Murray PHN eNews #37


26 May 2016








Together we've shaped our Community Advisory Councils
The advice and feedback received from the community has helped to inform our Board to decide on the structure, number and location of Community Advisory Councils.

The Councils will play a key role in our organisation and for the first time will allow community members the opportunity to help shape regional health planning and local health outcomes in the Murray PHN region.

We would be appreciative if you could encourage applications from community members that you believe would make a valuable  contribution  to our Councils.

Applications close soon. For more information click here

National Sorry Day | Today

The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998, which was one year after the tabling of a report about the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. The report, known as Bringing Them Home  acknowledged that Indigenous children were forcibly separated from their families and communities since the early days of European occupation in Australia. Governments and missionaries were responsible for this forced separation through policies designed for Aboriginal people.

There are many significant events which are outlined in Creative Spirits:  Aboriginal History timeline from 1900-1969  that reflect why this is an annual day  click here  to read.

Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service

On Tuesday 31 May 2016 at 11.00am the 11th Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne to honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service men and women.
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ACN grants and awards

A number of grants and awards are open to members and fellows of ACN. This funding areas cover professional development, adding to the body of knowledge on Nurse Practitioner roles and improving patient outcomes. Applications close 26 June 2016.
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Bereavement tips/guidelines

SANE research suggests that families and friends who lose a loved one with mental illness to suicide often don't receive adequate support or acknowledgement from the treating mental health service. Bereavement Guidelines have been developed to encourage services to have a more thoughtful response to the bereaved.
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Menzie's school of  health research publications

A number of papers relating to primary care, quality of care and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health  have recently been published arising from the ABCD National Research Partnership and CRE-IQI.  
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Mind Recovery Collegeâ„ ¢ launch  Bendigo

Celebrate the launch of the Mind Recovery Collegeâ„ ¢  at The Morley Johnson Building  on Tuesday 31 May.  RSVP by this Friday 27 May.
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Psychoanalytic Interest Group Lecture Bendigo

The Central Victorian Psychoanalytic Interest Group is hosting a lecture featuring  Dr Wayne Featherstone,  Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Social Worker about transference: who are you for the other? on Saturday 4 June. RSVP by Wednesday 1 June.
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Optometry service | Pyramid Hill

A visiting optometry service is visiting Northern District Community Health Service in Pyramid Hill on Wednesday 29 June.
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Compass clinical trial expanded

Compass is comparing the longstanding cytology based screening approach with 5-yearly HPV tests in vaccinated and unvaccinated women. 36,000 women aged over 35 are participating in the trial and now woman who live in Victoria aged 25 to 36 years are being invited to participate.
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Mental health eLearning

Australian College of Mental Health Nurse's CPD portal is for nurses interested in undertaking free eLearning modules addressing mental health as it presents in chronic illness.
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Paediatric training survey

The Victorian Paediatric Clinical Network are asking key  stakeholders to provide topics of interest to them for their upcoming webinars.
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Immunisation webinar

The Immunisation Coalition is hosting a training webinar on Wednesday 1 June for GPs, Nurses and Pharmacists on  Which one should I give? Flu Shots 2016.
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AHHA palliative care training

It's Palliative Care Week (22-28 May) and the theme is living well with chronic illness.  AHHA has an online training portal with free palliative care modules available.
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GV Health |  Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS)

GV Health have been providing ATAPS psychology services to since January 2016. Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team including credentialed Mental Health Nurses, Psychologists and Social Workers.
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Care needs of older LGBTI persons session | Shepparton

A free education  session  supported by the GV Multi-Agency Networks being held on Thursday 9 June. It will cover relevant policy and legal issue specific to aged  care, understanding gender identity and how it's changed and best practice examples of inclusive care.
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Aboriginal art workshops | Shepparton

Galley Kaiela Inc and GV Health are presenting The Artist in Residence Project: a project of health and wellbeing through creating art, sharing in local Aboriginal culture whilst learning new skills and bringing people together starting on Wednesday 1 June.
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) calendar > click here

Murray PHN CPD events

Central Victoria

Goulburn Valley

North East Victoria

North West Victoria

Does each doctor have to contribute to uploading?
No, as the incentive is practice based and based on the patient load of a practice, the targets must be met overall by the practice under a single PIP Practice ID. How the minimum upload target will be met in a practice is up to the discretion of the practice.

The minimum upload requirement could be met by one, some or all GP's within a general practice contributing the total required number of shared health summaries per quarter.

Who can author and upload information into a My Health Record?
There is a distinction between authoring and uploading information. Only healthcare providers with a Healthcare Provider Identifier-Individual (HPI-I) can author something that is uploaded to the My Health Record system, or in the case of shared health summaries only nominated healthcare providers which can either be a Registered Medical Practitioner, a Registered Nurse or an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner can author them; however any authorised employee in the registered organisation can upload shared health summaries.  

External CPD events

  1. Sexual and reproductive health First Aid | Box Hill
  2. Empowering clients and carers to self care | Elsterwick
  3. Working effectively with clients considered 'Complex and Challenging' | Elsternwick
  4. Mindfulness Workshop 2016 | Notting Hill
  5. ACHSM 2016 Symposium "Diversity in Health Leadership" | Melbourne
  6. A Strengths Based Approach to Supervision with  Bernadette Glass | Melbourne
  7. Health Program Evaluation: Scoping the Evaluation Plan | Melbourne
  8. Measuring health outcomes conference | Melbourne
  9. Common challenges with supervision | Albury, Shepparton and Wangaratta
  10. Hepatitis C Webinar series: An Update on Hepatitis C | Webinar


Listening to Voices | Wodonga

Hume Partners in Recovery is hosting a free event on Thursday 2 June, as part of their Exploding the Myths forum series. Listening to Voices  will  offer a unique, creative and honest view of mental illness and hearing voices, from those with the lived experience.
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Lead contamination Wangaratta

The Rural City of Wangaratta has recently restricted access to the North Wangaratta Recreation Reserve due to lead contamination.  The Department of Health & Human Services has advised that anyone concerned about lead exposure should contact their GP. An information sheet  about blood-lead levels and testing has been created  for GP's.
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Ladies day out | Swan Hill

Apologies - incorrect location listed in last weeks' eNews.
On Wednesday 27 April MDAS ran a Ladies Day Out in conjunction with Murray PHN and as a result 21 Aboriginal women in Swan Hill were screened for breast cancer.

GP Workshop | Mildura

Murray City Country Coast GP training are running a GPT1 and GPT2 workshop 4 at Mallee District Aboriginal Services on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June.
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