Western Victoria Primary Health Network supports the Practice Manager's Network in our region, providing opportunities for networking, mentoring and education.

Geelong Otway

The Practice Manager's Network meets quarterly for educational information sessions to focus on key general practice issues and to facilitate the dissemination of information on new programs, or changes to existing programs offered by Western Victoria Primary Health Network and its key partners. Practice Managers from Allied Health and Specialist practices are welcome to attend.

The network is also supported through the Practice Manager's email list, which is used to disseminate urgent information. Geelong Otway General Practice, Practice Managers are supported with an opportunity to pose a query to their peers. Western Victoria Primary Health Network collates the responses to an email query and disseminates the collated responses across the Geelong Otway General Practice, Practice Managers network. For further information, see this document.

General enquiries are welcome.

2017 Geelong Otway meetings

Practice Manager meetings will be held on Wednesdays in 2017 on the following dates.

Date  Presenter Company Topic Sponsor
15 Feb    Sue Kelly HR4Business 

Employment standards - your questions answered!


Subsidised sponsorship:


17 May Magali DeCastro Cornerstone CPD The importance of data quality for QI activities Fully sponsored: HotDoc
16 Aug Rachel Schutze Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Subpoenas & Medical Reports - rights & obligations, Health Records Act, Privacy & Confidentiality Maurice Blackburn Lawyers donating presentation services
15 Nov TBC      

Contact: Jenny Boyd, P: 5222 0802

Ballarat Goldfields

Meeting dates TBC
Contact: Tanya Grandolf P: 5331 6303

Wimmera Grampians - Horsham

Meeting dates TBC
Contacts: Clair McDonald and Krista Fischer P: 5381 1756

Great South Coast - Warrnambool

Practice Manager Network Meetings are held quarterly to deliver educational information sessions to Practice Managers within the Great South Coast region.

The focus of these sessions is to deliver information on key general practice issues and to facilitate the distribution of information on new programs and/or changes to existing programs, offered by Western Victoria Primary Health Network and its key stakeholders.

Practice Managers from Allied Health and Specialist practices are also welcome to attend meetings.

2017 Great South Coast - Warrnambool meetings

Date Presenter Company Topic

10am - 1pm

Wednesday 22 March 

Angela Whitworth    RACGP

The Pros and cons and legal requirements of using social media within your practice

  • RACGP social media guide and legal requirements


10am - 1pm

Wednesday 21 June

Kim Poyner Medicoach

MBS - Chronic disease Management

  • Chronic disease billing item numbers
  • Case conferencing in chronic disease
  • Teleconference
  • Creating a TCA
  • How to collaborate/communicate between your team
  • Putting the client in the “charge” of their health and wellbeing
  • How to split the billing to maximise patient engagement for behaviour change
Wednesday 29 September TBA    
Wednesday 6 December TBA    

Contact: Rachael Bond, P: 5564 5823

Key Links




Practice Support

Medicare - News for health professionals

Medicare - Practice managers

Medicare - Practice Incentive Programs

Medicare - HPOS

Primary Care Consultant

Jenny Boyd

P: 5222 0802