Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information

Tuesday 15 Sep 2020

Coronavirus Update Bulletin   The Primary Health Network is publishing a regular COVID-19 update specifically for our region. The subscription link can be accessed HERE. There are also a number of resources on the PHN COVID-19 YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYLIST Access up to date clinical advice To provide General Practice with a centralised and single source of daily updated information, the PHN is, through its HealthPathways websites, curating inform...

Trauma-related training for emergency service and general practice staff

Monday 14 Sep 2020

As part of the Australian Government’s Mental Health Supports for Bushfire Affected Australians package, the Department of Health has engaged Phoenix Australia to deliver training programs to aid frontline workers in order to better support community members affected by the 2019/2020 bushfires across Australia. This project aims to work with emergency services personnel and general practice staff to enhance their ability to: support community...

TAFE scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Sunday 13 Sep 2020

TAFE NSW & the Primary Health Network are working together to offer scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are working, or are interested in working, in Aboriginal Health. The scholarships are on offer for Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs as well as Certificate IV in Mental Health.  When registering your Expression of Interest (EOI) you are under no obligation to enrol, however you will receive extra inform...

Access previous PHN webinars

Monday 7 Sep 2020

All Primary Health Network livestreams and education webinars are available to view again.  You can access them via the following links: Primary Health Network YouTube COVID-19 playlist Primary Health Network Education peoplebank site (slides also available).

Refreshed Guidelines for reporting on mental ill-health and suicide

Thursday 3 Sep 2020

Mindframe this week announced the release of refreshed and redesigned Mindframe guidelines for safe communication on mental ill-health and suicide. This update reflects revised design and links to evidence. The suite includes the newly launched Guidelines on media reporting of severe mental illness in the context of violence and crime as well as:  Reporting suicide and mental Ill-health: A Mindframe resource for media professionals Mental ill...

Dealing With Difficult Patients - Live only event- two sessions
Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 6:00 PM -
Wed, 23 Sep, 2020 7:30 PM
Online event
Difficult Patients - Online 2 sessions
Webinars 22nd, 23rd and 24th Sept. Are you a clinician currently working with vulnerable patients with high utilisation of health care? An opportunity exists to enhance your skills in the following areas 1. Build a Shared understanding 2. Stakeholder Engagement 3. Working Collaboratively (Prov...
New Evidence and Approaches in Asthma Management
Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
AstraZeneca Respiratory is hosting an educational webinar regarding the new evidence and approaches to asthma management, specifically for Practice Nurses. Our speaker, John Harrington, is the Clinical Nurse Consultant in the Respiratory Department at John Hunter Hospital. John will provide very...
Financial Impacts of COVID-19 on Medical Practices
Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CASH FLOW CONSIDERATIONS & JOBKEEPER AND GOVERNMENT STIMULUS UPDATE Our top tips for medical practices to deal with the economic impacts of COVID-19 The latest information on the JobKeeper Payment, and how you can access this wage subsidy for your employees NSW and Federal Government Stimul...
Physician wellness in the era of COVID-19
Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 8 AM - 9 AM
Presented by Dr Michael Myers The COVID-19 pandemic has made, and continues to make, a seismic shift in the well-being of physicians worldwide. In this webinar, I will discuss the myriad ways in which we have been impacted and pose questions: Are burnout rates in physicians going up? Anxiety and ...