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
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...
OCT
28
• Recap of types of leg ulcers • Provide an understanding of the importance of patient assessment of in developing a wound plan • Review treatment options for diabetic foot ulcers, arterial and venous ulcers • Review compression therapy and how it works in venous leg ulcers
OCT
29
HeartPlan: Heart Failure Management for Practice Nurses - Session...
Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online event
FREE
HeartPlan: A Systematic Approach to Heart Failure Management for Practice Nurses - session 2
OCT
29
My Health Record for mental health professionals
Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free
The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to present an interactive session on My Health Record for mental health professionals and will discuss the recently published Mental Health Toolkit which includes a range of practical resources to assist you in providing care for your clients. This ses...
OCT
29
Engaging fathers and their children
Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Free
The webinar which will explore practices that make it possible for fathers to discuss their children’s social and emotional wellbeing with health professionals. Through a facilitated panel discussion this webinar will cover service design, assessment protocols, and practitioner attitudes and compete...