Murray PHN eNews #41


23 June 2016







If you would like a refresher on any of the below items click here

  • Registration process summary for Healthcare Provider Organisations.
  • Are Participation Agreements still required?  
  • Can enrolled nurses (Division 2) author a Shared Health Summary?  
  • Can uploaded Event Summaries count towards the PIP eHealth Incentive requirements?  
  • Where to find recorded NEHTA webinars

Murray PHN position vacant

Communications and Marketing Manager
Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Executive Team, the Communications and Marketing Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of an integrated communications and marketing strategy that will generate understanding of the role of Murray PHN and enhance opportunities to fulfil our strategic objectives in our region.  Applications addressing the key selection criteria close midnight Sunday 3 July 2016.
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Communities at Risk | Bowel Cancer Atlas

Bowel Cancer Australia has released updated data to coincide with Bowel Cancer Awareness Month â€" which aims to motivate community action to reduce bowel cancer risk and prioritise early detection to help save lives.
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MHPN | NetHub

Mental Health Professionals' Network have released their first newsletter  NetHub  which will provide updates about what mental health practitioners are doing in the Murray PHN area.
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End of life care | Survey

Australian Centre for Health Research (ACHR) are running this survey with the principal aim being to explore and understand the attitudes of the Australian population towards death, dying and end of life care.  The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes and the feedback will help to shape how end of life care is supported and funded in Australia. Closing Friday 30 September.
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GP Training in Women's Health | Bendigo

The Women's Health workshop is being held on Saturday 30 July and will cover: family violence, breast and cervical cancer screening, dementia and genetic conditions screening and referral.
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NDIS information session | Kyneton

David Moody, State Manager,  National Disability Services will be answering questions on the NDIS  in Kyneton on Friday 24 June.
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Mental Health Matters to Us All | Launch

Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership's Mental A to Z Network, in partnership with 20 of the region’s health and community organisations have developed a  new resource to help people living with a mental illness find services in Bendigo and Loddon.  The posters, postcards and flyers aim to increase awareness of the prevalence and symptoms of mental illness, reduce stigma, and reassure people that, with the right support, recovery is possible.
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Chemotherapy day unit conversation | Kyabram

Kyabram District Health Service is conducting a consumer focus group on Monday 27 June to help plan and establish the new chemotherapy day unit in Kyabram.
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SMICS newsletter

Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) provides a network to improve the quality and continuity of patient care and ensures that appropriate links exist between health services to optimise patient pathways for persons affected by cancer. SMICS June newsletter is available.
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LIVERability grants

Hepatitis Victoria are offering grants of up to $1000 to Victorian based community organisations for World Hepatitis Day, Thursday 28 July, activities and awareness raising events.
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Mental health toolbox talk | Training package

beyondblue’s ‘Mental health in the workplace’ toolbox talk training package is designed to equip anyone managing staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver mental health toolbox talks to their team. It aims to encourage conversations about mental health in the workplace, reduce workplace stigma and support staff.
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Health Service Violence Prevention Fund

Eligible health services are now able to apply for the Victorian Government's Health Service Violence Prevention Fund that includes up to $10 million in grants for hospitals and health services, and $10 million for mental health services. Applications close Friday 19 August.
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Supported Decision Making

The Mental Health and Supported Decision Making: Lived Experience Perspectives website provides people’s stories on film and audio-recording, so that others can experience their mental health journey.
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headspace Shepparton

Pictured: Federal MP Sussan Ley speaking at headspace Shepparton, celebrating 10 years of headspace nationally.

Don’t Let It Get Ugly Project

Nexus Primary Health are working with the Broadford Football Netball Club in 2016 to continue the Don’t Let It Get Ugly (DLIGU) Project. The DLIGU provides clubs with the skills and tools to create change through sport.
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New Orthopaedic Surgeon |  Shepparton

Mr Troy Keith is an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle  Surgeon  is now consulting and operating in Shepparton on a fortnightly basis. Troy works at both public and private hospitals in Shepparton and is consulting from the Shepparton Private Hospital Consulting Suites.
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Upcoming Murray PHN CPD events

Central Victoria  

Goulburn Valley  

North East Victoria  

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) calendar > click here

External CPD events

  1. Improving Hospital Security | Canberra
  2. Skin Cancer Workshop for GPs | Fitzroy
  3. Foundational clinical supervision skills training | Maryborough Vic
  4. Australian Diabetes Educators Association’s (ADEA) Victorian Branch Conference | Melbourne
  5. Breaking the silence: Talking to patients about weight loss | Melbourne
  6. Introduction to Clinical Research and Evidence Based Practice | Melbourne
  7. Aboriginal Health Conference | Perth
  8. Bronchiolitis - surviving the season | Webinar
  9. Working effectively with people affected by forced adoption - for GP's | Webinar
  10. VICSERV Implementing Frontline Ice Training in community managed mental health services | Wodonga


District Nursing Service | Tallangatta

The Tallangatta District Nursing team services  the Tallangatta  community and surrounding areas. Services provided include wound and palliative care, coordinating equipment hire and liaising with health services.
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Wangaratta hospital |  New robotics technology

Wangaratta's public hospital has secured advanced, world-leading rehabilitation robotics technology, the first of its kind in regional Australia. The equipment has capabilities to assist people with their cognitive and physical rehabilitation when recovering from conditions such as stroke or head injury.
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VicHealth Bright Futures roadshow | Swan Hill

Swan Hill Rural City Council and VicHealth are presenting on the five ‘mega-trends’ that will impact the wellbeing of young people over the next 20 years. VicHealth’s new grant round aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s next generation will also be discussed.
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NAIDOC week | Kerang and Swan Hill

The Swan Hill NAIDOC Committee, in conjunction with a number of other organisations have organised a number of events in Swan Hill and one in Kerang during NAIDOC week (4 - 8 July).
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