Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information

Friday 23 Oct 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...

Dementia Help Sheets to navigate COVID-19 in multiple languages

Thursday 22 Oct 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Dementia Australia released four Help Sheets which have now been translated into 38 languages. The four Help Sheets outline tips for people living with dementia, carers, families and friends of people living with dementia, residential care providers and home care providers. To access the COVID-19 help sheets and information and resources in other languages click here

Mental health training for GPs

Thursday 8 Oct 2020

Following on from a catastrophic bushfire season in 2019/20 the Black Dog Institute is launching a scheme to train GPs to recognise any Emergency Service Workers (ESW) and their families in need of mental health support. Once trained, GPs will be able to tailor appropriate local support and referrals to specialist mental health care. Training will be delivered online and is open to GPs around Australia. GP's can complete an Expression of Inter...

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...

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).

EVENTS & EDUCATION
OCT
27
SPORTS MEDICINE UPDATE (Session 3)
Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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PRINCIPLES OF FRACTURE MANAGEMENT IN CHILDREN DR SANDEEP TEWARI Orthopaedic Surgeon, Adamstown USE OF BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING IN REHABILITATION CAMERON BULLUSS APA Physiotherapist, Advanced Physiotherapy & Exercise, Warners Bay MANAGEMENT OF BONE STRESS INJURIES AND INJURY ...
Please join us to hear about the resources and support available to you to support your practice in running quality improvement activities. Join our facilitator, Cate Dingelstad (Quality & Improvement Manager) Primary Health Network, who will share her expertise and insights to help you in your p...
Diagnosing respiratory infections in the post COVID environment can be challenging. How do you distinguish what might be COVID-related and what is more likely to be due to other conditions such a COPD, asthma, or even lung cancer? Join Associate Professor Louis Irving, Head of Respiratory & Sleep ...
OCT
27
Essential update for GPs on cervical screening - part 1
Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Free
The first webinar in a two part series, this webinar will provide an essential update to guide GP clinical practice. Presented by Dr Deborah Bateson, Dr Lara Roeske, Sharon Clarke and Dr Bronwyn Morrish, the expert panel will cover the following topics: Co-testing: New data from the National Canc...
OCT
28
Rural Medicine Australia 2020 - Hunter Valley - Postponed until 2...
Wed, 28 Oct, 2020 9:00 AM -
Sat, 31 Oct, 2020 5:00 PM
430 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale NSW
TBC
RMA20 Abstracts submissions now open. Our theme for RMA20 is "Respond. Recover. Reflect. Renew"
Please join us for an overview of the resumption of general practice accreditation assessments with time to answer questions. This session will cover: o Resumption of general practice accreditation assessments and who will be assessed first o Developing a timeline for practice activities o Th...