Western Victoria PHN 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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Practice Nurse Awards

Nominations are open for the Primary Health Care Nurse Excellence 2016 - 2017 Inaugural Award

The Primary Health Care Nurse Excellence 2016 - 2017 Inaugural Award recognises nurses practicing in the Western Victoria 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.

Primary Care Nurses currently working in the Western Victoria PHN region are invited to submit their application for achievements in a quality improvement initiative between 1 September 2016 and 30 June 2017, in one of the following priority areas: 

  • Advanced Care Planning
  • After hours
  • Aged care
  • Cancer
  • Chronic disease
  • Closing the Gap - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Digital health
  • Hepatitis C
  • Immunisation
  • Mental health (youth and general)
  • Palliative care
  • Population health
  • Systems improvement.

All entrants agree to the publication and distribution of their submission(s) by Western Victoria PHN.

Each finalist receives a trophy in recognition of their achievement and will receive $500 to assist with professional development expenses. The winner will receive $1000 to support continuing professional development expenses, such as course/conference registration fees, books, travel/accommodation etc. Employers of the winners will receive a certificate of acknowledgement for their support of their employee and the implementation of their respective quality improvement activity.

Key dates and applications

Applications close Friday 30 June 2017 with finalists announced on Friday 28 July 2017 and the winner announced during Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week in September 2017.

To apply, please see thw Application Kit and Application Form below.

Primary Health Care Nurse 2016 - 2017 Excellence Award Application Kit

Primary Health Care Nurse 2016 - 2017 Excellence Award Application Form

Downloadable Award poster and flyer

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A4 flyer

Further information

Margaret Dempsey, Primary Care Consultant
P (03) 5222 0800
E info@westvicphn.com.au

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 2017

Geelong Otway

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Tuesday 27 June 2017
Thursday 14 September 2017
Tuesday 14 November 2017

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

101 Drummond St North   
Ballarat 3350
5331 6303

131 Myers St
Geelong 3220   
5222 0800

148 Baillie St
Horsham 3402  
5381 1756

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