BALLARAT - Clinical Sprints with Ruth - Wednesday 1 May

Topic: Update on Magseed, Telehealth and the role of the GP in Doctor Health

Dr Ruth Bollard has many special interests that she is keen to share with peers. After much discussion on the topic to present for this evening, we decided maybe a "speed date" or "Clinical Sprint" on several topics would be beneficial and a new approach to try. 

The topics Ruth has decided to present in a concise and succinct format for approximately 10-15 minutes each include:

  • Magseed learning a new method of breast lesion localisation
  • Discuss benefits of telehealth for patients GP and specialists
  • Discuss role of GP in Doctor Health - Wellness planning for general practitioners. This is a new area of interest for Ruth and something she is very passionate about.

This will all be followed by a Q&A

Dr Ruth Bollard works at Specialists on Drummond. Dr Bollard offersTelehealth consultation services, which is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care.

Videoconferencing is one of the main ways in which Telehealth is improving access to healthcare services for patients who live in regional, rural, and remote areas, rather that the patient having to travel to the nearest major city to see a specialist.

At Specialists on Drummond they are currently using Skype to provide this service either directly to the patient, or to the patients' General Practitioners office. This service is useful when a patient and/or their local doctor requires a consultation with their specialist, but without the need for a physical examination. Such consultations could include discussion of: test results; wound management; medications; ongoing treatment plans; or many other medical services.

Speaker: Dr Ruth Bollard  - Specialists on Drummond

Ruth Bollard is a General Surgeon, and Specialist breast and oncoplastic surgeon, whose practice comprises mostly of breast work, encompassing the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of all benign and malignant conditions of the breast and surveillance and prophylactic surgery for high-risk groups. Having trained in the UK at internationally renowned breast units, she gained extensive experience in reconstructive breast surgical techniques. She then worked as a consultant general surgeon in the United Kingdom for a period of five years, establishing a Breast Service in 2001 providing rapid-access integrated, patient-centered care, delivered by a multidisciplinary team including full-time breast care nurses, and developing a reconstructive oncoplastic breast surgery service. She moved to Ballarat in 2006 and has established the same service providing care for the Grampians and Ballarat communities.

Open to:

  • General Practitioners
  • Practice Nurses
  • Practice Managers
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Specialists

The Red Lion - 223 Main Road, Ballarat

Please come and join us at the Red Lion Hotel for a relxing evening with finger food provided and drinks at bar prices

Places limited

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For more information contact Tamara Sproull or phone (03) 5331 6303

Event Properties

Event Date 6:00 pm, 01/05/2019
Event End Date 8:00 pm, 01/05/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 30/04/2019
Red Lion Ballarat
223 Main Road, Ballarat Vic 3350
Red Lion Ballarat