Murray PHN eNews #50


25 August 2016







Health professionals | One week remaining to apply
Murray PHN's seeking applications from  Clinicians with a wide range of backgrounds who will ideally have experience and interest in a range of clinical areas, including but not limited to: population health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, aged care, mental health, chronic disease, women’s and children’s health, and drug and alcohol.  Applications close Friday 2 September. Health professionals click here for more information and how to apply.

Murray PHN | Positions vacant

Regional Advisory Council Coordinators | Albury, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton
The Regional Advisory Council Coordinator will liaise with key stakeholders and coordinate meetings, forums and joint sessions. Applications close midnight Sunday 28 August.
Non-Executive Director vacancies  
Suitably skilled and interested people can nominate for one of three Murray PHN non-executive director vacancies.  Applications close midnight Monday 5 September.
Click here to see all positions vacant

HealthPathways | Survey

The Murray HealthPathways website will be available in late 2016, to be used by clinicians at the point of care to access evidence based, locally accessible patient pathways.  To assist Murray PHN in preparing for the launch of Murray HealthPathways, please complete a short survey. Click here to participate

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS)

The Department of Health's Chief Medical Officer's informing health professionals of the upcoming annual Muslim pilgrimage Hajj (9-14 September). Approximately 3,000 pilgrims are expected to travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to participate and are at risk of MERS.
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Click here for an information card

Better Care Victoria | Advisory committee memberships

Better Care Victoria is seeking expressions of interest for membership of two new advisory committees:  Emerging Leaders' Clinical Advisory Committee and  Consumer Advisory Committee. Applications close Monday 29 August.
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Violence prevention training | Castlemaine

Central Victorian PCP and Women's Health Loddon Mallee are running a workshop to take a stand against domestic violence, tomorrow Friday 26 August in Castlemaine.
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ICE forum | Kyabram

Kyabram Health are hosting a public forum on Tuesday 6 September that will include guest speakers: a Nurse Practitioner, Intake Worker-Teen Challenge, and local Police Sargent.
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High St Xray event | Bendigo

High St Xray is inviting all Medical Practices, including Allied Health to their Practice Managers and Reception staff event, that includes a movie, on Tuesday 13 September.
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Integrated Team Care | EOI

Murray PHN invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from health service providers for the commissioning of Integrated Team Care (ITC) teams, commencing from 1 January 2017 in the Murray PHN region.  ITC teams work across mainstream and Aboriginal health services to improve access and coordination of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic disease.  Expressions of Interest close at 4.00pm Thursday 1 September, 2016.
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2016 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

The Victorian Public Healthcare Awards celebrate excellence, dedication and innovation in public health, health services and service initiatives that deliver informed, and effective healthcare. Registrations close Sunday 28 August 2016, and entries close on Sunday 4 September.
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GP information sheet |  Dairy community support

Murray PHN has created a flyer for General Practice staff which references resources such as the: Rural Financial Counselling Services and the Murray Dairy website as a portal for support and information for the dairy community, along with community health, and psychological therapy contacts within the Murray PHN region.
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Dementia Awareness Month

September is Dementia Awareness Month  and this year's theme is  You Are Not Alone. Australians are being encouraged to find out more about dementia, so people living with the condition feel less isolated and alone. During September a number of events will be held within the Murray PHN region: Benalla, Bendigo, Kyabram,  Mildura, Seymour, Violet Town, Wedderburn and  Woodend.
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Pedometer challenge | Shepparton

A number of Greater Shepparton employers are presenting the 2016 Corporate Pedometer Challenge: to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff and the wider community, and raise funds for:  Shepparton Villages aged care development,  Greater Shepparton City Councils The Community Fund and  beds at GV Health.
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GV Health research day fair | Speech

Lisa Bourke from the Department of Rural Health has provided a summary of the keynote speech she presented at GV Health's research day fair on Wednesday 20 July. Lisa is one of the Researchers who is exploring cultural exclusion in rural health services and conducting projects in culturally inclusive rural health care.
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My Health Record | Milestones

FACT: Clinicians contribute health information to a patient’s My Health Record every 21 seconds.
FACT: People are registering for a My Health Record at the rate of 1 every 38 seconds.

Source: Australian Government | Digital Health Agency | My Health Record

Next five Murray PHN CPD events

  1. Managing Chronic Kidney Disease in General Practice | Wangaratta
  2. Respiratory Lung Function Laboratory opening night | Mildura
  3. Current controversies in Prostate cancer and Andrology | Bendigo
  4. Improving outcomes for a timely diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice | Albury
  5. Brief interventions to support recovery in trauma-affected patients | Bendigo

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) calendar > click here

External CPD events

  1. Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Presentation | Bendigo
  2. Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing) | Box Hill
  3. General Practitioner Skin Cancer 2-day Workshop | Clayton North
  4. Talking Point  Ice education for families: What was  learned  | Fitzroy or  webinar
  5. Medical Cannabis in Palliative Care | Parkville
  6. Victorian Renal Clinical Network Conference 2016 | Melbourne
  7. Introduction to point of care ultrasound for rural GPs | Melbourne
  8. Hepatitis B Nursing:  Preventing Liver Cancer in Primary Care | Melbourne
  9. ABC of CBT: Skills for GPs | Wagga Wagga NSW
  10. Optimising Osteoporosis Therapies | Wodonga


Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre | Tours

Albury Wodonga Health are inviting cancer survivors and patients to tour the new centre's facilities by appointment only, today Thursday 25 August and Saturday 27 August.
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Click here to view  Hume Partners in Recovery's website.

Cultural awareness training | Barmah

Being held on Tuesday 13 September, this workshop aims to increase knowledge and awareness of Yorta Yorta culture and history.
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Locum GP vacancy  | Wentworth

Wentworth Hospital currently have a vacancy for a locum General Practitioner for the period of 30 September to 23 October 2016.  During this time the incumbent would need to be available to visit Wentworth Hospital daily for up to two hours and be on-call.
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headspace vacancies | Swan Hill

headspace Swan Hill are currently seeking applications for a Senior Clinician, Mental Health Clinician and Youth Worker.
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New mammography unit | Mildura

Sunraysia Medical Imaging welcomed the improvements to its breast screening service with a new mammography unit; which will help detect breast cancer at the Healthscope Court rooms.
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