02Nov 18

Pregnancy Care Guidelines Review Public Consultation Draft (October 2018)

The Pregnancy Care Guidelines Review Public Consultation Draft (October 2018) has been released for public consultation. The document can be accessed on the Australian Government Department of Health Consultations Hub at: https://consultations.health.gov.au/health-services-division/pregnancy-care-guidelines-review/ This consultation is seeking feedback as part of…

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02Nov 18

Avoidable Blindness and Vision Loss: Early Detection is Key

Did you know that in Australia approximately 90% of blindness and vision loss is avoidable or treatable if detected early? Age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and refractive error are often asymptomatic in their early stages. As such, it…

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02Nov 18

More Statewide Paediatric Care Pathways Released

The Statewide Paediatric HealthPathways Project is expanding, adding 16 new pathways focused on delivering better, safer care for children in general practice and reducing the pressure on hospital emergency departments. The Project is a collaboration between the Victorian Primary Health Network…

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02Nov 18

Call To Mind

Call to Mind offers GPs a reliable and simple way to support patients who need quality mental health treatment. Who is Call to Mind and how can they help GPs? Call to Mind was founded with an aim to better utilise…

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02Nov 18

Doctors in Secondary Schools Forum

On 18 October, Gippsland GPs, nine local secondary schools and other health professionals were brought together for the Doctors in Secondary Schools Forum. The forum was held in Sale and was opportunity for everyone working in the program to meet,…

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02Nov 18

Funding Boost for headspace Centres

The Federal Government’s national injection of $51.8 million for headspace centres and eheadspace will be life changing for many young people in Gippsland, according to Gippsland Primary Health Network Acting Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Proposch. Ms Proposch said the funding…

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29Oct 18

New Occupational Cancer e-Learning Module

In some Australian workplaces, employees are exposed to a diverse range of possible carcinogens at higher concentrations and for longer periods of time than the general public. It has been estimated that 3.6 million Australians are exposed to at least…

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26Oct 18

New CEO for Gippsland Primary Health Network

Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) has appointed Amanda Proposch as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms Proposch, who has been acting in the role since the resignation of Marianne Shearer on 30 September, will take up her new position immediately.…

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19Oct 18

Inaugural Awards Finalists Announced – October 2018

Gippsland Primary Health Network has announced the finalists for the 2018 Inaugural Primary Health Awards. The awards aim to recognise and honour individuals and teams who work together to bring better health to the Gippsland region and in its first…

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30Sep 18

Building Bridges Communities: Bridges to Prosperity

We are pleased to announce the Building Bridges Communities: Bridges to Prosperity workshop. This workshop targets people who work with and support people struggling with long-term unemployment in our community. For TNLH /VRI, it’s about being an inclusive and supportive…

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30Sep 18

What’s New in Prostate Cancer Treatment? 

Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network has produced a series of videos featuring Professor Jeremy Millar, director of radiation oncology at the Alfred Hospital and Professor Shomik Sengupta, urologist and professor of surgery at Eastern Health. There is one full-length video…

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30Sep 18

Doctor Well-Being event – Sale

for GPs. - Making my medical career sustainable for the long-term  Share a gorgeous dinner, strengthen your network and join the conversation about a medical career that is supported and sustainable. This event will focus on mental health and well being of doctors…

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30Sep 18

Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grants

Applications Now Open In the 2018-2019 Budget, the Australian Government announced funding of $40 million for infrastructure investment in regional, rural and remote aged care. The Department of Health is inviting applications from existing approved residential and home care providers…

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30Sep 18

Enter RWAV’s First Photography Competition!

This is our Community Photography Competition   From the rainforests of the Otways, the plains of The Mallee, to the rolling hills of Gippsland, Victoria's geographical landscape is diverse and unique.   Join RWAV - Rural Workforce Agency Victoria in…

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30Sep 18

Safer Care Victoria

Every day in Australia 6 babies are stillborn, that’s approximately 2200 babies a year. The rate of stillbirth in Australia is higher than the OECD average, and there has been no improvement in overall rates for more than 20 years.…

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30Sep 18

Workshop to Support a Smokefree Latrobe

Gippsland PHN in partnership with Quit Victoria and the Latrobe Health Assembly are working together to find a solution to reduce smoking rates in Latrobe.  In 2017, the three organisations began rolling out a number of initiatives including community focus…

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06Sep 18

SafeScript GP Clinical Advisors Wanted

With the roll out of SafeScript across Victoria, Turning Point are seeking GPs who are interested in being part of an exciting initiative to provide peer-to-peer support in addiction and pain management and enable safe prescribing. All successful applicants will…

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31Aug 18

HealthPathways International Evaluation Survey

Survey ends on 14 September 2018 The HealthPathways International Evaluation Survey is now open and ends 14 September 2018. Please send any hard copy surveys to the following address: HealthPathways Utilisation Survey c/o Richard Varhol PO Box 591 Belmont WA 6984 To…

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31Aug 18

Melbourne General Practice Education Day 2018

Melbourne General Practice Education Day 2018 Saturday 20 October 2018, Melbourne Convention Centre ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Confirmed Program: CVS CV Risk and Testosterone – Fact Vs Fiction Prof Mathis Grossmann, Physician-Scientist; Head of Andrology, Austin Health An Overview of the 2018 Australian Heart…

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31Aug 18

New DHSS Safescript Website

The DHHS SafeScript team have advised that their new SafeScript website is now live. Please visit:  https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/safescript The following URL is where information about training is held: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/drugs-and-poisons/safescript/training SafeScript training now available Online SafeScript training is now available HERE for: High-risk…

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31Aug 18

Immunisation Posters!

The introduction of Department of Health and Human Services Immunisation Posters as listed below supports the decision of Gippsland PHN to encourage all general practices and Immunisation providers to use these posters as the up to date information required for…

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31Aug 18

Clinical Placement Program in Cancer Survivorship

Oncology placement for Victorian GPs: Enhance your skills and knowledge in cancer survivorship-Apply now! This free program offers observational placements in oncology specialist clinics across Victoria. Accredited Cat 1 activity for 40 QI&CPD points, endorsed by RACGP and ACRRM. Overview…

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31Aug 18

My Health Record Community Engagement

Gippsland Primary Health Network is continuing to actively engage with consumers and health professionals for the My Health Record Expansion Opt-Out period, guided by the Australian Digital Health Agency. The Gippsland PHN Digital Team recently presented on My Health Record…

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31Aug 18

Doctors in Secondary Schools Forum

Gippsland Primary Health Network and the Department of Education will bring together nine local secondary schools, GPs and key partners as part of the Doctors in Secondary Schools Forum to be held in October 2018. This Forum will provide an…

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31Aug 18

Gippsland PHN Ideas Bank

Gippsland Primary Health Network is pleased to introduce the Ideas Bank - a new way health services, community groups, organisations and individuals can progress their ideas and concepts. Commencing in 2018-19, the Ideas Bank will encourage and support the proactive…

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31Aug 18

PHN Immunisation Support Program

PHN staff, state and territory health departments, public health units and other key stakeholders in Australia can now have access to the PHN Immunisations Support Program. The PHN Immunisation Support Program is a service funded by the Commonwealth Government that…

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20Aug 18

2018 Inaugural Primary Health Awards

Gippsland PHN is excited to announce its nominations for the 2018 Inaugural Primary Health Awards are now open! We are inviting submissions from individuals and/or health organisations in the Gippsland region who are members or have applied to become a…

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26Jul 18

Victoria’s Place-Based Suicide Prevention Trials

Suicide prevention is a shared focus of the Victorian Government and Primary Health Networks, an Australian Government initiative. Key policies include the 5th National Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Plan and the Victorian suicide prevention framework 2016-25. In line with…

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26Jul 18

NDIS Research

Western Sydney University students would like to invite customers/clients of your organisation to be part of a study conducted to explore how NDIS clients and/or their carers have experienced support or help from their General Practitioner (GP) during their NDIS…

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26Jul 18

1800 My Options

Introducing 1800 My Options: A new statewide sexual and reproductive health service for Victorian women. 1800 My Options is a free and confidential phone line and information service for Victorian women seeking timely and trusted sexual and reproductive health information,…

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26Jul 18

Primary Care Toolkit

Are you confident in providing end of life care for older Australians? How do you know if your older patient is nearing death? How can you better manage their symptoms and help them die well? End of Life Directions for…

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26Jul 18

Doctors in Secondary Schools – News Item 

Nine Secondary Schools in Gippsland will now have access to general practice services in their school as part of an initiative by the Victorian Department of Education and Training in partnership with Gippsland PHN.  The Doctors in Secondary School Program…

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26Jul 18

HealthPathways – An Important Tool In Healthcare 

As part of the SafeScript education strategy, HealthPathways has developed the following clinical and referral pages to assist health providers care for their patients: • Chronic Pain • Medications in chronic pain • Opioid dependence • Medication assisted treatment of…

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26Jul 18

Black Pages Booklet Goes Digital

Indigenous communities across the Gippsland region will now have access to an online health directory as part of Gippsland PHN initiative and with support of the Indigenous community. The Black Pages health directory initiative had its beginnings some years ago…

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