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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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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