Western Victoria Primary Health Network aims to support general practice in the uptake and retention of practice nurses by providing networking opportunities, peer support and education opportunities.

Information is disseminated through weekly editions of Westvic News and via the practice nurse email list. To ensure you receive timely notification of professional development opportunities, educational events and nursing updates, contact us with your current details.

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Primary Health Care Nurse Excellence Awards

Western Victoria PHN is firmly focused on recognising excellence in nursing within the primary care sector. The Primary Health Care Nurse Excellence Award forms part of Western Victoria PHN’s commitment to raising the awareness of the contribution of nurses in the primary care sector and acknowledgement of the significant role that primary health care nursing plays in driving quality improvements within primary health care.

The Primary Health Care Nurse Excellence Award 2018 recognises nurses practicing in the Western Victoria PHN region, who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the health and well-being of their patients, by undertaking a quality improvement activity within their practice.

To find out more, please see our Primary Health Care Nurse Excellence Awards page.

Practice Nurse Networks

We want to hear from you

Practice Nurse Networks have been established to provide a forum for practice nurses (registered and enrolled) to communicate and exchange ideas with peers around a number of nursing and general practice issues.

Practice nurses are encouraged to share learnings and showcase practice initiatives and activities through round table discussions, presentations or small group learnings.

Details about each meeting and registration process will be promoted in the Westvic News and via the Events page on our website.

Practice Nurse Network dates for 2018

Ballarat Goldfields

Tuesday 1 May 2018
Wednesday 4 July 2018
Tuesday 4 September 2018
Wednesday 7 November 2018

Geelong Otway

Tuesday 5 June 2018
Wednesday 5 September 2018
Thursday 22 November 2018

Grampians Wimmera (Horsham)

Wednesday 23 May 2018
Wednesday 25 July 2018
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Wednesday 21 November 2018

Great South Coast (Warrnambool)

Monday 28 May 2018
Thursday 20 September 2018
Thursday 6 December 2018

Practice Nurse Education

Western Victoria Primary Health Network offers educational events for practice nurses, based on professional development need assessment data. Visit the Events page to see what’s on.

Practice Nurse Vacancies

Visit our Careers and Employment section for vacant practice nurse positions.

Primary Care Consultant Contacts

Ballarat
101 Drummond Street North   
Ballarat 3350
03 5331 6303

Geelong
131 Myers Street
Geelong 3220   
03 5222 0800

Horsham
81 Hamilton Street
Horsham 3400
03 5381 1756

Warrnambool
Bayside City Plaza, 24-36 Fairy Street
Warrnambool 3280
03 5564 5888