COVID-19 Information Session and Panel Discussion – 21 September

Strengthening the Frontline – Infection Prevention and Control Priorities for Primary Care


Facilitator: Dr Bianca Forrester, Clinical Advisor Workforce Development, Western Victoria PHN

  • Rowena Clift, CEO Western Victoria PHN
  • Dr Aaron Bloch, Infectious Diseases Physician Staff Specialist, Grampians Public Health
  • Dr Bernard Shiu, Deputy Chair for the Victoria RACGP Faculty and GP
  • Paul Simpson, Infection Prevention Service Manager, Barwon Health
  • Kathy Smith, Manager Healthcare and Social Assistance Programs, WorkSafe Victoria
  • Dr Kate Graham, GP and Clinical Editor Health Pathways and COVID Clinical Advisor Western Victoria PHN
  • Matt Dixon, Director First Nations Health and COVID-19, Western Victoria PHN

Please join us for this panel discussion where we will cover the following:

  • GP best practice models of care in an outbreak setting
  • Public health priorities in western Victoria
  • Practice Owners duty of care under the Occupational Health and Safety act
  • Important infection prevention and control priorities
  • Guidelines, supports, resources and pathways
  • PHN update

Attendees are encouraged to pre-submit their questions to the panel via the registration form.

* Due to time limits we can’t guarantee that all questions will be answered on the night, but questions submitted, and responses will be collated into a Frequently Asked Questions flyer and will be uploaded onto the Western Victoria PHN website and included in the weekly newsletter. All questions will inform future COVID-19 information sessions and Town Halls.

By the end of the session GPs will be able to:

  • Understand the public health risks and priorities in regional Victoria at this time
  • Evaluate GP models of care that respond to public health and infection prevention and control guidance at this time
  • Consider the duty of care under the Occupational Health and Safety act to provide a safe work environment
  • Build knowledge about current resources, supports, supplies and referral pathways

Registration is currently closed.

Last modified: 17 September, 2021