Murray PHN Newsletter 7


24 September 2015


New Murray PHN website

Murray PHN has designed and developed a website with a collection of information and resources for health professionals to assist in their daily health care activities.  The  website is also a place you can connect with Murray PHN by subscribing to the  weekly newsletter, registering as a stakeholder, registering for a CPD event, or following Murray PHN  on social media.
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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll out | Victoria

The roll out of NDIS in Victoria for our network will commence with Loddon and the Greater Bendigo areas from 1 May 2017, Ovens Murray 1 October 2017 and Mallee and Goulburn in January 2019.
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Are we winning the war on HIV?

In 2014, there were 1081 new cases of HIV in Australia, up from the record low of 714 in 1999.
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Murray PHN will be producing regular videos to answer questions and give updates about what we're doing in the region.  Watch our latest video featuring Dr Ewa Piejko  by clicking above.
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The era of virtual medicine is finally here

The intersection of technology and medicine is creating a more efficient and convenient world.
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Free palliative care training

This free online training is designed for the Australian health context and is funded by the Department of Health and developed between AHHA and Silver Chain Training, with input from industry and other specialists.
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Mental Health Week 2015 Art Exhibition | Bendigo

Bendigo Mental Health Week Group and the City of Greater Bendigo are partnering to educate and engage the community about mental health.
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Mental Health Week |  Heathcote

Heathcote is hosting a free breakfast to support the health and wellbeing of the community.
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Campaspe Plains Primary Nurse Network meeting   |  Echuca

Guest speakers from multiple local services will present on disability services available in the Campaspe Plains region. Nurses working in private and public practice are welcomed to this event on 29  September, 6-7pm at the American Hotel, Heygarth St, Echuca.  RSVP

Murray PHN tender closing

Murray PHN invites tender submissions from suitable providers for the delivery of Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) and Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas (MHSRRA). Tenders close next Monday, 28 September 2015 at 12 noon.
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Resources to address ice use in Aboriginal communities

Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit, Centre for Health Equity, University of Melbourne have  identified information and education resources for ice users, family members of ice users and professionals working with ice users in Aboriginal communities.  
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Increasing diseases in Indigenous communities

Indigenous health researcher James Ward, says the trends for HIV, hep C and STI's are concerning and require immediate action.
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Free Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) training

A joint venture of Orticare and the two metropolitan pharmacotherapy networks.  AOD modules 1,2 and 3 have been allocated 2 AAPM CPD points per 1 hour of education by The Australian Association of Practice Management Ltd (AAPM).  
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Australia's "mental health crisis"

Australia is in the grip of a "mental health crisis" that is leading to the unnecessary deaths of thousands, former Australian of the Year Patrick  McGorry  says.
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Mooroopna rehab centre

The Goulburn Valley Addiction Recovery Centre was pleased with the reaction of the Mooroopna and district community to its proposed establishment of its centre on the town’s outskirts.
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Shepparton Access receives award

After 23 years supporting people with disabilities, Shepparton Access has been acknowledged for its adult education program. Shepparton Access’ program, Creating Pathways into the Community, was awarded Outstanding Pathways Program at the Victorian Learn Local Awards last week.
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Pregnancy and family support group celebrate 40 years

Providing non-judgemental information and practical support for four decades.
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) calendar > click here

Next five Murray PHN CPD events

  1. Murray PHN General Practice Engagement Forum | Woodend
  2. Advance Care Planning | Bendigo
  3. Improving dementia outcomes |  Shepparton
  4. Bleeding Disorders |  Albury
  5. Spirometry training course |  Shepparton

External CPD events

  1. Caring for the Dying and the Bereaved | Kyneton
  2. Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Whiplash | Webinar
  3. Rural ECOH | Oral health training |  Kyabram  |  Swan Hill  |  Kerang
  4. Introduction to Eating Disorders | Bendigo
  5. Combined Conference of the Australian Association of Practice Management Ltd (AAPM) and the Practice Managers and Administrators Association of New Zealand (PMAANZ) | Hobart



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Engage community forum | Albury

Gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer is the most common cancer in Australia. It affects the  oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and bowel. Ask the experts and learn from health professionals.
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New device therapies event | Mildura

Medtronic cordially invites you to an educational dinner addressing the latest in  New Device Therapies for the Management of Syncope & AF. The presentation is  accredited with 2 RACGP Group 2 points.
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10 year mental health strategy consultation | Swan Hill

A summary of the discussions at the consultation workshops at Swan Hill on 31 August 2015 are available.  This information will help to inform the development of the Victorian State Government's 10 year mental health strategy.  
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