Murray PHN eNews #36


19 May 2016








The role of a Community Advisory Council is to provide Murray PHN with locally  relevant perspectives and provide recommendations to develop solutions in response to and  enable innovations that address local priorities.

Membership will reflect attributes of individuals who have an understanding of health and wellness  issues and are committed to facilitating effective, sustainable and equitable outcomes for their local  community.  For more information click here

Digital  health gateway

The creation of a digital health gateway, was part of the government's mental health reforms announced in November 2015. The gateway will be a single  reference  point to navigate people to the most appropriate service for their individual needs.  On Wednesday 11 May Jodie Rasmussen, Loddon Mallee Murray Partners in Recovery Project Officer attended a workshop, where a large number of other mental health related organisations provided stakeholder views for the development of the gateway.  

Share our Pride

Reconciliation Australia have developed the Share our Pride website that aims ro take visitors  on an awareness-raising journey; while giving them  a glimpse of how life looks from an  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander  perspective.
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Family Violence Common Risk Assessment Framework

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has appointed Monash University to conduct a review of the Family Violence Common Risk Assessment Framework as part of the DHHS response to the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. The  survey closes Friday 27 May.
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Department of Human Services | News online

Subscription to news for health professionals online emails  news highlights every  month and opt out is available at any time.  
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Mental wellness event | Cohuna

A mental wellness event featuring beyondblue Chairman, Jeff Kennet is taking place in Cohuna on Thursday 2 June.
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Position vacant | Bendigo

Mind Australia is seeking to establish a counselling service in Bendigo utilising the Better access arrangements and is looking to employ a combined Practice Manager/Allied Health Practitioner.
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Mind Recovery College Bendigo

The launch of Mind Recovery College is taking place on Tuesday 31 May with Murray PHN CEO Matt Jones speaking at the event.  RSVP by Friday 27 May.
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Clinical ethics focus group | Bendigo

University of Melbourne, Department of General Practice is looking for GPs to participate in a single focus group in June or July.  
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Hepatitis C | Resources

Gastroenterological society of Australia have developed a learning tool for GPs who haven’t attended training and who are interested in treating Hepatitis C with the new range of oral treatments.
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Suicide survey

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) in collaboration with the University of New England is conducting a national research project investigating the exposure to and impact of suicide in Australia.
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Men's health week

Order free resources for men's health week (13-19 June).
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Community Ice action grants

The Victorian government has  grants of up to $10,000 available to help community organisations tackle the drug Ice in their local area. Applications close Monday 20 June.
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Eating disorders CPD event | Seymour

This education session will assist participants to: recognise the signs and symptoms of the different types of eating disorders, understand how to diagnose eating disorders, assess and manage physical risk in eating disorders and recommend suitable treatment and referral options for eating disorder patients.
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New Urologists | Shepparton

Dan Lenaghan and Lih-Ming Wong  have started consulting in Shepparton from Mr Peter Mortensen’s rooms. They will also be operating at GV Health and Shepparton Private Hospital on a monthly basis.
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Diabetes training | Alexandra and Seymour

The Lower Hume Diabetes Working Group are inviting all local pharmacy staff, General Practitioners  and general practice staff to a diabetes prevention and management training in  Alexandra on Tuesday 24 May and Seymour on Thursday 26 May.
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) calendar > click here

Next three Murray PHN CPD events by region

Central Victoria

Goulburn Valley

North East Victoria

How to locate HPI-I Numbers

Step 1. Login to HPOS using an OMO or RO account
Step 2. Click “My Programs† and “Healthcare Identifiers†
Step 3. Click your Organisation then click “Search HI for provider individual†
Step 4. Enter “AHPRA Registration Number 1†  and “Family Name†, click search (To locate AHPRA Registration Number click here)

External CPD events

  1. Self Compassion: The doorway to resilient practice | Adelaide
  2. Introduction to managing stress | Benalla
  3. AGPAL and QIP 2016 Conference | Brisbane
  4. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) | Melbourne
  5. Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health and Wellbeing Conference | Melbourne
  6. Working with Older Adults workshop | Melbourne
  7. PKD public seminar |Sydney
  8. How to be ePIP ready | Webinar
  9. RACGP identifying and responding to men who use violence in their relationships | Webinar
  10. What do People with Intellectual Disability Know about Death? Webinar


Medical practice vacancy | Chiltern

Indigo North Health seeks Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested and suitably qualified parties to operate the Chiltern Medical Practice.  EOI close midnight Sunday 29 May.
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NDIS Seminar | Wodonga

A NDIS seminar is taking place in Wodonga on Friday 3 June and will include insights from families in NDIS trial sites, with lived experience of disability and how they have utilised NDIS funding.
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Medical supplies for Vanuatu

St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Wodonga are organising to send medical equipment to Vanuatu to assist to nurses they are hosting and are seeking donations of secondhand medical equipment.
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Infection control course | Albury and Wangaratta

Margaret Jennings, Microbiologist educator/consultant is  running an infection control course in Wangaratta on Wednesday 15 June and Albury Thursday 16 June.
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STI and contact tracing workshop | Mildura

CERSH is hosting a workshop on Wednesday 25 May, facilitated by sexual health nurse, counsellor and partner notification officer Tom Carter. RSVP by Friday 20 May.
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Primary Health Care Centre | Swan Hill

Swan Hill District Health announced on Friday 6 May that they're  establishing an on-site general practice as part of a Primary Health Medical Centre.
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Ladies day out | Mildura


On Wednesday 27 April MDAS ran a Ladies Day Out in conjunction with Murray PHN and as a result 21 Aboriginal women were screened for breast cancer.

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