Topic: VHHITAL, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and Western Victoria PHN invite GP's and primary healthcare professionals to attend an evening update on Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, and Chlamydia in general practice. Please see flyer for further information and registration for in person or webinar option.

Venue: Western District Health Service, Education and Learning Centre, Seminar Rms 1 & 2, Kitchener St, Hamilton

Contact: Lien Tran, VHHITAL Phone (03) 9347 1188 or Email

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Event Date 7:00 pm, 01/04/2019
Event End Date 9:00 pm, 01/04/2019

Health Law: Rights and Obligations

Topic: Practice Manager/Practice Nurse Network Meeting


Rebecca Eagles- BA, LLB, Office Leader, Senior Associate, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Rhys Chamberlain - BA/BE(Mechanical), Cert IV Superannuation (ASFA), Client Services Executive, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Venue: Western Victoria Primary Health Network, Bayside City Plaza, Level 1, 24-36 Fairy Street (Next door to ANZ), Warrnambool, Phone (03) 5564 5888 or Email

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This Event is available in Person or Via Webinar


Event Date 10:00 am, 03/04/2019
Event End Date 1:00 pm, 03/04/2019

This evening session will focus on the essentials of Viral Hepatitis
diagnosis, management and treatment in primary care. It will cover
the topics most practical to those working in the primary care setting:
at risk populations, modes of transmission, and management,
including: risk assessment, screening, testing, diagnosis, and suitability
and preparation for treatment.

•  Dr Matt Penn - a s100 HIV and s100 Hepatitis B prescriber who works at the Centre Clinic, PRONTO and North Richmond Community Health.

When: Wednesday 17 April 2019
6.00 - 6.30 pm: Dinner and registration
6.30 - 8.30 pm: Training session

RSVP by: Tuesday 9 of April 2019

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Register here - Registrations are essential

For more information: contact or call (03) 9347 1188

Venue: Pyrenees House, East Grampians Health Service, 5 Girdlestone Street, Ararat VIC 3377

Event Date 6:00 pm, 17/04/2019
Event End Date 8:30 pm, 17/04/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 09/04/2019

DV‐alert Awareness Session for Primary Health Care

At the end of the awareness session

 Identify the different signs and forms of abuse that constitute domestic and family violence
 Familiarise themselves with the Cycle of violence and Duluth wheels – power and control,
equality and empowerment
 Reflect on and share what they can do if they know someone who is experiencing domestic
and family violence
 Have an opportunity to network with other individuals
 Receive tools and references for domestic and family violence support and referral

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Register here

RSVP: Tuesday 23 April

For all enquiries: Lifeline Ballarat 5322 4996


Event Date 9:45 am, 30/04/2019
Event End Date 12:00 pm, 30/04/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 23/04/2019

Specialists on Drummond offers Telehealth 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

Open to:

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

Western Victoria PHN
101 Drummond Street North, Ballarat

Places limited

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

Event Date 5:30 pm, 01/05/2019
Event End Date 7:00 pm, 01/05/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 30/04/2019


  • An approach to common spinal neurosurgical presentations
  • An appreciation of the cranial neurosurgical journey for patients

Speaker:  Mr Paul Smith -  Neurosurgeon

Mr. Paul Smith is a highly qualified Australian trained neurosurgeon providing brain and spine surgical services in Melbourne, rural Victoria and southern New South Wales.

Open to:
• General Practitioners
• GP Registrars
• Practice Nurses
• Nurse Practitioners
• Allied Health Professionals
• Medical Students

This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2017-19 triennium 4 Category 2 points

ACRRM points applied for

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For more information please contact Vernetta Taylor or phone (03) 5381 1756


Event Date 5:45 pm, 02/05/2019
Event End Date 8:00 pm, 02/05/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 26/04/2019

Skills training for General Practice Managers and practice staff

As part of practice accreditation your staff are required to be able to triage patients. This workshop enables you to develop a strategy or protocol to meet the needs of your general practice, with additional support provided by the identification of local organisations you can draw on to assist your practice, your staff and patients.

  • 2 hour tailored seminar
  • build awareness and skill staff to recognise 'at risk' signs and to respond appropriately

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Register here

Date: Thursday 2 May

Venue: West Side, 40 Bennett Rd Horsham

Time: 6.00pm-8.30pm

For further information please contact Vernetta Taylor or phone (03) 5381 1756

Event Date 6:00 pm, 02/05/2019
Event End Date 8:30 pm, 02/05/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 25/04/2019

Comprehensive, 6 hour Active Learning Module
• Gain a greater understanding of risk assessment, suicide prevention strategies and patient support and management
• Demonstrates a strategy to provide assistance to a patient who may be considering suicide, understanding the time constraints of general practice consultations

Open to:
• GPs and GP Registrars
• Medical Students
• Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

This activity has been allocated 40 category 1 points in the QI&CPD program for the 2017 – 2019 triennium

As part of the RACGP ALM requirements, you will be required to complete a pre & post activity in order to obtain your 40 Category 1 RACGP QI&CPD points

Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea provided

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Register here

RSVP: Monday 29 April

For more information please contact Vernetta Taylor or phone (03) 5381 1756

Event Date 9:15 am, 04/05/2019
Event End Date 4:30 pm, 04/05/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 29/04/2019

Lifeline is committed to raising the awareness of domestic violence and family violence. DV-alert awareness sessions are two hour interactive presentation where individuals and groups can talk about the issue of domestic violence and what they can do to help make a difference.

Speaker: Michelle MacGillivray - Lifeline Program Manager - Uniting Ballarat

Venue: Western Victoria Primary Health Network, 101 Drummond Street North, Ballarat

Time: Registration 11:30 - 12:00pm, Session 12:00pm - 2:00pm

RSVP: Please RSVP by  3rd May 2019

Register here

Further Information: Please contact either Michelle MacGillivray at Ph: 03 5322 4996 or rmail, Tamara Sproull or Mebin Baby

Event Date 11:30 am, 07/05/2019
Event End Date 2:00 pm, 07/05/2019

Topic: Indigenous Health Cultural Awareness Training

Presenter: Bonnie Chew - Director - Mirriyu Cultural Consulting

Open to:

  • GPs & Registrars
  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Allied Health
  • Practice Managers
  • Practice Staff
  • Specialists

Venue: Western Victoria Primary Health Network, 101 Drummond Street North, Ballarat

Points: This event has been accredited for 40 Category 1 points, as part of the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2017-19 Triennium, Activity number 93393. 

Time: Registration 8:30am -  9:00am Session 9:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: No Cost


Further information: For more information please contact Mebin Baby or call 03 5304 5605

Event Date 8:30 am, 08/05/2019
Event End Date 4:30 pm, 08/05/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 03/05/2019