Murray PHN eNews #53


15 September 2016








Murray HealthPathways video
Murray PHN is currently building Murray HealthPathways with local health services. Click here to watch the  video to be introduced to our GP Clinical Editors, learn what Murray HealthPathways is, and hear how you can be involved in the development of pathways.
Health professionals are still encouraged to take part in our survey, to assist us in preparing for the launch of Murray HealthPathways. Survey closes Friday 30 September. Click here to participate.

Murray PHN | Positions vacant

  • Administration Support HealthPathways, Mildura closing 18 September
  • Assistant to the Executives Directors, Bendigo closing 19 September
  • Primary Care Coordinator*, Albury closing 25 September
  • Workforce Development Officer*, Albury closing 25 September

*note these applications have been extended and previous applicants need not apply.
Click here for more details on all positions.  

Aged Care week | Awards

Celebrating Aged Care week (October 17 - 23) recognises and celebrates those who care for our older Victorians. It also showcases the opportunities and rewards of working in Public Sector Residential Aged Care. Nominations are now open and close on Friday 30 September.
Click here for more details

AIHW | Australia's Health 2016 report

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Australia’s Health 2016 report was released on Tuesday 13 September. According to the report Australians are living longer than ever but with higher rates of chronic disease.
Click here for more details


GP e-Referrals | Loddon Mallee

A new, secure electronic medical referral system for GPs that will make it easier and safer to share patient health information will be piloted at selected health services across the Loddon Mallee region.  Bendigo Health will lead the pilot in conjunction with Murray PHN, Loddon Mallee Rural Health Alliance and Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership.
Click here for more details

Practice Manager and Practice Nurse meeting | Bendigo

Murray PHN was pleased to host the official launch of the Central Victoria Practice Managers and Nurses Network on Wednesday 7 September. Pictured second from left Dr Sally Cockburn ‘Dr Feelgood’ with Murray PHN staff.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander | Social Health Atlas

The Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) has published an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Health Atlas.  This presents a range of demographic, socioeconomic, health outcomes and service use data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at the Indigenous Area level.
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Public Oral Health | 2016 awards

Nominate a colleague, manager or your local public dental professional - anyone within the Victorian public oral health sector who has contributed to their community.  Nominations close 5pm Friday 30 September 2016.
Click here for more details

Advance Care Planning | Announcement and videos

On Tuesday 13 September Minister for Health Jill Hennessy announced new laws giving people greater powers to set directives about future medical treatment, including end-of-life care.  Click here for more details.

The Advance Care Planning Initiative (East Hume and Border) have release Taking Care of Dying Time video which has been produced in conjunction with the Central Hume Koolin Balit Project and Central Hume Primary Care Partnership.  The initiative is seeking feedback about the use of the video.
Click here from more details.


Aboriginal Health Conference | Shepparton

The Ngar-Wu Wanyarra Aboriginal Health Conference will be held on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 October 2016. The conference provides an opportunity for sharing information and connecting  people that are committed to reforming the practice and research of Aboriginal health and celebrates Aboriginal  knowledge systems and strength based approaches to improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal communities.
Click here for more details. Click here to register

Cobram and District Cancer Support Group

The Cobram and District Cancer Support Group is  a group where people who have had, or currently have cancer, and carers and families of people with cancer, can share stories and information. People from across the region are welcome to attend, with members attending from Cobram, Barooga, Tocumwal and Berrigan.
Click here for more details

My Health Record brochures |  New ordering  process
As of Monday 5 September, the Department of Health have  changed  the way My Health Record All you need to know brochures are distributed to healthcare organisations. Brochures will only be sent to healthcare organisations who request an  order.

The new process for ordering additional brochures now requires either an email to e: or a call to t: 02 6269 1080.  

When ordering brochures, the following information will be required to place the order:
  • the name of the brochure you are requesting (e.g. My Health Record All you need to know)
  • the quantity of brochures required
  • organisation name
  • street address
  • contact name
  • phone number

Next five Murray PHN CPD events

  1. Male and Female Urology | Mildura
  2. Parent Infant Psychiatry | Bendigo
  3. Forming a Culturally Responsive Practice | Mildura
  4. Optimising Diabetes Management in Primary Care | Wodonga
  5. The Role of GP Practices in Facilitating Early Pregnancy Termination | Wallan

Click here for the complete Murray PHN CPD calendar

External CPD events

  1. My Health Record public consultation | Bendigo
  2. Mental Health First Aid Certificate | Rochester
  3. APNA's Foundations of General Practice Nursing | Melbourne
  4. 2016 Mental Health Super Summit | Webinars
  5. Baker IDI National Diabetes Forum | Melbourne
  6. Mindfulness Workshop 2016 | Notting Hill
  7. Bariatric Care Conference | Wangaratta
  8. Comprehensive Course in Natural Fertility Education | Melbourne
  9. Cervical Screening  and Introduction to Sexual Health Nursing  course | Box Hill
  10. Managing Psychological Injury | Wangaratta


Memorial invitation | Wangaratta

Northeast Health Wangaratta,  Wangaratta Private Hospital, Wangaratta Cardiology and Respiratory Centre and Dr Andreas Baisch  extend an invitation to attend a Memorial Service for  Dr Verena Veth on Saturday 24 September.
Click here for more details

Position vacant | Wodonga

Gateway Health are establishing a clinic for transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents in regional Victoria.  They are seeking to appoint a nurse who has a passion for working with young people.
Click here for more details


Dementia event | Mildura

As part of Dementia Awareness Month, a free seminar is taking place in Mildura on Tuesday 27 September to discuss dementia with talks from families and health professionals.
Click here for more details

Out of the Blue | Robinvale

Robinvale District Health Service are sponsoring Out of the Blue, a play about "life can be tough in the bush especially when you lose a mate to suicide" and a forum discussion about mental health and wellbeing will be held in Robinvale on Wednesday 28 September.
Click here for more details

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