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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. 

Website & Attachments error has been rectified

20 June 2017

SWEP Website - attachment error has been fixed.


Yesterday morning on 19th June SWEP had a website error with attachments being uploaded.  This has been rectified.  The issue has affected about 70 applications, staff will be working through these and making contact with the prescriber to reload the attached document.

If you have any queries please contact the SWEP IM&T team on E: swepimt@bhs.org.au or phone in to speak to the relevant program.  If you find a file you cannot open in the portal please contact the relevant program at SWEP and staff will assist you to attach the document again.

Thanks for your patience and we apologise for any inconvenience.

Website & Attachments

19 June 2017

SWEP Website portal - attachment error

SWEP are currently experiencing issues with the website portal.  When staff and/or prescribers log in you are unable to open attachments.  A job has been logged with our website developer and will advise when the issue has been resolved.  Thank you for your patience and we apologise for the inconvenience.

SWEP & CQU Upcoming Advanced Prescriber Courses

8 June 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 Communique - Repairs to Equipment for NDIS Participants

6 June 2017

SWEP Communique - Repairs to Equipment for NDIS Participants


SWEP have signed a Working Arrangement with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) for the provision of Assistive Technology (AT) for NDIS Participants.

Given this arrangement, SWEP are able to assist Participants in repairing and maintaining their equipment through SWEP " s contracted repair agent.

SWEP Communique - Web portal unable to open applications

25 May 2017

SWEP Communique - Web portal unable to open applications


SWEP would like to advise you that we are currently experiencing issues with our web portal applications.  Currently you are unable to open any previously saved applications from your My Forms page.  You will receive an Invalid form error message.

SWEP Communique - Web portal unable to open applications **ISSUE RECTIFIED**

25 May 2017

SWEP Communique - Web portal unable to open applications

**ISSUE RECTIFIED**



Dear Prescriber,

 

SWEP would like to advise the issue with our web portal applications is now resolved. 

 


SWEP Communique - Website Portal & administration access

12 May 2017

SWEP Communique

Website Portal & administration access


Since SWEP went live with the website portal in July 2016, we have received feedback in relation to Allied Health Assistants being able to have access also.

 

SWEP are pleased to announce that we have set up a SWEP administration registration.  This will allow Allied Health Assistants access to SWEP prescription forms. They will be able to fill them out and submit to their prescriber, attach documents and review the application online.

SWEP needs to be clear about what   administration access allows. Administration users are unable to submit a form directly to SWEP, they cannot escalate applications and cannot replace the role of a SWEP registered prescriber.

 


SWEP & CQU Green Induction / Introductory Assistive Technology Education

9 May 2017

Prescriber Communique

Central Queensland University in Melbourne

Green Induction / Introductory Assistive Technology Education

CQU & SWEP have now released some new dates for the Green Induction - Introductory Assistive Technology Education.

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 Prescriber Communique - supplier quotes

9 May 2017
SWEP Prescriber Communique - Supplier Quotes

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 Communique - NDIA Script changes

5 May 2017
SWEP Communique - NDIA Script changes

SWEP have received some queries from prescribers regarding the recent changes made to the SWEP NDIS Prescription Forms.

Please be advised that the changes have been made to the forms to ensure that we collect all of the information that the NDIA require to assess your clients application.

 This is a requirement of our Working Arrangements with the Agency and ensures that prescribers can continue to use the SWEP prescription forms.

For any queries relating to these changes please contact the SWEP NDIS Manager Teagan Hegert on PH: 5333 8152 or via email at teagan.hegert@bhs.org.au

SWEP Prescriber Communique NDIS form changes

3 May 2017

SWEP Prescriber Communique

NDIS form changes

 

SWEP would like to advise of the following changes made to the SWEP NDIA forms.

SWEP Prescriber Communique Supplier Receivership

24 April 2017

SWEP Prescriber Communique

Supplier Receivership


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).