Murray PHN eNews #38


2 June 2016








Community Advisory Council Applications

Video | Community Advisory Councils  

Community members who are interesting in applying to be a part of our Community Advisory Councils have until 5pm tomorrow to submit their applications.

If you know of any community members thinking of applying, encourage them to watch the video  (click here) and go to the Murray PHN website (click here)

Murray PHN | Position vacant

Workforce Development Officer | Mildura
The role of Workforce Development Officer is to provide accessible and quality professional development and training opportunities relative to the population health needs and workforce characteristics of the Murray PHN region. Applications addressing the key selection criteria close midnight Monday 6 June 2016.
Click here for more details

Mental health resources

Loddon Mallee Murray Partners in Recovery  have created  booklets that are designed to assist those with severe and complex mental health issues  to check and maintain their own physical health and mental health. The booklets have been uploaded to the Murray PHN mental health resources web page and are available for anyone to download and use.
Click here for more details

AOD courses and qualifications

Odyssey House Victoria is offering government subsidised qualifications that are suitable for community health and welfare providers, employers, AOD and mental health practitioners.  Nationally recognised qualifications include:

Social health atlases update

2015 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander estimated residential population (ERP) figures by Local Government Area (LGA) and Primary Health Network (PHN) online maps and data workbooks (xls), which were released on 6 May, have been amended and re-released.
Click here for the LGA atlases
Click here for the PHNs  atlases


Ice forums | Stanhope and Tongala

Kyabram District Health Service have organised free forums which will inform the communities about what ice is, how it affects individuals and their families.  Stanhope: Tuesday 7 June and  Tongala: Monday 20 June.
Click here for more details

Cobaw Community Health Services | Award winners

Congratulations to Cobaw Community Health Services, who received a  Quality Innovation Performance  Community Organisation of the Year Award on Friday 27 May.
Click here for more details

Diabetes | Loddon shire

Loddon residents in  Kerang, Cohuna, Quambatook and Pyramid Hill and surrounding areas can  reduce their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by taking part in an innovative healthy habits program being run by Northern District Community Health Service.
Click here for more details

Health Alert | Melbourne

The CHO Advisory is warning people against collecting and consuming wild mushrooms of unknown species growing in Melbourne.
Click here for more details

Test eLearning modules

A new end-of-life ESSENTIALS website has been launched, and new eLearning modules are being developed. Doctors, nurses and allied health professionals are being asking to test and provide feedback on the new modules before they are  released on Friday 24 June.
Click here for more details

Gwen Scott grant program

The Gwen Scott grant program is aimed at health professionals wishing to undertake professional development in diabetes.  A total of $25,000 is available. Applications close Thursday 30 June.
Click here for more details

Acquired brain injury event | Summary

Murray PHN Aboriginal Health Outreach Worker Louise Tarrant (pictured bottom left) attended and learnt valuable information in the  Working with Aboriginal Families Impacted by Acquired Brain Injury  workshop in Bendigo, 19-20 May.
Click here from more details

Indigenous depression resource

NPS MedicineWise, working with a wide range of community members and health care workers, has developed a resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with depression.
Click here for more details


Research Fair | Shepparton

GV Health are hosting their first  Annual Research Day Fair on  Wednesday  20 July. The event aims to generate local research, promote excellence and pride in regional research, as well as fostering strong regional relationships. Speakers from: GV Health, Melbourne Health, University of Melbourne, La Trobe and Deakin Universities will be presenting, and an afternoon session will be chaired by Murray PHN CEO Matt Jones.
Click here for more details

Becoming an Inclusive Practice | Seymour

Becoming an Inclusive Practice - Implementing the Rainbow Tick will be hosted by Nexus Primary Health on Wednesday 15 June.
Click here for more details

Men's health event | Shepparton

A new program run by Primary Care Connect, in conjunction with GV Health, is running Ups and Downs of Men’s Health,  a  free event on Wednesday 15 June.
Click here for more details  

Mind Recovery Collegeâ„ ¢ launch

Mind Recovery Collegeâ„ ¢ Bendigo, was officially launched  on Tuesday 31 May.  
Pictured left:  Loddon Mallee Murray Partners in Recovery (LMM PIR)  Manager Alistair Bonsey with Megan the General Manager for Mind North Central and South West Regions. Pictured right: Maree Edwards MP with LMM PIR Coordinator Josie Rassmussen.
Click here for more details  Click here for a media story  
Click here for more event photos

NASH Organisation Certificate Tracker
The NASH Organisation Certificate Tracker (Certificate Tracker) helps healthcare provider organisations ensure ongoing connectivity to the My Health Record system.  The Certificate Tracker identifies the expiration dates of NASH organisation certificates for healthcare provider organisations (NASH certificates). These currently need to be renewed every two years.  Healthcare provider organisations require an up-to-date NASH certificate to:
  • access the My Health Record system
  • register individuals for a My Health Record; and
  • send and receive clinical information via Secure Message Delivery services.
The Certificate Tracker includes support for organisations with multiple certificates through a bulk load and search facility.  The list of NASH certificates and their expiration dates can be exported in CSV format for further use by practice management staff.
Click here to download the Certificate Tracker.

Next Murray PHN CPD events by region

Central Victoria

Goulburn Valley

North East Victoria

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) calendar > click here

External CPD events

  1. Infection control for all GP staff | Albury, Shepparton and Wangaratta
  2. Exploring the experience of depression | Wangaratta
  3. Same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people â€" inclusive practice, best practice | Mildura
  4. AHHA Global Green and Healthy Hospitals | Webinar
  5. Cervical Screening (Pap Test) & Introduction to Sexual Health (Nursing) course | Box Hill
  6. Evidence-informed Public Health Short course | Carlton
  7. The 15th Public Health Association of Australia  National Immunisation Conference | Brisbane
  8. Unlocking Complex Trauma in Adults Traumatised as Children | Melbourne
  9. Advanced Topics in Falls Prevention | Parkville
  10. ARC (Victorian Branch) Resuscitation Conference 2016 | Prahan


John Richards initiative  | Wodonga

Rene Melis, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine at the Raboud University Medical Centre is presenting a seminar personalised healthcare: linking evidence to the art of caring and workshop frailty: what is it and what is its value on Wednesday 15 June.
Click here for more details

Huntington's event | Wangaratta

Huntington's Disease (HD) 2016 Education Road Show is visiting Wangaratta on 20 June.
Click here for more details

Request for medical supplies

St Stephen's Uniting Church, Wodonga are seeking donations of second-hand medical equipment to send Vanuatu to assist the  nurses they are hosting.
Click here for more details

Nepali interpreter hours | Albury

Albury myGov office has gained an additional hour of service each Friday beginning 3 June, for the on-site Nepali interpreting service.
Click here for more details


Murray PHN Board | Robinvale

The Murray PHN Board are having their meeting in Robinvale this month. On the evening prior, Tuesday 17 June, there will be a registered stakeholder function. For more information contact: Ros Bester,  Executive Assistant e:
t: 03 4408 5617

headspace vacancy | Swan Hill

The Senior Clinician is a key leadership position in the headspace mental health team. The  primary purpose of this role is to manage the early intervention youth mental health services  delivered and drive their ongoing improvement. Applications close Friday 17 June.
Click here for more details

Centacare counselling service | Mildura

The Specialised Family Violence Program delivers support to those affected by family violence, including children, in a flexible and responsive way. Centacare are interested to hear from professionals in relation to any 'gaps' in service which they may be able to fill.
Click here for more details

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