Murray PHN eNews #39


9 June 2016







Murray PHN position vacant

The Program Administration Support role will provide support to the Central Victoria team in the delivery of program strategies, continuous professional development, and engagement with key stakeholders. Applications close  Sunday 19 June 2016.
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Hypertension clinical trial

St Vincent’s Hospital Cardiac Investigation Unit (CIU) is currently enrolling patients in two different studies for a hypertension clinical program.
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Academic GP Registrar placement

An  opportunity is available at the Department of General Practice,  for a GP Registrar who is interested in teaching and research.
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Premiers Sustainability Awards

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards celebrate and recognise outstanding achievements in sustainable innovation and practices. Categories include community, education and health. Entries close  Monday 27 June 2016.
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Farm/farmer  assistance

The Weekly Times has put together a list of  commercial, community, farm, financial, government and social help numbers and websites.  Click here for details.  The Department of Agriculture has a flyer about the Farm household allowance. Click here for details. Look over the farm gate  runs a number of events in rural communities.  Click here for details.


Position vacant | Bendigo

White Hills Medical Practice  is seeking a full time  Division 1 Registered Nurse with certificates in immunisation and pap smear testing.
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Position vacant | Echuca

Countrywide Psychology and Counselling Services are currently seeking to employ a clinical or general Psychologist.
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Mental health matters to us all

The Mental A to Z Network which compromises of 20 service providers from around the Bendigo region developed this poster. There will be an official launch at the Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo on Tuesday 14 June at 12 noon.
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DV Alert workshop | Echuca

Lifeline Central Victoria and Mallee is conducting a free two day workshop in Echuca 15-16 June. It is designed for nurses, doctors, police, ambulance and other front line workers. It will help attendees to recognise, respond and refer.
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Influenza vaccines | Off-label use

The Australian Department of Health monitors seasonal influenza vaccines. In  2016, there continues to be off-label use of influenza vaccines amongst children under 5, which poses a safety risk to those children.
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Intellectual disability | eLearning

3DN provides free eLearning to professionals, carers, and consumers about intellectual disability.
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Tripacel ®  DTPa vaccine

The NSW Public Health Unit have advised that early shipments of  Tripacel ®  will be supplied in a box labelled Tripacel ® but the vial label of Daptacel ®. The US and Australian vaccines are equivalent.
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Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll

If you know of an Aboriginal person who has made an important contribution to their community and the state of Victoria  consider nominating them for induction to the 2016 Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll. Nominations close Friday 1 July.
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Click here for the nomination form

headspace | The Big Stigma

One in Four young Australian's will experience mental health issues and most of them will not seek help. There are many reasons why, but †ªThe Big Stigma†¬ plays a major role.
The more we share, the more we talk, the more we tear it down.
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Numurkah District Health Service | Newsletter

Numurkah District Health Service have created and sent their first community email newsletter.
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Simply Helping | Goulburn Valley

Simply Helping offers both in-home care and support services and  community nursing services  via a team of local  Registered Nurses and Endorsed Enrolled Nurses.  Clients can be self-referred, health provider referred, or approved funded clients via  TAC,  WorkCover and DVA.
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Dying to Know Day | Goulburn Valley

Dying to Know Day will be promoted throughout the Goulburn Valley area in August 2016. This day of dedication is focused on bringing conversations and awareness around death, dying and bereavement. FamilyCare and Goulburn Valley Primary Care Partnership are seeking to partner with other providers.
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) calendar > click here

Upcoming  Murray PHN CPD events

Over the next three months Murray PHN will be trialling a new CPD event registration system, called Eventbrite. CPD events will still be listed on the Murray PHN website during this time, and the event invitation flyers will now include Eventbrite registration details. If you need assistance during the registration process, contact your regional Murray PHN office.

Central Victoria

Goulburn Valley

North East Victoria

North West Victoria

Counting Shared Health Summaries - check AIDA
To find out answers to:

  • Does updating a shared health summary for a patient by uploading a new one 'count' towards the requirement, or is it a count only of the number of unique patients?
  • Will my practice get the total count of a shared health summary upload for a patient that visits multiple practices?
  • Can my practice carry forward shared health summary upload counts?
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External CPD events

  1. Intermediate clinical supervision skills training | Bendigo
  2. Move: Muscle, bone & joint health | Melbourne
  3. Screening Tool for Assessing Risk of Suicide | Melbourne
  4. Principles in Practice â€" Supporting Adult Survivors of Complex Trauma | Melbourne
  5. Evidence-based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological & Psychological Benefits | Melbourne
  6. Respecting patient choices: Advanced care planning | Wangaratta
  7. Hepatitis C series: HCV - Engaging PWID in care | Webinar
  8. Pneumococcal: Disease, Vaccine, and Administration | Webinar
  9. Implementing Trauma Informed Care into AOD settings | Webinar
  10. The innovative mental health practitioner: exploring stepped care and digital technologies for your practice | Webinar


NAIDOC Week | Mansfield

Gadhaba Local Indigenous Network Mansfield in partnership with  Central Hume Primary Care Partnership and Murray PHN  are hosting a NAIDOC Week celebration day in Mansfield on Wednesday 6 July.
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NAIDOC Week | Albury

The Songlines Festival has been developed by  the Albury Wodonga NAIDOC committee and will take place on Wednesday 6 July at Wonga Wetlands Wiradjuri campsight in Splitters Creek, NSW. The day will celebrate the NAIDOC awards and cultural workshops.
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NAIDOC Week | Swan Hill

Mallee District Aboriginal Services and Murray PHN are hosting a youth basketball clinic/challenge on Tuesday 5 July. 'Jumping' Joe Hurst will be a special guest and clinics and competitions will be run during the day.
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Men's Health Week | Mildura

Tristar Medical group Mildura have been hosting a Men's Health Week event since 2013. This year, presentations will be given by GPs, nurses, educators and professionals. The local football team,  men's shed and RSL  will be in attendance and the day will feature a Q&A session and offer hearing tests.
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