Murray PHN Newsletter 26


10 March 2016







After Hours | Funding Grants
Murray PHN invites applications for After Hours Funding Grants from suitable applicants able to undertake After Hours Primary Health Care projects. Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment and ability to work in collaboration with Murray PHN to seek improvements and/or innovation in quality, value, and outcomes in connection with After Hours services.
Applications close 4pm Tuesday 15 March, 2016.
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Murray PHN positions vacant

Administration Support HealthPathways
Applications close Sunday 20 March, 2016.
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IT Officer
Applications close Sunday 13 March, 2016.
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North West Regional Manager
Applications close Sunday 13 March, 2016.
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Users of the Pen CS Clinical Audit Tool (Pen CAT or CAT4)

If you work in multiple locations and use only one generic login for Pen CAT/CAT4 across these locations contact Aida Escall, Manager Primary Health Outcomes e:  t: 03 4408 5671 m: 0418 540 411 before Monday 21 March, 2016 so arrangements can be made for your continued access to Pen CAT/CAT4.

Girls make your move

The Department of Health have launched  Girls make your move  campaign  to inspire, energise and empower young women to be more active.
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Socially inclusive communities

Expressions of interest are being sought to attend local workshops supporting the use of  Building Socially Inclusive Rural Communities: A complete resource.
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Osteoarthritis  Advisory Committee

The Victorian Osteoarthritis Model of Care initiative is seeking GPs in the Murray PHN region to be apart of an Advisory Committee.
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Coeliac disease GP resources

GPs are the focus of a new campaign  by Coeliac Australia to significantly increase the diagnosis rates of coeliac disease. Resources available include a fact sheet and a diagnosis video by Dr Jason Tye-Din, a gastroenterologist.


Close the Gap Day networking lunch | Bendigo

Murray PHN are hosting an inter agency networking lunch on Thursday 17 March, 2016 for professionals across the areas of health, education and employment. The lunch will provide an opportunity to share contributions and commitments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) equality and share inspiring and proactive approaches to ATSI health within the Central Victoria region.
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World sleep day

World Sleep Day is Friday 18 March, 2016 and the Bendigo Sleep Lab  are celebrating by wearing their pyjamas to work. The Bendigo Sleep Lab have also put together some sleep statistics and encourage medical health professionals to screen for sleep disorders.
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My Health Record

The My Health Record gives people secure access to their health information and will also improve the connectedness of our health system over time.  My Health Record was officially launched by Minister Sussan Ley on Friday 4 March, 2016 and has replaced the Personally Controlled Electronically Health Record (PCEHR).
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headspace Swan Hill

Mr Peter Walsh MP (centre), Deb Quin and Dallas Williams from Murray Mallee LLEN visited Ian Johansen, Manager headspace Swan Hill (right) on Thursday 3 March, 2016.

Compass clinical trial

The Compass clinical trial provides Victorian GP's and their practice teams to be ready for Renewal.  GP's recruiting women for Compass will be eligible to take part in an Active Learning Module and earn QI&CPD program points.  
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Vaccination information

The immunisation section has released information about: the DTPa vaccine for 18 month old children program roll-out, an updated Government funded vaccine order form, a vaccine schedule, and a new immunisation catch-up tool.
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LMRPCC consultancy survey

Loddon Mallee Regional Palliative Care Consortium are running a survey to  improve the support for the management of complex palliative care patients across the Loddon Mallee Region. Survey closes Friday 15 April, 2016.
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Goulburn Valley mental health provider details and referral pathways

The new ATAPS service  Triage Primary Mental Health Program,  has replaced the Navigating Life program in  Cobram, Euroa, Murchison, Numurkah, Shepparton and  Yarrawonga.
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Murray PHN CPD event |  CPR

On Wednesday 2 March, 2016 a number of health professionals attended the basic caridopulmonary resusciatation (CPR) and  defibrillator  CPD event at the Murray PHN Goulburn Valley office.  

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) calendar > click here

Next five Murray PHN CPD events

  1. Paediatric update | Bendigo
  2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Resource Development | Albury
  3. Cutaneous, Superficial Skin Cancer Identification, Treatment and Referral | Shepparton
  4. Targeting Anxiety in Youth | Bendigo
  5. Mental Health and Diabetes Workshop | Bendigo

External CPD events

  1. Calm Kids Seminar for Health Professionals | Albury
  2. Australian healthcare week expo | Sydney
  3. Motivational Interviewing Introductory Workshop | Wangaratta
  4. A Public Health Approach for Suicide Prevention | Bundoora
  5. Your Conversation: Our action agenda for health and wellbeing | Bendigo
  6. eMHPrac: Using e-Mental Health resources in your work (for young people)  | Webinar
  7. The Mental Health Awareness Workshop | Mildura
  8. Postnatal depression workshop for GPs | Albury Wodonga
  9. Treatment of Post Natal Depression in Primary Care | Gateway Island
  10. Huntington's Disease education session |  Mildura  


Close the Gap Day BBQ

Murray PHN North East, together with Albury Wodonga Health, Gateway Health and Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation, are hosting a BBQ on  Thursday 17 March, 2016 in recognition of Close the Gap Day.
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Free suicide prevention workshop | Albury

Wesley LifeForce, in conjunction with Suicide Prevention Albury Wodonga will be conducting a Suicide Prevention Workshop for community members on Saturday 12 March, 2016.
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dTpa vaccine availability NSW

The Ministry of Health has advised that suppliers have released a significant amount of dTpa vaccine to wholesalers in the past two weeks for the private market.  It is anticipated that this will have a positive effect on availability of the vaccine in the private market, however supplies are likely to continue to be variable until mid-2016.


Buloke mental health forum

Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnerships (SMPCP) are hosting the 4th Annual Buloke Mental Health Forum on Wednesday 16 March, 2016 in Wycheproof.
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Identifying family violence training 2016  

Mallee Family Violence Executive and Mallee Sexual Assault Unit-Mallee Domestic Violence Service will be running  Identifying Family Violence training sessions across the Mallee throughout 2016.  Representatives from those organisations interested, are asked to complete an expression of interest form indicating staff numbers and preferred dates.
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Debt workshop | Mildura

The Consumer Action Law Centre is presenting a free workshop for community workers to be able to assist clients who experience debt, credit or consumer issues.
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