Exercise is the best Medicine

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019

It's Exercise Right for Doctors Week from 18-22 November.  The annual campaign is designed to help Australian doctors and nurses understand the benefits of prescribing exercise for their patients for the prevention and management of chronic conditions. Throughout this week doctors and nurses can access free, online, accredited education highlighting the importance of exercise for overall health, and introducing behaviour-change strategies specifi...

Support options for those affected by bushfires

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019

The following organisations provide helpful information on coping with natural disasters. Click on the links for more details. Lifeline Children Adults headspace talking to children and youth HealthDirect Natural Disasters RACGP Information for GPs impacted by bushfires Key national 24/7 crisis support telephone services include: Lifeline 13 11 14 Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 Be...

PHN supports Medical Practice Assistants

Thursday 7 Nov 2019

The PHN is supporting the continued development of the health workforce with the introduction of Medical Practice Assistants (MPA). They are valued members of the Medical Practice team who are formally trained to provide administrative and clinical assistance to health practitioners. Medical Practice Assistants undergo formal training to obtain the Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting (HLT47715), and the PHN has supported more than 100 st...

New National Pain Services Directory

Thursday 31 Oct 2019

The Federal Government last week launched Painaustralia’s National Pain Services Directory at Parliament House. Over 200 specialist pain services are mapped across Australia in the Directory, enabling better access to best practice pain management for millions of Australians fighting what it often an invisible condition – pain. Pain is closely associated with other health conditions, mental health and disability. Nearly 1.45 million (44%) people ...

Wellbeing grants available to empower drought affected communities

Friday 25 Oct 2019

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is offering grants of up to $50,000 for community-led activities that build resilience during the big dry. The Empowering our Communities grants will fund: Community events or workshops that promote resilience and reduce stigma associated with mental illness and accessing mental health and suicide prevention services Complementary and lifestyle activities known to improv...

EVENTS & EDUCATION
NOV
5
Childhood Overweight & Obesity ECHO Series
Tue, 05 Nov, 2019 9:00 AM -
Tue, 26 Nov, 2019 10:00 AM
Free
Join the Childhood Overweight & Obesity ECHO series for weekly support and guidance from your co-participants and medical and allied health professionals. Relevant for medical (including GPs and Paediatricians), nursing, and allied health professionals and all experience levels. “Zoom” in from you...
NOV
7
Mental Health Disorders Training for Rural Practitioners (MHST) o...
Thu, 07 Nov, 2019 7:00 PM -
Thu, 28 Nov, 2019 7:00 PM
$850
There are six modules in the course: - Session 1 - Introduction - Session 2 - Depression and Risk - Session 3 - Planning: Organising Chronic Care and Comorbidity - Session 4 - Anxiety and Somatisation - Session 5 - Patient Education and Support - Session 6 - Using Medication and Ch...
NOV
22
Eduventure: Border to Bay: A toolkit for self-care and thriving i...
Fri, 22 Nov, 2019 9:00 AM -
Sun, 24 Nov, 2019 5:00 PM
Kingscliff, New South Wales.
$880 - $990
A healthy focus on self-care is an essential component of good, enjoyable and sustainable clinical practice. Led by Dr Caroline West (GP) and A/Prof John Stevens (RN), the immersive Border to Bay eduventure will explore the Lifestyle Medicine needed to ensure you are best equipped to care for oth...
NOV
23
Australian Resuscitation Council - Advanced Life Support Level 1 ...
Sat, 23 Nov, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM
293 Marius Street Tamworth NSW
$525
A one-day course aimed at providing the participant with the skills and knowledge to manage the patient in the immediate period of crisis. Curricula includes the recognition, assessment and immediate management of the deteriorating patient and cardiac arrest, as well as basic life support, prev...
NOV
23
BEHAVIOUR CHANGE AGENT - One Day Masterclass
Sat, 23 Nov, 2019 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Suite 3, Level 1, Mingara Health Building 7 Mingara Drive Tumbi Umbi,
$440
The 2019 Behaviour Change Masterclass will provide you with knowledge about the basis of health coaching skills required to assist clients to develop a vision for their own health and set reachable goals for behaviour change.
NOV
23
Rural Emergency Obstetrics Training (REOT) - Sydney
Sat, 23 Nov, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM
169-179 Thomas St, Sydney NSW
$1695 - $1865
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) runs a full day Rural Emergency Obstetrics Training (REOT) course, led by experienced GP Obstetricians and midwives, to help prepare you with the necessary skills for dealing with third trimester emergencies, and it’s coming to coming to Sy...