Murray PHN eNews #40


16 June 2016








Bowel Cancer is the second most common cancer affecting Victorian men and women, and there is strong evidence that when bowel cancer is detected early, over 90% of cancers are treatable.
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Murray PHN | Position vacant

The Program Administration Support role will provide support to the Central Victoria team in the delivery of program strategies, CPD and engagement with key stakeholders. Applications close  Sunday 19 June.
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Diabetes education

On behalf of the National Diabetes Services Scheme a number or diabetes organisations have come together to develop a free online diabetes educator module specifically for Aboriginal Health Workers.
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Department of Human Resources | Latest news

LMICS 2016 grants program

The Loddon Mallee Integrated Cancer Service (LMICS) 2016 grants program will allocate $250,000 to organisations providing specialist and generalist cancer services to residents of the Loddon Mallee Region. Applications close Monday 18 July.
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LGBTI health guide launched

A health guide named Rainbow eQuality for LGBTI Victorians and their health service providers was launched by the Victorian Government on Thursday 9 June.
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Storytelling workshops

Loddon Mallee Murray Partners in Recovery in partnership with  Health Issues Centre  are hosting workshops  for consumers to develop their skills to present their personal stories. Workshops will be held  in Bendigo, Deniliquin and Kerang from Wednesday 22 June.
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Nominations for BDAC's 2016 NAIDOC Aboriginal Community Awards are open.  The adult awards will be presented at the NAIDOC Dinner on Friday 15 July and the youth awards at BDAC's Children's Day event on Wednesday 6 July. Nominations close Friday 1 July.
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Farm security expo | Bendigo

Crime Stoppers and Victoria Police will be among those organisations giving farm safety  presentations 14-15 July in Bendigo.  Free health checks will also be available on the day.
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Positions vacant | Kerang, Pyramid Hill and Quambatook

Northern District Community Health Service is looking to fill the following vacancies:

  • Community Health  Nurse. Applications  have no closing date.
  • Women’s Health Nurse. Applications close  3pm Friday 17  June.
  • Specialist Homelessness Services Worker. Applications close  3pm Friday 24  June.

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State disability plan | Consultation open

Public consultation on the new Victorian state disability plan 2017-2020 is now open. Consulation closes Wednesday 6 July.  
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Return to work | GP flipbook

The Transport Accident Commission  has developed a flip chart which aims to reinforce the health benefits of safe work evidence, promote early return to safe work and also raise awareness about the claim process in an easy to read format.
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Salt.  Don't trust your taste buds

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PhD Scholarships | Expressions of Interest

The NH&MRC funded Centre of Research Excellence in Integrated Quality Improvement in Indigenous Primary Health Care (CRE-IQI) led by Menzies School of Health Research, has a number of PhD scholarships available for students with an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care. Applications close  Friday 1 July 2016.
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Care needs of LGBTI persons

On Thursday 9 June Murray PHN came together with five other organisations and the Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality Rowena Allen  to learn about the care needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.
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Conversations for change | Shepparton

Primary Care Connect is facilitating the Conversations for Change  project. The aim is to engage 1000 people across the Shepparton area in conversations regarding their understanding/experience/ideas around community and family violence.  
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Simply Helping | Goulburn Valley

Offers home-based community nursing services (RN & EEN staff) across the region, in addition to in-home care and support services provided by PCA and domestic staff.  Referrals are accepted from general practice Doctors and Nurses, allied health professionals, hospitals and self-referral by clients.
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ePIP compliance

Discover the answers to the below ePIP compliance questions by clicking here

  • How do I confirm my practice has met the requirements?
  • What is the minimum proof required to demonstrate that my practice met its upload target?
  • Is there an upper level SWPE for the upload target?  

Upcoming Murray PHN CPD events
Central Victoria  

Goulburn Valley  

North East Victoria  

North West Victoria  

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) calendar > click here

External CPD events

  1. Sexuality and Intellectual Disability | Box Hill
  2. Alcohol and drug use in pregnancy forum | Fitzroy
  3. Hot topics in palliative care forum: How "hot" is dementia? Fitzroy
  4. Creating dementia-friendly communities â€" a masterclass | Melbourne
  5. Evidence-based Relaxation Therapy: Physiological & Psychological Benefits | Melbourne
  6. Is medical abortion increasing access for women in Victoria? New models of care and ongoing challenges | Melbourne
  7. The Anger Management Jumpstart and Beyond | Melbourne
  8. Emergency Mental Health | St Kilda
  9. GP Training Program for Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence | Wangaratta
  10. A trauma informed understanding and responses to children affected by family violence | Webinar
  11. Implementing Trauma Informed Care into AOD settings | Webinar
  12. MOVE muscle, bone & joint healthâ€" The Diagnosis and Management of 'Lupus' | Webinar
  13. The innovative mental health practitioner: exploring stepped care and digital technologies for your practice | Webinar
  14. Timely diagnosis and management of endometriosis | Webinar
  15. Working together to support people who self-harm | Webinar


headspace Wodonga | Anniversary

Gateway Health's CEO Leonard Peady  opening address to celebrate 10 years of headspace in Wodonga.

Community representatives | Beechworth

Beechworth Health Service are seeking community representatives for their Finance & Audit and Clinical Governance Committee. Applications close on Friday 8 July 2016.
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Bridges Out of Poverty  Mildura | Expression of Interest (EOI)

Murray PHN is offering funding for 15 general practice staff in the North West region to attend Bridges Out Of Poverty two day workshop.  The workshop explores the impact and causes of poverty and presents  strategies and pathways to provide constructive and sustainable assistance to  those clients experiencing economic disadvantage. EOI close  Thursday 30 June.
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CAT4 and Topbar training | Mildura

Pictured: Murray PHN staff with Practice Managers at CAT4 & Topbar beginner and advanced user training sessions in Mildura on Wednesday 8 June.

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