07Jun 19
Mission Australia 2019 Youth Survey

Mission Australia 2019 Youth Survey

The 2019 Youth Survey, conducted by Mission Australia, aims to identify the values, aspirations and issues of concern to young people aged 15 – 19 from across Australia. Gippsland PHN is encouraging youths across Gippsland to have their say, with…

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07Jun 19
Screen For Me

Screen for me

Screen for Me Launch Gippsland PHN proudly launched its Screen for Me campaign at Aura Café in Traralgon on 15 May attracting more than 50 people all keen to support the roll out of the new campaign across Latrobe. Developed…

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07Jun 19
General Practice Survey

General practice survey

Gippsland PHN invite GPs in Latrobe to participate in a short survey to help identify system gaps and opportunities for areas of improvement. The survey will be distributed to 26 GP clinics across Latrobe and will enable GP’s to have…

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07Jun 19
2019 Gippsland Primary Health Awards

2019 Gippsland Primary Health Awards

Gippsland PHN are pleased to announce nominations for the 2019 Gippsland Primary Health Awards will open on Monday 1 July 2019. The awards aim to recognise and honour individuals and teams who work together to bring better health to our…

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07Jun 19
Gippsland Palliative And End Of Life Care Forum

Gippsland Palliative and End of Life Care Forum

Safer Care Victoria’s Palliative Care Clinical Network has partnered with the Gippsland Regional Palliative Care Consortia and Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) to host a forum on palliative and end of life care in the region. This half-day forum will…

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07Jun 19
Mental Health Royal Commission Deadline Fast Approaching

Mental Health Royal Commission Deadline Fast Approaching

Gippsland residents had an opportunity to attend community consultation events in Sale and Warragul in May as part of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. More than twenty community events were held to enable Victorians’ to share their…

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07Jun 19
Dementia In Gippsland

Dementia in Gippsland

Gippsland PHN is pleased to be supporting StepUp for Dementia Research, a research participation and engagement service designed to connect individuals both with and without dementia, with researchers conducting studies into dementia prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and cure. Funded by…

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07Jun 19
Launch Of Smokefree Gippsland

Launch of Smokefree Gippsland

A new smoking cessation initiative across south-eastern Victoria aims to make discussions about smoking a routine part of GP consultations. The initiative, Smokefree Gippsland, officially launched in Traralgon on No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2019 and reinforces the crucial role…

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10May 19
High Risk Medication Use Awareness In Gippsland

High Risk Medication Use Awareness in Gippsland

Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) is helping raise awareness of prescription medication misuse with Gippsland opioid prescribing rates exceeding the Victorian average. Gippsland PHN has delivered the SafeScript training across the region with over 160 general practitioners, pharmacists and other…

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10May 19
National Youth Mental Health Symposium

National Youth Mental Health Symposium

Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) was pleased to send a representative to a two-day symposium recently held in Melbourne. The theme was ‘Rising to the Challenge – providing services to young people with complex mental health needs’ with over 250…

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10May 19
New Medicare Items For Heart Health Assessment

New Medicare Items for Heart Health Assessment

Heart disease and stroke are responsible for almost 30 per cent of all deaths and 15 per cent of Australia’s total disease burden. Heart Week is an opportunity for health professionals and Gippsland community members to start a conversation about…

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09May 19
Educational Forums To Support Voluntary Assisted Dying

Educational Forums to support Voluntary Assisted Dying

Educational Forums to support Voluntary Assisted Dying Gippsland PHN, the Gippsland Regional Palliative Care Consortium (GRPCC) and Safer Care Victoria – Palliative Care Clinical Network are partnering to bring you a forum around palliative and end of life care in…

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09May 19
A SMART Way To Help People With Addiction In Gippsland

A SMART way to help people with addiction in Gippsland

Gippsland PHN are proud to be supporting Gippsland Southern Health Service, Bairnsdale Regional Hospital and Central Gippsland Hospital to deliver SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) program across Gippsland. SMART is a free group program assisting with problematic behaviours, including…

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03May 19

General Practice Opens its Doors in Yallourn North

Yallourn North Medical Centre officially opened its doors this week with a BBQ breaky cooked by CFA volunteers. Local member Russell Northe and Latrobe City councillor Graeme Middlemiss spoke to the crowd congratulating the Yallourn North Action Group for their…

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26Apr 19
Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine For Adolescents

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine for Adolescents

Meningococcal disease occurs when meningococcal bacteria, invades the body and causes serious disease.  Although the majority of people will recover, if the infection is diagnosed early, the disease can cause complications that may result in permanent disabilities through loss of…

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11Apr 19
SafeScript LIVE Across Victoria

SafeScript LIVE across Victoria

The SafeScript real-time prescription monitoring system went live this month across Victoria.  It aims to address the increasing harmful use of prescription medicines and deaths from prescription medicines. Over the past few weeks, Gippsland PHN have been delivering education events to…

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11Apr 19
Bridges Out Of Poverty Workshop In Gippsland

Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop in Gippsland

Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) was delighted to engage Kath Herbert from Solution Tree Australia to deliver the ‘Bridges Out of Poverty’ training in co-operation with Traralgon Neighbourhood House and Federation University. The experience of poverty can lead to an…

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11Apr 19
Relief For Gippsland Farmers Impacted By Drought And Fire

Relief for Gippsland Farmers Impacted by Drought and Fire

Relief for Gippsland Farmers Impacted by Drought and Fire Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) supported the Australian Government to deliver Drought Relief Information Sessions recently across Gippsland to farmers who may be impacted by the drought. Events were held over…

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26Mar 19
Celebration In Wonthaggi At New Headspace Centre

Celebration in Wonthaggi at New Headspace Centre

Mr Russell Broadbent MP, Member for McMillan officially opened the new Headspace centre in Wonthaggi last Thursday in a celebration event led by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), headspace National Office and Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) Headspace Wonthaggi opened its…

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08Mar 19
Gippsland PHN Needs Assessment 2019-22

Gippsland PHN Needs Assessment 2019-22

Gippsland PHN is pleased to report its latest Needs Assessment has now been approved by the Federal Department of Health and is available to download via the Gippsland PHN website.  Gippsland PHN rely on strong evidence and data together with…

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08Mar 19
Gippsland PHN Mental Health Workforce Scholarship Program

Gippsland PHN Mental Health Workforce Scholarship Program

Mental health clinicians across Gippsland have an opportunity to upskill through a scholarship being offered by the Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN). The Mental Health Workforce Scholarship Program is designed to improve access to services needed in remote and rural…

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08Mar 19
Mental Health In Aged Care Pilot Program

Mental Health in Aged Care Pilot Program

Foster and Toora Medical Centre are supporting Gippsland PHN in a pilot program to deliver mental health services to people living in residential aged care facilities. The pilot will support people pre and post transition into an aged care setting,…

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08Mar 19

SafeScript Consumer Campaign

            This week, the Victorian Government launched it’s SafeScript Consumer Campaign across Western Victoria. The public campaign was broadcasted across free-to-air television, radio and social media and aims to improve consumer understanding of risks associated…

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08Mar 19
Gippsland PHN Practice Nurse Scholarship Program

Gippsland PHN Practice Nurse Scholarship Program

Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) is inviting general practices to apply for scholarship grants to assist their practice nurses undertake further study. Gippsland PHN Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Proposch, said the scholarships provide a great opportunity to increase and broaden…

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08Mar 19

Medicinal Cannabis Forums in Gippsland

This week Gippsland PHN partnered with Cann10 to offer a series of free forums for health professionals and the community about Medicinal Cannabis and why it’s emerging as a mainstream medication across the world. Members of the community were invited…

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05Mar 19
Practice Nurse Scholarship Program

Practice Nurse Scholarship Program

Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) is inviting general practices to apply for scholarship grants to assist their practice nurses undertake further study. Gippsland PHN Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Proposch, said the scholarships provide a great opportunity to increase and broaden…

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05Mar 19
Mental Health Workforce Scholarship Program

Mental Health Workforce Scholarship Program

Mental health clinicians across Gippsland have an opportunity to upskill through a scholarship being offered by the Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN). The Mental Health Workforce Scholarship Program is designed to improve access to services needed in remote and rural…

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22Feb 19
Medicinal Cannabis Forums

Medicinal Cannabis Forums

Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) is partnering with Cann10 and the Latrobe Health Assembly to offer a series of free forums for health professionals and the community about Medicinal Cannabis and why it’s emerging as a mainstream medication across the…

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05Feb 19

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common, contagious virus that can cause cancers and diseases in both females and males. Without vaccination, 90% of adults will have HPV infection at some point in their life. HPV vaccination is a safe and…

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21Dec 18

SafeScript Training Opportunities

Gippsland PHN will be providing two hour face-to-face training sessions for prescribers and pharmacists from March 2019. To view the SafeScript training schedule in the Gippsland region visit the Gippsland PHN events calendar or complete online training. In April 2019, The Victorian…

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21Dec 18

Emergency Response Planning Tool Pilot

The Victorian State Government, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is funding a pilot program to provide fully subsidised access to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) online emergency response planning tool (ERPT) for rural and regional…

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21Dec 18

New headspace Centre Opens in Wonthaggi

A new headspace centre in Wonthaggi to support young people with mental illness opened its doors this week. Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) has funded the new service with Relationships Australia Victoria appointed as the lead agency to deliver it…

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30Nov 18
Gippsland Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Services

Gippsland Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Services

Adults across Gippsland can receive influenza, measles-mumps-rubella and pertussis-containing vaccinations from their pharmacist under the Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program. Details of Gippsland pharmacies registered to administer government-funded vaccine to eligible adults under the National Immunisation Program, the Victorian Government’s Partner Whooping Cough…

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30Nov 18

A Year of Growth For Gippsland PHN

Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) achieved a number of milestones in the past year, which were celebrated at its recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Sale. The Gippsland PHN Annual Report was launched at the AGM, highlighting a significant…

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23Nov 18

Inaugural Awards Winners Announced

Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) announced the winners of the 2018 Inaugural Primary Health Awards at its Annual General Meeting in Sale this week. The awards aim to recognise and honour individuals and teams who work together to bring…

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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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