Murray PHN Newsletter 13


5 November 2015


Murray PHN clinical councils

Watch  Murray PHN's CEO Matt Jones in  our new video, as he talks  about the role the interim clinical council will play in our organisation and how you can apply to become apart of it. Clinical council applications close in one week and must be received by  5 pm  Thursday 12 November.
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Click here to access the EOI application form

Occupational rehabilitation interest group meeting

Murray PHNs Jag Dhaliwal, Executive Director Primary Health Services and Jennifer Fry, Manager Health Systems are pictured with Ms Maree Edwards, State Member for Bendigo West at the Occupational Therapy Australia Bendigo Regional Forum that was held on 27 October.

Immunisation and vaccination register changes

The 2015/16 Federal Budget saw the approval of expansion to the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) to become the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), capturing all vaccines given from birth to death through general practice and community clinics.
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Cervical screening course

The Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne will run a 'Women’s Health Screening' course in Semester 1 2016.  
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Murray PHN event | Echuca

Murray PHN is inviting health care professionals to attend a presentation and discussion regarding the opportunities to improve primary health care in the Echuca area. You can advise your local health priorities and health system issues by completing the attached form and returning it with your registration by 17 November.
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LOMA family violence forum

Presentation and forum topics include;  technology abuse, legal aid, facilities,  Risk Assessment and Management Panel, Victoria Police Family Violence Advisor and Telstra safe connection program.
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Rural ECOH event | Kerang

Rural ECOH are holding a cross community meeting to discuss the work that’s been achieved by the communities from Victoria.
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Sussan Ley |  Press Club

Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley addressed the National Press Club on 28 October 2015, where she  announced  the Government’s new My Health Record will  commence in early 2016 for around 1 million Australians. Trials will be held in Far North Queensland and in the New South Wales Nepean Blue Mountains region.  
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Acute stroke clinical care standard

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) in collaboration with consumers, clinicians, researchers and health organisations have developed the Acute stroke clinical care standard.
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Viral hepatitis training survey

Hepatitis Victoria is conducting a survey to expand their training and education around viral hepatitis, and to ensure its relevance.  
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LiveLighter campaign

LiveLighter is encouraging all Victorians to break their sugary drink habit and reduce the amount of toxic fat around their vital organs with a video.  Copies of the video and additional resources are available for general practice waiting rooms.
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Cervical screening scholarships

PapScreen Victoria is offering financial assistance of up to $1,000 for Victorian Registered Nurses (Division 1) to become cervical screening providers.
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Regional wellbeing survey

The 2015 regional wellbeing survey is now open. The purpose of the survey is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia. The survey closes on 1 December.
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Pedal power for mental health

The Tatura 200 Charity Bike Ride will have more than 300 cyclists and walkers take to the streets on Saturday 7 November, with a significant part of the funding going to men’s mental health and  well being.
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Moyola Lodge turns 50

A 50th anniversary dinner will be held to celebrate the Moyola Lodge Aged Care facility, Tatura on Saturday, 14 November at 7pm.
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A regional picture of  Greater Shepparton's MooovingArt Cow statues.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) calendar > click here

Next four  Murray PHN CPD events

  1. Cancer screening project education session |  Kyabram
  2. Spirometry training course |  Albury
  3. Hepatitis B update | Bendigo
  4. Imaging update | GVH medical imaging |  Shepparton

External CPD events

  1. Quality improvement: Challenges for the generalist seminar | Melbourne
  2. Seminar on pregnancy, neonatal and infant issues | Parkville
  3. Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Reporting |  Shepparton
  4. Eating Disorders in General Practice  | Shepparton
  5. 22nd National Symposium on Hepatitis B and C | Melbourne


Perinatal Emotional Health Program (PEHP)  | Wodonga

The future for local mothers battling post-natal depression and anxiety is now brighter following the announcement that PEHP will continue running in Wodonga.  The announcement also comes as Albury Wodonga Health officially opened its new Parent and Baby Unit on 30 October.
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Supporting cancer  patients

Hume Regional Integrated Cancer Service (Hume RICS) is currently undertaking The Cancer Survivorship Project and  are seeking feedback from GPs on the development of patient care communication during this phase.
Click here for further details and contact Kathy Vickers, Cancer Survivorship CNC on 02 6057 5206 | Fax 02 6057 5222 | to provide your feedback.  


Mildura MBS workshop

The MBS workshop is being run by RWAV on 12 November and aims to refresh participants’ knowledge of Chronic Disease Management (CDM) and MBS items such as GP management plans, team care arrangements and referrals for MBS-rebateable allied health.
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Mildura headspace gaining traction

headspace centre Manager Larni Baird said the organisation had received 400 referrals since their opening in March. headspace is designed to help young people between the ages of 12-25 with mental health and drug and alcohol issues, as well as providing educational and vocational support and general health services.

A new headspace centre in Swan Hill is scheduled to open  soon.

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