Practice Connect #123

23 July 2021

Welcome to Practice Connect, a fortnightly update for practice managers, nurses and practice administration staff on relevant issues, upcoming events and education.
 

Due to limited uptake of the downloadable PDF, Practice Connect will now be provided in a streamlined online format only.

 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: Ways your practice can assist

If your practice is not taking part in the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

There is still an opportunity for general practices to join the Commonwealth COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout.

All general practices not currently taking part in the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout that would like to join are asked to email practiceassist@wapha.org.au.

If your practice is taking part in the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and is waiting to be given an allocation of the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine there are a number of things to do to get ready:
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  1. Read the Pfizer (Comirnaty) Information pack – this is in addition to the Onboarding Pack and contains vital information about administering the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine.
  2. Complete the Pfizer training module
  3. Engage with your booking system provider to ensure that patients can book the appropriate vaccine for their eligibility.


Provider Bulletin from the Department of Health - 22 July 2021

The Australian Department of Health has issued its latest Provider Bulletin (22 July) for COVID-19 vaccination providers. The Bulletin includes information on groups prioritised for vaccination including residential aged care staff, people aged over 70 and pregnant women.


 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer (Comirnaty) for pregnant women










Pregnant women 16 years and older are eligible and should be prioritised to receive the Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine.

The Commonwealth has advised that the Vaccine Eligibility Checker will be updated to reflect this change.

Providers can take appointments through their preferred booking method.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) has more information on this cohort in relation to COVID-19 vaccines.


 

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MBS support for people affected by COVID-19

From 16 July 2021, the Government is implementing longer general practice telephone services to provide an increased Medicare benefit for patients who are located in an area declared as a COVID-19 hotspot by the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer or are subject to a public health order that requires the person to be in isolation or quarantine. The list of hotspots declared by the Chief Medical Officer is currently available here.
 
Two new items numbers 92746 for GP’s and 92747 for other medical practitioners allow for longer telephone consultations for people who are:

  • in a COVID-19 Commonwealth declared hotspot; or
  • in COVID-19 isolation because of a State or Territory public health order; or
  • in COVID-19 quarantine because of a State or Territory public health order

 
For more information see the MBS factsheet.

MBS XML files.

The updated July 2021 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files, including an updated XML file, are available here.


 

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are eligible for the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine from 16 years of age

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible for the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine once they turn 16.

The Commonwealth guidance advises that self-identification as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person (remember to ask the question) is the only proof needed for this cohort.

The Australian Department of Health has a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources available for vaccine providers to use in their clinics.
 

 

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Electronic prescriptions making telehealth easier

Patients facing COVID-19 social distancing requirements or other barriers to attending face-to face GP appointments can be provided with easier access to their essential medicines through an electronic prescription.
 
The Australian Digital Health Agency reports more than 12 million electronic prescriptions have already been issued in Australia and at least 98% of all community pharmacies around the country are dispensing them.
 
In addition to the standard paper based prescription forms, changes to the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 2017 allow prescribers to provide electronic prescriptions in one of two ways:

  1. Write prescriptions electronically – prescribers will need to update clinical information system to do this and check that the patient’s pharmacy is ready. Read about setting up electronic prescribing, or you can contact your software provider directly.  
  2. Send an image (photo or scan) of a paper prescription (until 30 September 2021). This does not apply to medicines in Schedule 8 and Schedule 4 Appendix D in the Poisons Standard. These are to be supplied under normal prescribing and dispensing rules, unless specifically permitted under state or territory arrangements. 

 
Electronic prescriptions can be sent straight to a patient’s mobile phone or email. Patients can then conveniently on-send to their local pharmacy or consumer medication management app.
 
Find more information in the ‘Electronic Prescribing HealthPathway, digitalhealth.gov.au or contact the WA Primary Health Alliance Digital Health Team

 

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COVID-19 HealthPathways Updates

The following content updates have now been published on the HealthPathways site:
 
Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure:

Clinical editor’s note updated with key messages on the COVID-19 vaccination roll out in general practices, Commonwealth Vaccination Clinics (GPRCs), and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and State-run Community Vaccination Clinics.

Includes information on:
  • ATAGI recommendations -17 June 2021.
  • Commonwealth-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics - GPs, CVCs, ACCHOs- eligibility, proof of registration and bookings.
  • State-run Community COVID-19 vaccination clinics - eligibility and bookings.
  • Request for medical exemptions in patients age ≥ 60 years.
  • New MBS COVID-19 vaccination items and changes to the “In-depth clinical assessment” item.

Recently Reviewed Pathways  
To access HealthPathways, email the HealthPathways team at healthpathways@wapha.org.au

 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Training Modules Updated

Updates have occurred in the COVID-19 vaccination training program on Friday 23 July. Module progress and completion have not been affected.

You are expected to login and view the new information. A summary of the updates can be found in the announcement forum. All changes within the modules are identified by 'NEW' in red.

You can log-in to the training modules here.

 

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Upcoming Webinar: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccination against COVID-19 is the main tool for bringing the world out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mandatory vaccination has been debated as a strategy to get high vaccination coverage and protect individuals in certain settings. Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation (COSSI) Group will be presenting a webinar on this topic. This webinar will consider the policy, behavioural, ethical and epidemiological aspects of mandating COVID-19 vaccination.
 
Date: Monday 26 July 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm WST

In this webinar: 

  • find out what vaccination mandates are, who they may be used for and how they could be delivered
  • hear about the governance and political aspects of vaccination mandates
  • hear about epidemiological, behavioural and social considerations of mandates, including effectiveness
  • hear about ethical considerations of vaccine mandates for adults
  • contribute to the discussion about the ethics, politics, and practicalities of mandating vaccination


Register here

 

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Allocation of surgical masks from the National Medical Stockpile

WA Primary Health Alliance has been advised by the Australian Department of Health that the National Medical Stockpile is a strategic reserve and not a general supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE). The Stockpile is only intended to provide PPE where commercial supply is unavailable and there is a demonstrated need or clinical advice for its use.
 
We appreciate that some providers have been accessing the Stockpile regularly until now.

Due to the widespread commercial availability of PPE supply, as per Government advice, WA Primary Health Alliance will request a declaration from your organisation as proof it has been unable to source a commercial supply.
 
WA Primary Health Alliance can only provide PPE where commercial supply is unavailable and requests meet the following criteria:
 

  • There is no local supply available commercially.
  • The people coming to your practice are more likely to have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Your practice has an unusual number of patients who have respiratory symptoms.
 
WA Primary Health Alliance will provide surgical masks to community pharmacies if they meet both of the criteria below:
  • There is no local supply available commercially.
  • Staff have significant contact with people who have fever and respiratory symptoms.

 
If you are experiencing difficulties obtaining PPE from a commercial supplier, please email WA Primary Health Alliance via practiceassist@wapha.org.au addressing the above points.

 

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Department of Veterans and their families during COVID-19


The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Provider News has published the following articles: 

  • GP Care Coordination Payment expanded - From July 1 2021, GP’s providing care coordination for White Card Holders with accepted mental health conditions will now be able to claim the Coordinated Veterans Care (CVC) payments. The expansion of the  CVC program aims to ensure long term health improvements for this cohort. Read more here.
  • Extension of COVID-19 telehealth arrangements  - Telehealth services and other temporary COVID-19 arrangements for Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) clients have been extended until 31 December 2021. Providers are able to continue delivering telehealth services for general practitioner (GP), allied health, specialist and community nursing services; and hospital-based mental health and rehabilitation day programs until the end of this year. Read more here.
    • Extension to Provisional Access to Medical Treatment (PAMT) for veterans  - As part of the commitment to improve veterans’ access to health services, the Government has announced an extension to the Provisional Access to Medical Treatment (PAMT) program. This program enables eligible veterans who are waiting for their claims to be considered by DVA, to receive medical and allied health treatment on a provisional basis for one or more of the 20 most commonly accepted conditions for ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force. Read more here.
 

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Reminder: National Immunisation Program (NIP) funded zoster vaccination catch-up ends soon



People aged 70- 79 years of age can receive a funded Zostavax® as part of a catch-up program until 31 October 2021. After this date, only 70-year-olds will be eligible for a free Zostavax®. 

The National Immunisation Program schedule lists advice regarding the catch up program.


 

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New ATAGI advice on zoster vaccines in older adults

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has released a Clinical Statement on the use of Zostavax vaccine and Shingrix vaccine for prevention of herpes zoster, please click here to read about the recommendations.  The Australian Immunisation Handbook is being updated to reflect this information and this advice should be used for clinical guidance in the interim.

Shingrix is registered in Australia but not available on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) at this stage. It will need to be privately prescribed.  

Zostavax is available and funded under the NIP for individuals aged 70 years. A catch-up program for individuals aged 71-79 years of age is available until October 2021.  

 

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Upcoming Shingrix (zoster vaccine) webinar

Shingrix, a new paradigm in Shingles Prevention

Date: Tuesday July 27 2021 Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm WST

Join Professor Tony Cunningham, Dr Ginni Mansberg and Professor Peter McCluskey as they discuss herpes zoster and SHINGRIX (Recombinant Varicella Zoster Virus glycoprotein E antigen (AS01B adjuvanted vaccine), a new shingles vaccine now available in Australia.

Register for the webinar here

 

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Supporting general practice with the implementation of voluntary assisted dying in WA

Voluntary assisted dying is now a choice for eligible Western Australians at the end of their life, and general practice is forefront of supporting patients with end of life care.
 
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2019 (the Act) allows GPs, nurse practitioners and other medical practitioners who meet the eligibility requirements, and who have successfully completed the approved training, to participate in the voluntary assisted dying process. The Act also provides protection from criminal liability for eligible medical practitioners who assist patient access to voluntary assisted dying.
 
The WA Health Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Leadership Team has worked hard during the 18-month implementation period to ensure general practice and other care related  sectors are well informed and prepared for implementation. This has involved guiding the development of each of the elements needed to deliver voluntary assisted dying in line with the Act, including:

 
As of 1 July, patients in WA who meet the following eligibility criteria are now able to begin the process to request legal access to medication that will cause their death:
  •  Aged 18 years or over
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Ordinarily resident in WA for at least 12 months
  • Diagnosed with at least one disease, illness or medical condition that:
        - is advanced, progressive and will cause death
        - will, on the balance of probabilities, cause death within a period of six months (or 12 months for neurodegenerative)
        - is causing suffering that cannot be relieved in a manner that the patient considers tolerable
        - has decision-making capacity in relation to voluntary assisted dying (as set out in the Act)
        - is acting voluntarily and without coercion; and
        - has an enduring request for access to voluntary assisted dying.
 
Under the Act, anyone involved in the care of a patient can respond to questions about voluntary assisted dying (if they are comfortable doing so), but only GPs, nurse practitioners and other medical practitioners can initiate a conversation about voluntary assisted dying with the patient. However, they must also at the same time, discuss:
  •  Palliative care and treatment options
  • The likely outcome of that care and treatment.
 
This differs to the Victorian legislation that prohibits a doctor raising voluntary assisted dying with a patient.
 
Talking about voluntary assisted dying does not begin the process and a formal request for access to voluntary assisted dying must be made (First Request). The First Request must be:
  • Clear and unambiguous
  • Made to a registered medical practitioner
  • Made during a medical consultation
  • Made either in person or, where this is not practicable, using audiovisual communication.
 
All GPs, nurse practitioners and other medical practitioners may receive a First Request from a patient but can only accept a First Request from a patient if they:
  • Hold specialist registration, have practiced the medical profession for at least one year as the holder of specialist registration, and meet the requirements approved by the Director General of Health (as the CEO); or
  • Hold general registration, have practiced the medical profession for at least 10 years as the holder of general registration, and meet the requirements approved by the CEO; or
  • Are an overseas-trained specialist who holds limited registration or provisional registration and meets the requirements approved by the CEO.
 
Director General of Health requirements relate to recency and hours of practice, lack of AHPRA notifications and provision of two professional referees.
 
GPs, nurse practitioners and other medical practitioners may refuse to participate for any reason (e.g. holding a conscientious objection to voluntary assisted dying, being ineligible, unwilling or unable). However, all medical practitioners who receive a First Request from a patient must:
 
  1. Give the patient the Approved information for a person making a First Request for voluntary assisted dying booklet
  2. Decide if they are going to accept or refuse the First Request
  3. Inform the patient of their decision
  4. Complete and submit the First Request Form to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Board
  5. Document key information in the patient’s medical record
 
Participation in the voluntary assisted dying process must, at all times, comply with the Act. The Western Australian Voluntary Assisted Dying Guidelines have been developed by WA Health to support compliance with the Act by assisting health professionals to understand the Act and their roles and responsibilities in the voluntary assisted dying process.
 
A suite of further information is available for general practice and patients on the WA Health website, and there is a “Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD)” HealthPathway.
 
WA Primary Health Alliance will continue to work with general practice and other professionals across the health industry and related care sectors, to make sure we all understand our obligations and responsibilities under the WA Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation.
 

 

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New Guides to support people to manage their diabetes in hospital

The Diabetes Health Network’s Integrated Care Working Group and Lived Experience Working Group have collaborated on the development of two new guides that support people to manage their own insulin while in hospital.

The guides support a collaborative partnership between people with diabetes and their hospital care team that focusses on joint decision making and establishing a formal agreement which all parties can follow. They have been developed in consultation with the WA Medical Safety Collaborative and are dedicated to Nancy McKenna and her lifelong advocacy of people’s rights to safely manage their own diabetes in hospital.

 

Services Australia website for more information on how to register patients for the CTG PBS Co-payment.
 
The Australian Government Department of Health has also developed factsheets for health professionals or Aboriginal patients.
 
 

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RACGP supports easier access to medicines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has welcomed changes that will expand the range of health professionals who are able to register eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to a program that affords access to cheaper medicines. The Closing the Gap (CTG) Prescription Benefits Scheme (PBS) Co-payment program was established in 2010 to improve access to affordable PBS medicines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with, or at risk of, chronic disease. Under the new changes now in effect, any PBS prescriber or eligible Aboriginal Health Practitioner can register eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the program. Read more here.

 

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NPS MedicineWise update

NPS MedicineWise are offering a new clinical case study on Heart failure: Supporting patients in the community.



How can you support two different patients with heart failure who present to your pharmacy to achieve the best possible health outcomes?

These free, accredited clinic case studies have been developed in collaboration with the National Heart Foundation of Australia and are available to be worked through online.

Learning outcomes include:
  • Identify common symptoms and signs where heart failure may be suspected and refer patients to their GPs to facilitate early diagnosis
  • Explain the different management approaches for heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction LVEF (HFrEF) and heart failure with preserved LVEF (HFpEF)
  • Describe the use of guideline-recommended medicines to reduce hospitalisation and improve survival for patients with HFrEF
  • Identify and recommend deprescribing medicines which can worsen heart failure
  • Describe how pharmacists can improve outcomes for patients with heart failure through patient education and referral to support services as needed
Please visit the Heart Failure Supporting Patients in the Community website for further information.

 

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Online survey from UWA SAGE Lab and Department of Communities

WA Department of Communities and the UWA Social Care and Ageing (SAGE) Lab are conducting research to explore what people working in communities throughout Western Australia know about the abuse of older people (elder abuse). Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre are also partners to this research project. 

A key part of this research is a survey now available online. This anonymous survey is designed to be completed by anyone who works with, volunteers with, or manages services for older people living at home in Western Australia. This includes staff and volunteers working across a range of sectors, including healthcare, aged care, social services, community organisations, relevant state government agencies, local governments, etc.   The survey does not target elder abuse specialists, rather it aims to gather insights from a wide range of people who encounter older Western Australians during their daily work or volunteering roles. 

This is important research that can inform policy and develop new approaches to support older people and their families living in WA communities. 

The key research objectives include understanding the ‘service journey’ of older people and their caregivers seeking support for this issue. In other words, what do people do when they are experiencing, or are at risk of, abuse (whether financial, emotional, physical, sexual, social, neglect) or know someone who is? Where do they go for help? Do service providers have knowledge or tools to be able to identify abuse? What resources, training, referral pathways or support are needed to help service providers when they encounter cases of abuse? 

Your support is vital to the success of this research process. Please would you consider the following actions:
  1. Completing the survey yourself (if appropriate to your role)
  2. Distributing the survey link to frontline staff, volunteers and managers in your organisation
  3. Distributing the survey link to other people in your networks who may want to participate. 
The online survey can be accessed here, and if you have any questions about this research, please contact study manager Dr Catriona Stevens by email catriona.stevens@uwa.edu.au or phone 08 6488 7636. 

For information on elder abuse and neglect visit the Elder Abuse and Neglect pathway, on the HealthPathways WA site .

 

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Ageism Online Learning Module 

WA Country Health Service and WA Primary Health Alliance have created an online learning module to help address ageism and shift ageist beliefs. 

The 60-minute module will help you identify, understand and challenge ageist beliefs and behaviours as they occur in your home, workplace or community. 

After completing the module, you will be able to: 

  • define ageism 
  • identify ageist beliefs and behaviours 
  • identify common stereotypes about ageing and older people 
  • understand how ageism impacts older people 
  • identify ways in which ageism can be challenged and positive ageing promoted 
  • commit to taking action in personal, family and work life to promote a more positive culture towards ageing. 

The module is appropriate for all levels of staff working across the continuum of care in health and for any community members. 

Visit the Ageism Online Learning Module webpage for further information or click here to start completing the module. 

 
 
 

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Practice Assist Resource Library

As part of our support for general practices, Practice Assist maintains a library of useful resources in our Practice Assist Resource Library. These resources range across different topics from GP Accreditation, Practice Incentives Program, to the latest in resources around COVID-19.
 
Here are some of our new and updated resources:
 

COVID-19 Resources

Digital Health

Medicare


If you have an idea for a new resource or feedback on our current resources, please email practiceassist@wapha.org.au with ideas and comments.
 

 

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Health Promotion Events

World Hepatitis Day is on 28 July

On the 28 July each year, World Hepatitis Day brings the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change.
In Australia, the national World Hepatitis Day campaign is coordinated by Hepatitis Australia.
World Hepatitis Day campaign launched | World Hepatitis Alliance
The aim of World Hepatitis Day in Australia is to mobilise national action on the elimination of viral hepatitis in
Australia through a coordinated response.

World Hepatitis Day 2021 in Australia will align with the global theme, which is 'Hep Can't Wait'.

If you would like more information about World Hepatitis Day in Australia please email the Hepatitis Australia office.

Hepatitis Australia is establishing regular network meetings for national organisations who are interested in participating in World Hepatitis Day activity in Australia. For more information about joining the World Hepatitis Day National Network please contact them by sending an email or contacting the hepatitis Australia office on 02 6232 4257



 

Welcome to the TADPole Education Program: Alcohol and drug issues in general practice

The Treating Alcohol and Drugs in Primary Care (TADPole) program is funded by the WA Primary Health Care Alliance (WAPHA) with the primary aim of increasing the capacity of the WA primary care workforce to provide alcohol and drug treatment and support.

The team at Edith Cowan University of WA drug and alcohol specialists have developed educational resources to enhance the skills of GPs looking after patients with common alcohol and other drug problems, e.g. alcohol dependence, benzodiazepines and methamphetamine use. Please visit the TadPole website for more information.

They would like to offer you the opportunity of having a small group education session in your practice. This is free and qualifies for RACGP CPD points. The facilitator (an addiction specialist or a GP with a special interest in addiction) will give a short presentation about alcohol or other drug topics of interest followed by 30 minutes to talk through case studies or any concerns you have about your patients.

They will supply lunch/snacks and accreditation for 2 RACGP CPD points in the 2020-2022 triennium.

Interested?

  • Choose one hour between 12 and 2pm or 5:30 to 6:30pm, Tuesday through Friday.
  • Choose two topics of interest. See over page.
  • Email SIRCH@ecu.edu.au and we will get back to you to confirm arrangements.
View the flyer here for more information.


 

Australian Digital Health Agency Events and Updated Virtual Classrooms

The Australian Digital Health Agency offers a range of training and events on digital health, My Health Record, electronic prescribing and more. To view upcoming events and training please click here or you can view archived webinars here
 

Updated direct links to our Virtual Classroom Sessions

Clinician Vaccine Integrated Platform (CVIP) education for health care providers - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5019353458515862544?source=Bulletin
My Health Record - Aged Care Case Study - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3872559532941310480?source=Bulletin
My Health Record - Aged Care Overview - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/57404817651062798?source=Bulletin
Best Practice - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3857636958320592911?source=Bulletin
MedicalDirector - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6809952122708877838?source=Bulletin
Genie - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8457278926377506063?source=Bulletin
Zedmed - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/156372955971182863?source=Bulletin
Communicare - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6671839170209579792?source=Bulletin
Fred IT - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1212582520121997324?source=Bulletin
National Provider Portal (NPP) - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/997648884662246413?source=Bulletin
Practice Manager - Compliance Sessions - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5633297659491090959?source=bulletin
Pharmacy staff - Compliance Sessions - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2980360823403132174?source=bulletin
Data Quality - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7663421635518834191?source=Bulletin



 

Webinar: Lipids in the limelight - clinical update on screening and management

Thursday 29 July 2021, 8pm (AEST)
 
In partnership with the World Heart Federation, the Heart Foundation will be hosting an interactive clinical webinar on Thursday 29 July to explore the latest evidence around screening and management of high cholesterol for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduction.
 
High cholesterol contributes to over a third of coronary heart disease burden. Despite well-established evidence supporting the benefits of cholesterol lowering for the prevention of CVD, many patients fail to meet their lipid targets.
 
During the webinar, the global expert panel will explore the practical implementation of emerging evidence as well as tools and resources that can help improve the delivery of preventative CVD assessments in primary care. To register for the webinar, click here and complete the online form.

 

Diabesity Masterclass 2021, via zoom over 12 weeks

Mondays, 7pm-8.30pm, from August 2 to October 25 2021
 
The Diabesity Masterclass 2021 is for general practitioners, practice and community nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, psychologists, podiatrists and diabetes educators.
 
The series is facilitated by Western Sydney Diabetes, Blacktown Metabolic and Weightloss Clinic, Western Sydney LHD/PHN, Hunter New England LHD/PHN, Nepean Blue Mountains LHD/PHN and South West Sydney LHD/PHN.
 
Register for this free event here and be kept informed with program updates. For enquiries, email wslhd-wsdiabetes@health.nsw.gov.au
 
 


Coming up soon...... 

National Pain Week July 22-28
Crazy Hair Day July 26
Donate Life Week July 28 - August 4
World Hepatitis Day July 28
World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7
Jeans for Genes Day August 2



 

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Education and training

Visit our Webinars & Workshops page at www.practiceassist.com.au for the events calendar.


Webinars & Workshops

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Primary Care
Presented BY ASHM
Saturday 24 July
Talking about suicide in General Practice
Presented by Black Dog Institute
Wednesday 11 August
General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) Perth 2021
Presented by Reed Exhibitions
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 July
Making better use of your medical records for decisions, care and quality improvement
Presented by RACGP
Thursday 12 August
Understanding compliance requirements for accessing My Health Record - practical tips for Practice Managers
Presented by Australian Digital Health Agency
Tuesday 27 July (other multiple dates available)
Paediatric eczema, allergy and asthma update for Primary Care Nurses WA
Presented by Perth Children’s Hospital
Saturday 21 August
Lipids in the limelight: Clinical update on screening & management
Presented by Heart Foundation
Thursday 29 July 
Cervical Screening for nurses
Presented by Sexual Head Quarters (SHQ)
24 & 25 August
Introduction to Sexual and Reproductive Health
Presented by ASHM
Thursday 29 July
Become a rural GP: In conversation with Rural Generalists
Presented By RACGP
Tuesday 31 August
Optimizing Care Series
Presented by ASHM
Saturday 31 July, 14 August & 28 August
2021 Wound Management Workshops: Rural
Presented by Clinical Design Solutions
Multiple dates (rural WA)
Woman Ageing Well - GP's role in supporting healthy ageing in women
Presented by RACGP
Tuesday 3 August
Rural Health Webinar Series - The assessment and management of toxicological emergencies
Presented by RACGP
Thursday 2 September
PATHFINDER: Early career GP conference 2021
Presented by RACGP
Saturday 7 August
Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences: VIRTUAL
Presented by ASHM
Monday 6 to Thursday 9 September



 

  



 

 































 


Online Training

Foundations of Spirometry in Primary Health Care
Presented by APNA
Keeping your practice COVID-safe
Presented by RACGP
GP Framework for Child Mental Health Assessment
Presented by Emerging Minds
 
High-quality health records to support patient care
Presented by RACGP
Diabetes in Practice for Nurses
Presented by Diabetes Qualified
Medico-legal concerns and My Health Record
Presented by RACGP
Electronic Prescribing online training
Presented by ADHA
Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Ageing online program
Presented by APNA
RACGP webinar - Phone and Video consultations
Presented by RACGP
Safety Through Reporting
Presented by Department of Health & TGA




 
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