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Cheryl Burman Award winners since 2013

Cheryl BurmanThe Cheryl Burman Award is an annual recognition by Hepatitis NSW that acknowledges outstanding commitments, by individuals or organisations, towards improving the life of people living with viral hepatitis.

The award itself is named after Cheryl Burman (left), who was a former Board member and President of the Hepatitis C Council of NSW (now Hepatitis NSW). Sadly she died in 2011 after a long and arduous struggle with hepatitis C related liver disease.

With the recent naming of Gail Snelgar as the 2018 award recipient, we thought it would be a good time to look back and remember all winners since the Award’s inception in 2013.

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My Health Record: Information about your options

There is a new medical record system called My Health Record. It is an online database designed to keep all your medical records in one place, operated by the Australian Government. The link below describes the benefits and risks to help you make an informed decision, and talks about how to opt out if you do not want a My Health Record.

If you don’t want a My Health Record, you can choose to opt-out. The deadline is 31 January 2019.

If you want a My Health Record, you don’t need to do anything. After 31 January 2019, health services will upload the past two years of your Medicare and pharmacy records into the system. Already, 6.3 million people have a My Health Record. After 31 January 2019, you can delete your record permanently at any time.

For more details, see www.hep.org.au/my-health-record-information-about-your-options/

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