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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09Jan 18

Pitch To Quit Entries Now Open

Entries now open! Pitch creative ideas to encourage Latrobe smokers to go smoke-free and compete to make your own online commercial – and win $7000 – in Pitch To Quit, an innovative digital quit-smoking campaign. Find out more here. or…

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08Dec 17

My Health Record Program Survey November 2017

  The survey link attached is part of the national baseline assessment of Health Care Professional awareness of the My Health Record System, the understanding of the benefits of consumer My Health Records and use of the system by Health…

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24Aug 17

Gippsland smokers motivated and planning to quit

24 August 2017 - Download the media release. Two-thirds of Gippsland smokers intend to quit in the next six months and one-third of them think about quitting every day, new Cancer Council research shows. A phone survey of 200 Gippsland…

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24Jul 17

Call for Nominations – Board Directors

Nominations are invited from suitably qualified individuals interested in serving as a Board Director in one of three vacancies available with Gippsland Health Network, trading as Gippsland PHN. Applications close on 6 August 2017. Read more

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01Jun 17

Smokers in the Valley to benefit from Quit Stalls

Gippsland PHN has partnered with Quit Victoria to bring Quit smoking information stalls to the Latrobe Valley Community. The stalls will provide community members with resources to assist in their (or a loved one’s) journey to quit smoking. The stalls…

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22Dec 16

Chief Health Officer Advisory – Food safety and listeria

Chief Health Officer Advisory: Food safety and listeria Status: Active Date issued: 21 December 2016 Issued by: Dr Finn Romanes, Acting Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Health professionals Key messages Listeriosis is a potentially serious infection caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Be alert…

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