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Winter Symposium 2018

Can I encourage you please to consider attending next month’s Winter Symposium 2018 – a place for health professionals treating people experiencing chronic pain, mental health issues or using alcohol and other drugs to network, share and learn from our expert speakers?

Professor Lorimer Mosely will be asking us to consider changing the way we think about pain in his address on Friday 1 June. Professor Mosely is a Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Chair of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. He is the Chair of PainAdelaide Stakeholders' Consortium, which brings together Adelaide's pain researchers, clinicians and consumers to 'put their heads together' for persistent pain.

Professor Mosley also established the Pain Revolution, a bicycle-bound rural education and outreach tour, the inaugural event riding from Melbourne to Adelaide in April 2017 and in 2018 from Sydney to Albury-Wodonga, raising awareness and funds to train rural Australians to become Local Pain Educators.

Other keynote speakers include Professor Pat Dudgeon who will share on social and emotional wellbeing and Matthew McCrone, Director – SafeScript Implementation from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

Professor Dudgeon is a Commissioner of the Australian national Mental Health Commission, deputy chair of the Australian Indigenous Psychologist’s Association and researcher of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention at the University of Western Australia.

To register or find out more, please see our events web page on our website. 

Tony Ficca, Acting Chief Executive Officer

General

New approach for alcohol and drug misuse across western Victoria region
Members sought for Regional Integrated Councils
Winter Symposium: register today!
Apply NOW for Primary Care Nurse Excellence Awards!
My Health Record Opt-Out dates announced
Toolkit for under-screened and never-screened women in the National Cervical Screening Program is now available
Development of supportive care in cancer resources through consumer co-design
General practices required for multimorbidity research
National Prevention of Prescription Medication Dependence Week: 14 - 18 May
Free webinar: Optimising the diagnosis and management of coeliac disease and gluten-related disorders
Medication Assisted Treatment Training for Opioid Dependence 2018
Register for Immunisation Coalition's Shingles Webinar
Dying2Learn online course
Management of urinary incontinence and prolapse seminar
GP Diabetes Masterclass

Ballarat Goldfields

HealthPathways update
Invitation to join the Ballarat Obesity Management Interest Group
Change of venue: Ballarat Addiction Network featuring Women's Alcohol and Drug Service
Life after suicide of a family member or friend
Teamwork Skills & Leadership Skills course and Emotional Self Care & Resilience course

Geelong Otway

HealthPathways update
Applications open for Dr Trevor Banks Scholarship
Cardiac update

Great South Coast

Vestibular Rehabilitation introductory course
Suicidal Prevention Training Workshops for general practice
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Response Training
Better Questions Workshop

Wimmera Grampians

HealthPathways update
Domestic and Family Violence Response Training

General 

New approach for alcohol and drug misuse across western Victoria region

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Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) has commissioned organisations in the regional areas of Great South Coast, Ballarat Goldfields and Horsham Wimmera, to co-design an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) model of care with their communities. The organisations are:

  • Grampians Community Health in the Wimmera Horsham region
  • Brophy Youth and Family in the Great South Coast
  • Uniting Ballarat in the Ballarat Goldfields region.

Director Commissioning and Performance for Western Victoria PHN Sam Sharp said that through this project local communities and key stakeholders would engage in meaningful co-design to develop models of AOD care that meet local need.

“Consultations and co-design processes will actively engage the community including people who are likely to access services, and families supporting people who use alcohol and other drugs,” said Ms Sharp.

“Co-design in the context of commissioning is defined as a collaborative and shared process of planning, designing and delivering in which organisations engage in a joint relationship with their communities, consumers of services and other organisations.”

The new models of AOD care will commence from 1 July 2019. Local organisations that will partner in the co-design process listed below.

Stawell Regional Health  East Grampians Health Services  Budja Budja Aboriginal Cooperative
Tristar Medical Group   Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Cooperative  Rural North West Health Service
 Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital  Wimmera Health Care Group  West Wimmera Health
 Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership  Wimmera Primary Care Partnership  Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD)
 Portland District Health (PDH)  South West Health Care (SWHC)  Trace Research
 Uniting Ballarat  Ballarat Community Health  Hepburn Health Service
 Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC)    

Members sought for Regional Integrated Councils

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Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) is seeking members for its Regional Integrated Councils in Ballarat Goldfields, Wimmera Grampians and Great South Coast areas.

The following council member positions are required:

  • Wimmera Grampians – two healthcare providers (including GPs) and one community member
  • Ballarat Goldfields – two healthcare providers (including GPs)
  • Great South Coast – one GP to take on the role of Chair.

The Council acts as a conduit between the Board, CEO, health care providers and the community. They advise on local health needs and primary-based health care from a clinical and a community/consumer perspective.

Regional Integrated Councils (there are four across our region) provide information to develop better integration of care and will help maximise broad ongoing clinical and community engagement within and across the region to support the decision making of Western Victoria PHN.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For more information about becoming a Regional Integrated Council member and for applications to the above positions, please see our website. Applications close Friday 1 June 2018.

Winter Symposium: register today!

Pat as a Speaker Westvic News

Keynote speaker Professor Pat Dudgeon from the Bardi people of the Kimberly area in Western Australia will educate and inspire us about social and emotional wellbeing and the role of primary care in responding to the rates of depression, anxiety, tobacco and other drug use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on Saturday 2 June.

At a national and state level, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons experience poorer mental health compared to the population as a whole. Alarmingly the mortality rate from suicide for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons is greater than that of non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons. Nationally it is recognised trauma can compound across generations leading to physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social distress.

Western Victoria Primary Health Network will host the inaugural ‘Western Victoria PHN Winter Symposium 2018 Collaborative Care: Pain, Alcohol and other Drugs, and Mental Health,' in June. The event is facilitated for GPs and GP registrars, allied health professionals, nurses, nurse practitioners and practice nurses, alcohol and other drug and mental health workers. Join us to explore collaboration, innovation and challenging the way we think about treatment in the spheres of Pain, Alcohol and other Drugs, and Mental Health.

A full symposium program will be listed on the Western Victoria Primary Health Network website soon.

Ensure you register for this innovative event now as places are limited.

Apply NOW for Primary Care Nurse Excellence Awards!

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The Primary Health Care Nurse Excellence Awards 2018 recognise nurses practicing in the western Victoria region who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the health and wellbeing of their patients by undertaking a quality improvement activity within their practice.

The purpose of this award is to highlight the commitment and results primary health care nurses make towards quality improvement work within western Victoria. The Western Victoria PHN Primary Health Care Nurse Excellence Award 2018 is open to primary health care nurses working within the geographical boundaries of Western Victoria PHN.

Last year's winner, Caroline Gibson from Ballarat Community Health shares how the Award has benefited her.

Caroline Gibson

"I was honoured to win the inaugural Western Victoria PHN Primary Health Care Network Nurse Excellence Award 2016-2017 for the development of a model of care and an on-line resource to guide practice nurses in their delivery of chronic disease management support for people living with dementia and their carers.

"Receiving this award has created numerous opportunities for me to talk about the role of practice nurses in dementia care as and to also complete a leadership skills workshop. Consequently, my confidence in presenting this project has increased as has my encouragement to other nurses to embrace the challenge of identifying gaps in current care and developing new ways of doing things to address these gaps," said Caroline.

Regional finalists from Ballarat Goldfields, Geelong Otway, Great South Coast and Grampians Wimmera will receive $500.00* to assist with continuing professional development expenses. The Primary Health Care Nurse Excellence Award 2018 Winner will be selected from the Regional Finalists and will receive $1000.00* to support continuing professional development expenses such as course or conference registration fees.

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 31 July.  Please see our website for application details. 

My Health Record Opt-Out dates announced

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Every Australian will be offered a My Health Record unless they choose not to have one during the three month opt out period that will run from 16 July to 15 October 2018. Australians can cancel their My Health Record at any time after the end of the opt out period – or create one, if they opted out.

More than five million Australians already have a My Health Record, which provides a summary of their key health information, delivering better health outcomes for patients and their treating doctors and specialists.

Minister for Health Greg Hunt said My Health Record enables important health information including allergies, medical conditions, treatments, medicines, and test reports to be securely shared between clinicians and their patients. It also enables people to take more control of their own health and wellbeing, manage their children’s health, and upload key documents, like advanced care directives.

“My Health Record provides many benefits to patients, including reduced duplication of tests, better coordination of care for people with chronic and complex conditions, and better informed treatment decisions,” Minister Hunt said.

To find out more, please see the announcement and these Frequently asked questions and answers.

Toolkit for under-screened and never-screened women in the National Cervical Screening Program is now available

Department of Health

This toolkit has been developed to assist healthcare providers to engage under-screened and never-screened women in cervical screening, and to support them should they choose to participate. The information is relevant to various healthcare providers including specialists, GPs, sexual health workers, disability support workers and Aboriginal health workers. The toolkit provides specific information about engaging with different groups of women, including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
  • Women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  • Women with disabilities
  • People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) and have a cervix
  • Women who have experienced sexual assault
  • Women from remote areas
  • Older women
  • Women who experience socio-economic disadvantage
  • Woman who have had the HVP vaccine.

The Toolkit for engaging under-screened and never-screened women can be found on the NCSP website.

Development of supportive care in cancer resources through consumer co-design

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The Cancer Nursing Research Group at the University of Melbourne, and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, are inviting cancer consumers (current cancer patients, survivors, family members, and support people) and clinicians working with people affected by cancer (multidisciplinary health care professionals, non-governmental agencies and consumer advocacy groups), to take part in a study to guide the development of new supportive care resources to raise awareness of the value and importance of supportive care in cancer.

In order to ensure that as many people as possible across Victoria have an opportunity to inform and shape the new supportive care in cancer resources, the Cancer Nursing Research Group asks that you share the Consumer Flyer and Clinician Flyer among your networks. The flyers describe the study being undertaken and outline what the two-phase study involves.

Phase 1 will include a series of three consumer focus groups, three clinician focus groups and a combined consumer and clinician focus group. The focus groups will take place at different times, places and dates for the convenience of people taking part, and they will last for no longer than 1.5 hours. Please refer to the attached Consumer and Clinician flyers for details. There will be will be about 5 - 10 people in each group.

Phase 2 will include audio or video recording of people talking about their experiences of cancer and of receiving/delivering supportive care. Participants can choose to be involved in phase 1 only or in both phase 1 and phase 2 of the study.

If you would like to know more about this study or are interested in taking part please contact Carol Jewell, Research Assistant, Cancer Nursing Research Group, Department of Nursing, University of Melbourne on 03 8559 6146 or via email.

General practices required for multimorbidity research

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Approximately a quarter to a third of the entire population has multimorbidity (defined as two or more chronic conditions). Deakin University is currently leading a research project to find out what the priorities and preferences for care are for patients with multimorbidity. This might allow us to understand how the burden of care on patients might be reduced.

The researchers wish to individually interview a small number of patients (maximum 5 - 6) in a number of general practices. They are seeking to recruit general practices to help with the project, which would involve helping to identify potential participants and providing a private space to conduct interviews.

Interested practices can contact the lead investigator, Dr Kevin Mc Namara, by email  or by phoning 03 5247 9472.

National Prevention of Prescription Medication Dependence Week: 14 - 18 May

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ScriptWise is very pleased to invite you to participate in our inaugural National Prevention of Prescription Medication Dependence Week from 14 - 18 May 2018 to raise awareness about the risks associated with using prescription medications such as opioids and benzodiazepines long-term. Find out about how to take action at www.scriptwise.org.au/prevention-week or attend a Prevention Week event in Warrnambool, Colac or Horsham.  

Free webinar: Optimising the diagnosis and management of coeliac disease and gluten-related disorders

General practitioners play a central role in the diagnosis and management of coeliac disease. Although one of the most common chronic autoimmune illnesses GPs will encounter, coeliac disease is frequently overlooked and long-term care remains suboptimal. Knowing how to recognise and when to test at-risk patients are keys to detecting the 1.5% of Australians with coeliac disease.

This webinar will cover:

  • What is coeliac disease and how is it diagnosed?
  • When and how to test
  • What is gluten sensitivity and how is it different to coeliac disease?
  • The role of Human leukocyte antigen DQ2/8 genotyping
  • Family screening
  • Paediatric testing
  • Clinical follow-up
  • How the dietitian can help
  • Gluten free diet
  • Issues in follow-up: adherence, persistent symptoms.

Date: Wednesday 16 May
Time: 6pm - 7pm

To find out more or to register, please see this website.  You can also register for a recorded version by visiting this website.

Medication Assisted Treatment Training for Opioid Dependence 2018

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The RACGP is offering online and face-to-face training to:

  • Prescribers with information and strategies for safer prescribing of opioids in chronic pain settings. This education is an interactive two hours’ session presented by MATOD specialist GPs and is accredited for 4 Category 2 RACGP QI&CPD points for the 2017–19 triennium.
  • Prescribers with a need to prescribe pharmacotherapy to more than five patients with opioid dependence.

To find out more, including dates and learning outcomes, please see this flyer.

Register for Immunisation Coalition's Shingles Webinar

Immunisation Coalition

This free webinar will provide useful information about clinical features of the disease, transmission, complications and vaccination recommendations.  Get the latest information to advise patients about the importance and safety of vaccination, diagnosis and early management, as well as contraindications of zoster vaccine in immunocompromised individuals.

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018
Time: 7pm - 8pm

Login instructions will be sent to you on registration.

Register

Dying2Learn online course

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Running from 28 May – 9 July, Dying2Learn, delivered by CareSearch, is a free massive open online course (MOOC) that aims to provide Australians the opportunity to learn and talk about death, dying and palliative care.

Dying2Learn is open to any adult who has internet access. You can join whether you are healthy or living with illness, young or old, friend, relative or a carer of a patient.

To find out more or to register, please see the CareSearch website.

Management of urinary incontinence and prolapse seminar

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This seminar will identify patients with high risk of developing incontinence and prolapse, management of incontinence in elderly, and prolapse management in general practice.

Dr Michael Wishaw, continence physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital will speak on managing incontinence in the elderly and Dr Alex Ades, Head of Unit - Ambulatory Gynaecology, Royal Women's Hospital will speak on prolapse management.

Date: Thursday 31 May
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Conference Room A, Royal Women's Hospital, 20 Flemington Rd, Parkville

This activity will be submitted to the RACGP QI & CPD program (Total points 4 category 2 points). Light refreshments will be provided.

Register

GP Diabetes Masterclass

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The Australian Diabetes Society is proud to host the 2018 ADS GP Diabetes Masterclass for general practitioners and other interested health professionals involved in the care of people with diabetes. The aim of the workshop is to provide education on medication use in Type 2 diabetes with case studies, including insulin initiation and titration, diabetes complications and cardiovascular disease, telemedicine/CGM/insulin pumps, glucose lowering therapies, how data can help you manage your patients, and discuss applying the Type 2 diabetes treatment algorithm in a primary care setting.

Date: Saturday 16 June
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: Pan Pacific Melbourne Hotel, 2 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Melbourne

To find out more or to register, please see the Australian Diabetes Society website. Registrations close Friday 8 June.

Ballarat Goldfields

HealthPathways update

HealthPathways

New on HealthPathways:

  • Epilepsy in pregnancy
  • Nausea and vomiting in palliative care
  • Constipation in palliative care
  • Cough in palliative care
  • Stroke
  • Post-acute stroke care
  • Familial genetic counselling
  • Pain management programs
  • Cognitive impairment and dementia
  • Memory assessment
  • Nephrology referrals.

To stay up to date on recent, locally agreed guidelines see HealthPathways.

Invitation to join the Ballarat Obesity Management Interest Group

Mr Douraid Abbas FRACS, obesity surgeon, invites local health care professionals to join the newly created Ballarat Obesity Management Interest Group. The interest group has commenced in Ballarat in a bid to provide quality care to the tens of thousands of individuals in the city struggling with obesity. The group aims to provide general practitioners and allied health professionals with the tools and knowledge they need to effectively combat obesity and to provide adequate support, guidance and care for their patients.

Date: Tuesday 22 May
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: SJOG Conference Room, Level 1

For more information and to RSVP, please email or call Della Vreeland on 5332 8100.

Change of venue: Ballarat Addiction Network featuring Women's Alcohol and Drug Service

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The next Ballarat Addiction Network on Wednesday 13 June has changed its location of meeting to Western Victoria PHN, 101 Drummond St Nth, Ballarat.

Dr Yvonne Bonomo from the Women's Alcohol and Drug Service is the guest speaker while the meeting will be chaired by Dr Andrew McDonald from Ballarat Group Practice.

The meeting runs from 6.15pm - 8pm with a light supper included.  To RSVP or enquire, please email Pauline Molloy or call on 03 5338 9142. 

Life after suicide of a family member or friend

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Lifeline Ballarat is pleased to offer a four week structured and professionally facilitated suicide bereavement support group beginning on Tuesday 29 May in Ballarat.
This program aims to provide education, mutual support and coping development to assist group members in understanding the grief that follows suicide.

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 29 May 29, 6.00pm - 7:45pm
  • Tuesday 5 June 5, 6.00pm - 7:45pm
  • Tuesday 12 June, 6.00pm - 7:45pm
  • Tuesday 19 June, 6.00pm - 7:45pm.

Group members attend all four sessions. The program facilitators are Anita Hoare – Bereavement Counsellor and Educator, Judy Rowlands Crisis Support Supervisor Lifeline Ballarat. This program has been funded by the Ballarat and District Suicide Prevention Network.

Please call Lifeline Ballarat on 5322 4996 before Friday 26 May 26 if you're interested in participating. Further information can be found in this flyer

Teamwork Skills & Leadership Skills course and Emotional Self Care & Resilience course

Ballarat Health Services

Ballarat Health Services invites you to hear Murray Bardwell from the University of Melbourne's Going Rural Program speak at two events in June.

At the Teamwork Skills & Leadership Skills course, Murray will speak on the factors that contribute to teamwork excellence and facilitate the discovery of each participant's natural style in both leadership and when working in a team. 

Date: Tuesday 12 June
Time: 6pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Education Resource Centre, Ballarat Health Services, 1 Drummond St Nth, Ballarat Central

To find out more and to register, please see this eventbrite website.

At the Emotional Self Care & Resilience course, Murray will approach resilience from a cognitive-behavioural theory and positive psychology perspective. Particpants' will get to know and appreciate how amazing brains really are and what the foundation blocks to good emotional self-care look like.

Date: Wednesday 20 June
Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Education Resource Centre, Ballarat Health Services, 1 Drummond St Nth, Ballarat Central

To find out more and to register, please see this eventbrite website.

Geelong Otway

HealthPathways update

HealthPathways

New on HealthPathways:

  • Epilepsy in women and pregnancy
  • Nephrology referrals – acute, non-acute and advice
  • Constipation in palliative care
  • Nausea and vomiting in palliative care.

Recently reviewed and updated:

  • Diabetes referrals - acute, non-acute and advice
  • Endocrinology referrals - acute, non-acute and advice
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Advanced or end-stage COPD
  • Acute exacerbation of COPD
  • Prostate cancer established
  • Immunisation – childhood
  • Immunisation - influenza
  • Early pregnancy assessment.

To stay up to date on recent, locally agreed guidelines see HealthPathways.

Applications open for Dr Trevor Banks Scholarship

Hospice Foundation Geelong

GPs or GP trainees are invited to apply for this scholarship, which awards the successful applicant $5,000 to assist attend a national or international education event related to palliative care. Its name recognises the outstanding contribution of Dr Trevor Banks OAM in establishing palliative care in Geelong in the 1970s.

To find out more, including eligibility requirements and application process, please see this Application form.  Applications close midnight, Friday 4 August 2018.

Cardiac update

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Dr Peter Iser (General Physician), Dr David Brumley (Palliative Care Physician) and Dr Adam Hutchison (Cardiologist) will present at this update for GPs on:

  • Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF) - diagnosis, management and the phase of palliative care in the elderly patient or patients with multiple co-morbidities and
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) - analysis and brady arrhythmias.

This update attracts 4 Category 2 QI & CPD points.

Date: Wednesday 23 May
Time: 6.30pm - 9.15pm
Venue: Epworth Geelong, Level 1, Seminar room, 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds.

To find out more, including registration details, please see this flyer.

Great South Coast

Vestibular Rehabilitation introductory course

South West Healthcare

South West Healthcare will also present a two-day introductory course on vestibular rehabilitation, in May. The training aims to introduce clinicians to common vestibular disorders such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Vestibular Neuritis/ Labyrinthitis, Ménière's Disease, Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction, Migraine Associated Dizziness, and central vestibular pathologies.

The course will cover: 

  • Vestibular assessment and differential diagnosis
  • Unilateral vestibular pathology: recovery mechanisms and implications for treatment
  • Audiology Testing
  • Anatomy and Pathophysiology of BPPV
  • Assessment and Management of BPPV
  • Introduction to Central Vestibular Disorders.

Date: Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 May
Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: South West Healthcare, 25 Ryot Street, Warrnambool

For more information and to register, see this flyer.

Suicidal Prevention Training Workshops for general practice

Wesley Mission

These free workshops will enable practice managers and practice nurses to:

  • Develop a strategy or protocol to meet the needs of your general practice, with additional support provided by the identification of local organisations to draw on to assist your practice, staff and patients
  • Gain a greater understanding of risk assessments, suicide prevention intervention strategies and patient support and management.

These workshops will also demonstrate a strategy to provide assistance to a patient who may be considering suicide, understanding the time constraints of general practice consultations.

Practice nurse workshop
Date: Saturday 16 June
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: Western Victoria PHN, Bayside Plaza, 24 - 36 Fairy St, Warrnambool   

Practice managers and staff workshop
Date: Thursday 14 June
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Western Victoria PHN, Bayside Plaza, 24 - 36 Fairy St, Warrnambool 

To find out more please see the Practice nurse workshop flyer or Practice managers workshop flyer.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Response Training

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Lifeline invites all health, allied health, community, higher education, childcare frontline workers to attend a nationally recognised training program that will enable participants:

  • Recognise signs of domestic and family violence
  • Respond with appropriate care
  • Refer people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services.

Date: Tuesday 19 June and Wednesday 20 June
Time: 8.45am - 5.00pm
Venue: 91 Hyland St, Warrnambool

To find out more, including registration details, please see this flyer.

Better Questions Workshop

Do you want to make a bigger difference in people’s lives by enabling them to manage their own health, wellbeing and lifestyle choices?

Communication typically consists of too much TELLING and not enough ASKING, which inhibits people taking responsibility for their own lives. The Better Questions workshop offers communication strategies and practical tips that will enable you to enhance your communication skills and professional practice.

Date: Thursday 28 June
Time: 9am - 3pm
Venue: South West Healthcare Community Health Seminar Room, Koroit Street, Warrnambool

To find out more, please see this flyer.

Wimmera Grampians

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HealthPathways update

Recently localised Wimmera Grampians HealthPathways:

  • Diabetes specialist assessment - acute, non-acute and advice
  • Endocrinology assessment - acute, non-acute and advice
  • Nephrology advice
  • Nausea and vomiting in palliative care
  • Immunisation - travel
  • Travel consultation.

To stay up to date on recent, locally agreed guidelines see HealthPathways.

Domestic and Family Violence Response Training

Lifeline logo

Lifeline invites all health, allied health, community, higher education, childcare frontline workers to attend a nationally recognised training program that will enable participants:

  • Recognise signs of domestic and family violence
  • Respond with appropriate care
  • Refer people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services.

Date: Tuesday 26 June
Time: 9.45am - 12.00pm
Venue: 8 - 22 Patrick St, Stawell

To find out more, including registration details, please see this flyer.