Applications


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 Prescriber Communique

SWEP & Central Queensland University in Melbourne

Upcoming Advanced Prescriber Courses

 

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

SWEP Communique

Voice Prosthesis Product Discontinuation from Atos Medical

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 Prescriber Communique - CQU Advanced Training Course

4 September 2017

SWEP Prescriber Communique

SWEP & Central Queensland University in Melbourne

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

SWEP Communique - Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program

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
SWEP Communique - Orthotic Quote Template Update


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.

As previously mentioned in our last communique, as from today 1st September all applications must now be submitted with a completed copy of the updated quotation template.  

I look forward to meeting you all on the 13th of September.

Kind Regards,

Fiona Wakeling

Deputy Director

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Update

30 August 2017

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Update

 

Dear SWEP 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

SWEP Communique - Suppler Code of Conduct


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 Prescriber Communique

SWEP & Central Queensland University in Melbourne

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

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 Prescriber Communique

SWEP & Central Queensland University in Melbourne

Upcoming Advanced Prescriber Courses

 

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.

SWEP Prescriber Registration and Credentialing Framework

31 July 2017
We are very excited to be launching the revised SWEP Prescriber Registration and Credentialing Framework - The Framework.

Prescriber Communique - DOP Contract

25 July 2017

SWEP Communique - DOP Contract

Dear Prescriber,

Following a robust tendering process that commenced in September 2016, SWEP can confirm Air Liquide Healthcare P/L (Air Liquide) as the successful bidder to provide home oxygen under the Domiciliary Oxygen Program.

Ballarat Health Services/SWEP and Air Liquide have entered a new agreement that means that Air Liquide will continue to provide oxygen to eligible clients for the next two years, until 30 June 2019.

 

SWEP Prescriber Communique - End of Financial Year

7 July 2017

SWEP Communique to Prescribers

As a follow on to our communique last week, SWEP received a significant allocation of funding in June that need to be fully expended by Friday 30th June. As per my previous communique, the way we are allocating the funding may initially seem confusing and not appear to align with our Priority of Access Guidelines, but it is important that you understand that the funding has been targeted specifically at those people over the age of 65 years who had been on our waiting list for specific categories of equipment. It is important to note that we were unable to target waitlist applications for clients who required high cost home modifications, or where the supplier was unknown.

SWEP Communique to Prescribers EOFY 2017

29 June 2017
SWEP Communique to Prescribers

This communique is to advise you that SWEP has just received a non-recurrent allocation of funding today that will need to be spent by the end of the financial year (this Friday) in order to meet both our funding body and BHS " �s acquittal requirements.

SWEP Communique - Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program (LCGP) from Mercy Health to SWEP.

23 June 2017

Dear Prescriber

Thank you all for your patience, co-operation and feedback over recent months following the transition of the Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program (LCGP) from Mercy Health to SWEP.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Update June 2017

23 June 2017

SWEP Prescriber Communique

Home Modifications Update

Dear Prescriber

SWEP is pleased to announce that the new Home Modification model will commence this August. The new model is founded on a framework of Builders and Tradespeople that make up a panel of approved suppliers throughout Victoria. The Panel will provide Prescribers with the opportunity to identify which Builders and Tradespeople operate in the same location as Consumers. Just like the current service, there will be no expectations that Prescribers will have to determine the structural integrity of the home that is being modified as this is the role of Builders, Draftspersons and Architects. The new model will provide greater capacity for Prescribers to address the functional and clinical needs of Consumers in relation to their home environment. 


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