Murray PHN Newsletter 3


27 August 2015





Murray PHN Introductory Discussion  | Albury

Last week, prior to the monthly board meeting in Wangaratta, the Murray PHN board  members and staff hosted a  introductory  discussion about the Murray PHN in Albury.  

Approximately 50 people attended, representing 23 agencies. Murray PHN CEO Matt Jones presented, then facilitated  a question and answer session encouraging  informal  conversations about the local health priorities and issues.

The Murray PHN is building an approach based on local input.   We encourage you to share your local voice about health priorities and system issues below.

Click here to view the Murray PHN introductory presentation | Albury
Click here to view the  Murray PHN introductory summary | Albury
Click here to have your say on health priorities and system issues in the North East region

Murray PHN introductory sessions will take place in the Central Victoria, Goulburn Valley and North West Victoria regions in the coming months.

PHCAG | Discussion paper and online survey

The Primary Health Care Advisory Group (PHCAG) have released a discussion paper, which  is designed to set out the case for change and introduce some possible options to improve primary health care for people with chronic and complex conditions.

Access the discussion paper and complete the online survey below:

Click here to access the discussion paper.
Click here to complete the online survey.

The survey closes 3 September.

AOD online courses

Gain access to three online courses covering Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD). Endorsed by the DHHS and a joint venture of Orticare and two pharmacotherapy networks, the courses aim to offer easy access for practice reception, non-medical and nursing staff.
Click here for more details

Mental health art exhibition

Bendigo Mental Health Week Group and the City of Greater Bendigo are partnering to present an art exhibition as part of Mental Health Week, 2015.  The exhibition will run from Thursday 1 October until Monday 5 October.
Click here for more details
Click here for the registration form

Blue September | Cohuna

Cohuna Lions Club are holding a men's health and well-being fundraising on 6 September.
Click here for more details.

New Neuorolgist

Bendigo Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine welcomes Neurolgoist Dr Debo Gorai  with a special interest in neurophysiology (NCS/EMG) and botox therapy in September.
Click here for more details

IHP guidelines

The Integrated Health Promotion (IHP) Reporting Guidelines 2013 - 2017 (revised June 2015) have been released.  The IHP funded organisations are encouraged to review the document evaluation framework for health promotion and disease prevention.
Click here for more details

Oral health resources

The communities of Gannawarra Shire Council, Swan Hill and Kyabram have participated in raising the profile of oral health in their region. Use the related resources below:
Poster 1 |  Poster 2 |  Poster 3

Infectious disease updates

Stay up to date and access links to alerts, daily and weekly reports, as well as fact sheets, guidelines, standards, legislation, resources and data by visiting the following websites:
Click here for VIC information

Click here  for NSW information

GV Multi-Agency Network

Now in its 4th year, this informal peer network continues to gain success and attract a wide range of speakers, on topics such as:

  • Eye health  
  • Supporting diversity  
  • Local and state-wide projects  
  • Local service provider options  
  • Palliative care  
  • Social media and healthcare

Click here for more details

Quality Toolkit

A major new resource for member agencies, the Quality Toolkit outlines how four major accreditation tools align with DHHS priority areas and GVPCP led activities.

Click here for more details

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) calendar > click here

Next five Murray PHN CPD events

  1. Mental health training for reception staff | Webinar
  2. Bendigo Health | Diabetes and Endocrinology workshops |  Bendigo
  3. Acute assessment and management of sports injuries |  Bendigo
  4. The role of rural GP practices in facilitating early pregnancy termination | Swan Hill  and  Echuca
  5. An introduction to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery | Bendigo

External CPD events

  1. Regional Peer Support Group Leader Forum |  Shepparton
  2. Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association  Continuing Education Workshop |  Melbourne
  3. Safer Opioid Prescribing in General Practice | Carlton
  4. Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence â€" Authorised Training for GPs | Melbourne
  5. Improving outcomes for a timely diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice | Shepparton

Administration Support I Position vacant

Murray PHN has a current vacancy for an Administration Support person in Albury. Applications close midnight on Sunday 6 September.
Click here  for more details

Women's Health & Continence

Lime Physiotherapy has a new women's health and continence service covering ante-natal, post-natal and gynae/oncology, being run by Jesse Curran.  

Click here for more details

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Murray PHN gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support from the Australian Government Department of Health.
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