Practice Connect #140

17 March 2022

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


PA-Icon-3-(5).JPG   COVID-19 Updates 



Transition to national PPE distribution system

From 24 March 2022, all PPE orders from general practices which qualify for Living with COVID PPE Bundles from the National Medical Stockpile will be dispatched through a national distribution system. This will be overseen by the Australian Government Department of Health and run by DHL.
This change will support a more streamlined approach to PPE distribution and provide greater visibility of stock tracking and delivery via a national distribution centre.
WA Primary Health Alliance’s role will be to receive and validate orders, then release them into the national ordering system.

How to submit an order in the interim

General practices should continue to submit orders using their organisation’s personalised link to the WA Primary Health Alliance PPE order form. If you cannot find your personalised link, please email

How to submit an order under the new system

There will be no change to the way in which general practices submit their orders.

However, the form will be updated as general practices must now include the Provider ID numbers of relevant general practitioners managing COVID positive patients for whom the PPE is sought. These numbers will be used by the Australian Government Department of Health to ensure correct allocations of PPE.

Processing and delivery

WA Primary Health Alliance will validate orders before releasing them into the national system within 24 to 48 hours of receipt, or the following business day for orders received after 12pm on a Friday.
DHL will email a purchase order confirmation that general practices can use to track their order. Delivery timelines will vary depending on location.
You can continue to send any queries to and, if necessary, we will escalate these to the Australian Government Department of Health.
Read the fact sheet on the new process, including confirmation of which general practitioners are eligible for Living with COVID Bundles, here.



New COVID-19 resources to assist general practice staff and administration teams

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge general practices, this week the Practice Assist team has been focusing on useful resources to assist practice staff and administration teams.
We recently heard from a practice manager in Victoria who had to double her practice’s administration support staff to manage the increased operational demands during a sustained outbreak. To find out more, view the recording of our webinar about Practice Preparedness for COVID - Lessons from the East Coast.
In response to the anticipated increased workload, we have developed a new cheat sheet with COVID-19 Tips for GP Administration Teams and a simple one-page document outlining a range of COVID-19 Links to Useful Resources for practice staff.
It is also important to remember that every challenge or change is an opportunity for quality improvement in your practice to support accreditation and enhance administration systems.
If you would like further information or coaching on quality improvement activities in your practice, please reach out to our Practice QI Coaches by emailing or calling 1800 2 ASSIST (1800 2 277 478).





Providing COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound patients

Have you or your practice team identified patients who are homebound and haven’t received their COVID-19 vaccinations?

Homebound people have been identified as a vulnerable cohort who are at considerable risk of contracting COVID-19 and they have limited access to the COVID-19 vaccination program.

People are deemed to be homebound when they are unable to leave their home environment as a result of physical or psychological illness.

Your practice may currently provide telehealth services and/or home visits to homebound patients or they may use a proxy to attend the practice on their behalf.

Click here for detailed information.

If your practice cannot assist with providing COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound patients, they can request assistance from the WA Department of Health by submitting the COVID-19 Vaccination: Further Assistance Required online form or emailing




GP Respiratory Clinics available to see your symptomatic patients face-to-face

As the WA health sector responds to the increase of COVID-19 infections in the community, GP Respiratory Clinics (GPRCs) are available to see your symptomatic or COVID positive patients (both adults and children) face-to-face and via telehealth.

This may be a good option if your practice cannot see them safely, reducing the risk of infection to staff and other patients. It also provides an option for COVID positive telehealth patients that you think may need a face-to-face examination that cannot be done at your practice.

Read more and book an appointment here



COVID- 19 HealthPathways Updates


HealthPathways WA is a secure web-based portal with information on patient assessment, management, and referral pathways to assist clinicians in navigating patients through the complex primary, community and acute health care system in Western Australia. The pathways are developed by General Practitioners (GPs) to be used during consultation but can also be utilised by other health professionals. 

COVID-19 Practice Management pathway has now been incorporated into the COVID-19 PPE, Infection Control, and Exposure Response pathway

The ‘COVID-19 Practice Management’ pathway has been incorporated into the updated ‘COVID-19 PPE, Infection Control, and Exposure Response’ pathway.
This pathway has been created with input from infection control and public health subject matter experts, and contains information applicable to both practice management and individual clinicians, including:  
  • General infection control requirements (e.g., practice set-up, patient and staff flow, protecting vulnerable staff and patients)
  • Guidance on appropriate selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Considerations for face-to-face consultations for patients with infectious symptoms
  • Considerations for home visits for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • Advice on responding to a staff exposure in the practice or community
  • Advice on responding to a staff member or patient having been infectious in the practice

Feedback can be provided on all pathways using the “Send Feedback” button at the bottom of each page. To access HealthPathways, please email the HealthPathways team at



COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program Update – Updated Vaccine Comparison poster

The Videos and Resources section of the COVID-19 Vaccination Training Program Dashboard have been updated with a revised Vaccine Comparison Poster to include information related to Moderna (SPIKEVAX) (Ages 6 – 11 years).
The poster provides key differences between each COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Australia as per the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) Guidelines.
Log into the training modules here to access this updated resource




Vaccine Operations Centre (VOC) – change of opening hours

Please be aware that the COVID-19 Vaccine Operations Centre (VOC) opening hours have changed.
VOC is now open from 7:00am – 9:00pm AEDT (7 days).
Ph: 1800 318 208



New decision aid: Should my child get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) have released a new COVID-19 vaccine decision aid for children (5–15 years). This has been developed to help parents and carers make a decision about getting a COVID-19 vaccine for their child. 

Through five simple steps, the COVID-19 vaccine decision aid for children (5–15) offers information about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the available vaccines to help parents weigh up the risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination for children.

Healthcare providers are encouraged to use this tool during consultations with patients to support discussions about COVID-19 vaccination in children. 

Also still available is the COVID-19 vaccine decision aid (16+ years).

Access the COVID-19 vaccine decision aids here



Temporary telehealth arrangements for allied health providers treating Veteran card holders

On 16 January 2022, the Australian Government announced the re-introduction of certain temporary telehealth items to the Medicare Benefits Schedule to ensure healthcare providers have additional flexibility to safely support their patients during the Omicron outbreak.

In line with this decision, DVA has re-introduced temporary telehealth arrangements for allied health providers delivering initial and extended consultations to eligible Veteran Card holders between 1 January and 30 June 2022.  These arrangements are a temporary change to the permanent telehealth services introduced on 1 January 2022.

Read more here     




Vaccination stickers for your practice

WA Primary Health Alliance has produced vaccination stickers that we are sending to general practices. This is to let people entering your premises know that your staff are fully vaccinated, and to encourage your patients and other visitors to get vaccinated, if they are not already. The stickers can be easily removed, when no longer required. We hope you find these useful.
For additional supplies, please contact




Additional free RATs for Western Australians

Millions of free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will be given to Western Australians for free as part of the WA Free RAT Program.

RATs will be automatically sent to people who previously registered to have their first five free tests delivered. 

Read more




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Digital Health - 'How To Series' - Telehealth (new)

In our last edition of Practice Connect, we discussed the new Digital Health - 'How To Series' available by visiting our  Digital Health Toolkit  webpage.
Each fortnight we will upload, videos, imagery and written information on all the important Digital Health tools. All you have to do is click here choose what way you want to learn more.
This fortnight we are fully focused on Telehealth. You will find written information as well as videos on everything to do with Telehealth. We have pulled together an FAQ on Telehealth so if you have a specific question, we are sure it will be answered there, if it is not please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss further.
As this ‘how to’ series is new to WAPHA we would love to hear your feedback, especially on if you find the information useful and if so, what medium do you prefer it in. You can email us with your feedback or any questions you may have on



Healthdirect Video Call COVID- 19 GP Program Extension

Learnings from colleagues on the east coast have indicated that using telehealth services during the pandemic has been critical for the health care of their patients, and the business continuity of their practice. If you are not telehealth enabled please contact our Digital Health Team or see the Digital Health resources below.

The Department of Health has extended the healthdirect Video Call COVID- 19 GP Program to 30 June 2022.

This provides free Video Call access for general practitioners working in private practice and/or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs).

  • For GPs in private practice wanting to start using the service, please register your practice. For GPs in ACCHOs wanting to start using the service, please register for access.
  • RACGP CPD accredited training in healthdirect Video Call is available for your practice (see below).

RACGP Accredited Training

In collaboration with the RACGP, Healthdirect Australia is offering CPD courses that support GPs and Practice Managers to use Video Call more confidently and effectively. The following free courses are run by Healthdirect’s RACGP Education Activity Representatives:

  • Essential Video Call training 1 hour 2 CPD points for RACGP or 1 hour ACCRM credit

This module is for GPs new to Video Call and covers the basic functionality of the platform. The course will also suit Practice Managers who may be implementing telehealth into their practice workflows. Register here for essential training

  • Advanced Video Call training 1 hour 2 CPD points for RACGP or 1 hour ACCRM credit

This module covers more advanced use of the platform. The course will also suit Practice Managers and anyone interested in how Video Call can reshape the provision of services to patients or clients. Register here for advanced training

Please contact the healthdirect Video Call team if you have any questions.



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2022 Government-funded Influenza Immunisation Program -  Vaccine Pre-allocation & Ordering Information

Please review the following information that has been emailed to practices this week:

Seasonal influenza vaccination in 2022

For information on the 2022 WA Influenza vaccination program, please visit Immunisation provider information and resources website for our most recent Vaccine Update. 

Ordering and distribution of government-funded influenza vaccines in 2022

General information:

  • Influenza vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) will become available to providers once the vaccines are released for distribution by the manufacturers and the Australian Government.
  • The timing of the availability of NIP influenza vaccines may differ to that of privately purchased influenza vaccines.
  • There will be sufficient quantities of vaccine for all persons eligible for government-funded influenza vaccination in WA.
  • It is advised that influenza vaccination clinics should be scheduled after your practice has received enough vaccine doses.
  • Providers should review their storage capacity for 2022 influenza vaccines and determine if additional storage needs to be arranged. Vaccines should be stored between + 2°C and + 8°C and in their original packaging to protect them from light and temperature changes, in accordance with the National Vaccine Storage Guidelines 'Strive for 5'
Pre-allocation of Fluad® Quad:
     - Following the success of the influenza vaccine pre-allocation process in 2021, the DoH will be pre-allocating Fluad® Quad in 2022.
     - Fluad® Quad will be pre-allocated for a one-week period to ensure initial equitable distribution to all providers. This is currently planned to commence the week beginning Monday 28 March 2022, noting this date is subject to change pending vaccine availability.
  • Providers were emailed a short survey last week (this email was sent from, requiring them to review their pre-allocation to ensure doses do not exceed their refrigerator storage capacity or estimated initial vaccine usage. The pre-allocation response deadline has now passed. Practices that did not respond to the survey will be able to order flu vaccines as needed from 6th April on a weekly basis.
  • We remind providers that the number of pre-allocated doses is only for the initial week of distribution, and that they will able to order more Fluad® Quad on a weekly basis thereafter.
  • 2022 seasonal influenza vaccines for other age groups will not be pre-allocated due to the lower demand for these vaccines.
  • Non-influenza vaccines will not be available for ordering during the pre-allocation period (30 March to 6 April). Please ensure that you place orders for your non-influenza vaccines before COB 22 March. Deliveries for these vaccines will commence the week following pre-allocation.

After the pre-allocation period in 2022

  • Following the one-week Fluad® Quad pre-allocation period, providers will be able to order all influenza vaccines on a weekly basis via Onelink.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to protecting Western Australians from influenza.

View the 2022 Influenza vaccine ordering and distribution schedule for further information.



New Fact sheet: Influenza Vaccines for Australians

The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) have released a new Influenza Vaccines for Australians fact sheet that provides information for immunisation providers on seasonal influenza vaccines that are available in Australia in 2022.
Topics covered include:

  • ATAGI advice
  • Transmission and clinical features of the disease
  • Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of influenza
  • Recommendations on who should be vaccinated
  • 2022 Influenza Vaccine information, dosage and administration
  • Co-administration with other vaccines
  • Vaccine safety information

This fact sheet can be used in conjunction with the NCIRS fact sheet Influenza Vaccines – Frequently Asked Questions which provides responses to common questions about influenza viruses and seasonal influenza vaccines.



Register for the online WA Department of Health 2022 Influenza Update

The Communicable Disease Control Directorate (CDCD) Immunisation Program invites all WA immunisation providers to attend the 2022 WA Influenza Update.

The session will cover a general overview of the influenza disease trends and vaccine. You will also learn about the WA Health 2022 state-wide community Influenza vaccination program, vaccine brands, vaccine ordering processes, and promotional activities.

All immunisation providers delivering influenza vaccines in both the public and private sectors are welcome.

The session is free and conducted virtually, next Wednesday 23 March (8.30am to 11.00am AWST)  via Microsoft Teams. Register here



Expressions of Interest sought for General Practice Advisory Committee

The General Practice Education program at Cancer Council WA is committed to providing valuable education experiences to all primary care health professionals in Western Australia (WA). They are currently seeking additional representation on their General Practice Advisory Committee.
The General Practice Advisory Committee comprises of a diverse range of members including General Practitioners, and representatives from the WA Clinical Oncology Group, WA Primary Health Alliance, and Cancer Council WA’s Palliative and Supportive Care Education program. The committee acts in a consultative and collaborative manner to inform, guide and support the development and delivery of cancer education activities for primary care health professionals.
Expressions of interest are sought from primary care health professionals (including Practice Nurses, GPs, allied health professionals, consumers, and peak body representatives who have a special interest in cancer and can commit to seasonal meetings, and correspondence between meetings)
To express your interest in being part of the Cancer Council WA General Practice Advisory Committee, please submit an Expression of Interest form by Monday 25 April.
They are are particularly hoping to hear from people who can provide a voice for regional WA or who work with particular priority groups such as:

  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse people
  •  LGBQTI+ people

Click here to complete submit an expression of interest form.
Questions? For further information please contact Kate Alford, General Practice Education Coordinator at Cancer Council WA by email via



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Coeliac Awareness Week

Iron deficient patients? It could be coeliac disease


It's Coeliac Awareness Week (CAW 2022) from 13-20 March 2022, and this year we are shining a light on the little-known link between iron deficiency and coeliac disease.

Coeliac disease is a common cause of iron deficiency, estimated to affect 1 in 20 cases of low iron in men and women. Yet many people remain unaware of this life-changing link, or that iron deficiency should always be investigated further by a healthcare professional.

That’s why CAW 2022 is encouraging people with iron deficiency or those with related symptoms, such as lethargy, migraines, headaches or poor concentration, to seek medical advice and ask the question: Could it be coeliac disease?  
It’s a question that we’re also asking healthcare professionals to consider. 1 in 70 Australians are estimated to have coeliac disease, but a staggering 4 out of 5 are estimated to still remain undiagnosed. Early diagnosis of coeliac disease can have profound impact on a person’s quality of life and reduces the risk of long-term health complications such as osteoporosis or lymphoma.

  • Learn more here about the link between coeliac disease and iron deficiency
  • Iron deficiency and coeliac disease healthcare professional resources and video available here
  • Sign up for FREE to access the latest information from Coeliac Australia: Coeliac Australia has a range of online healthcare professional tools and resources here



NPS MedicineWise update

Has your practice considered MedicineInsight from NPS MedicineWise?

MedicineInsight is a data program that aims to support quality improvement in general practice, while also providing a national pool of deidentified data to support effective post-market surveillance of medicines. 

MedicineInsight was established by NPS MedicineWise with funding from the Commonwealth and is free to general practices Australia wide.
The program draws de-identified, longitudinal data from consenting practices.  Data is pooled and made available to participating practices in useful clinical summary reports.  The reports give GPs insights into prescribing patterns at local, regional and national levels, supporting quality improvement in healthcare decisions and improved patient outcomes.
If you are interested in finding out more about MedicineInsight, further information is available on the NPS MedicineWise website  or by contacting Nicole Humphrey on 08 6272 4921 (email 




Toolkit-(1).jpg   Practice Assist Tool Kit (Resource Library)

pink under construction sign - Google Search | Construction signs,  Construction quotes, Under constructionOur Resource Library page and accompanying resources are currently under review and integration into our Toolkit pages on our Practice Assist website.

The Tool Kit provides useful fact sheets, user guides, checklists, business plans, posters and other resources covering all aspects of the day-to-day operations of successful general practices. 

Please see below links for quick reference with assisting you to view our Toolkit pages where you will find our most current and available  resources.

Recently published resources:

COVID-19 Resources

Digital Health

Video - How To Series

Fact Sheets - How To Series

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



Webinar-1.jpg    Education & Events 


Featured Events & Training 



COVID-19 and pregnancy update - Part 1

Thursday 17 March (7pm to 8pm AWST)
Join obstetrician Dr Michael Gannon for an update on pregnancy and the impacts of COVID-19.
  • risks to pregnant women from COVID-19
  • how the virus affects pregnant women and their babies
  • the short- and long-term sequelae of infection
  • vaccine efficacy and safety for pregnant women and their babies
  • breastfeeding with COVID-19
  • COVID-19 and trying to conceive including IVF treatment
  • tips for improving vaccination rates in the pregnant population, and women trying to conceive
  • tips for counselling patients when it comes to vaccination and COVID-19
There is an opportunity for a Q&A session with Dr Gannon.
Register here
2 RACGP CPD points


How hospitals and GPs can safely care for maternity patients - Part 2

Wednesday 23 March (6.30pm to 7.30pm AWST) 

  • Adapting existing models of care to accommodate the impact of COVID-19
  • Tips for GPs to deliver safe care.
  • Changes to antenatal schedule to include telehealth
  • Tips for telehealth and face-to-face GP antenatal appointments.
  • Postnatal support for mothers
  • COVID-19 related GP support pathways for escalation of care, demonstration of HealthPathways
  • Using the National Women Held Pregnancy Record (NWHPR) in the context of health systems changes due to high case numbers of COVID-19 in the community.
 There is an opportunity for a Q&A session with the presenters.
Register here
2 RACGP CPD points

2022 Influenza and COVID-19 Clinical Update

Tuesday 22 March  (4.30pm)

Seqirus Educational Events is hosting a 2022 Influenza & COVID-19 update to discuss what influenza and COVID-19 will look like for Australia in 2022.

Presenters include: 
  • Dr Richard Webby: Director World Health 4.30pmOrganization Collaborating Centre for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds, Infectious Diseases Department St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital USA
  • Associate Professor Paul Griffin: Infectious diseases physician and clinical microbiologist Mater Health Services Brisbane
  • Professor Steven Tong: Infectious diseases physician Royal Melbourne Hospital, Co-Head translational and clinical research discipline at the Doherty Institute. 
Register here
(Access code FLEM22)

Register for the online WA Department of Health 2022 Influenza Update

Wednesday 23 March (8:30 AM – 11:00 AM AWST)

The Communicable Disease Control Directorate (CDCD) Immunisation Program invites all WA immunisation providers to attend the 2022 WA Influenza Update.

The session will cover a general overview of the influenza disease trends and vaccine. You will also learn about the WA Health 2022 state-wide community Influenza vaccination program, vaccine brands, vaccine ordering processes, and promotional activities.

All immunisation providers delivering influenza vaccines in both the public and private sectors are welcome.

The session is free and conducted virtually, via Microsoft Teams.

Register here

Register for the Influenza Masterclass 2022

Wednesday 23 March (3.00PM – 6.00PM AWST)

The Immunisation Coalition invites you to attend the Influenza Masterclass 2022.
Join Prof Robert Booy and a panel of Australian experts as they discuss:

  • Influenza complications in cardiovascular disease
  • 2022 Flu season and potential for co-infection with COVID-19
  • Effectiveness of enhance vaccines
  • Practical strategies for improving vaccination coverage
  • Vaccine development and characteristics of high-dose vaccine
  • Efficacy and effectiveness of influenza vaccination against influenza

Register here

Alcohol & Other Drug Network - a Project ECHO Initiative

Session Two

On Thursday 24 March 2022, from 6 – 7:30pm, the Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD)Network commences their second session.

If you have an interest in:

  • strategies to talk to patients about alcohol and drug concerns when they have not disclosed use
  • using screening and brief intervention techniques
  • motivational interviewing

then this Network meeting is for you.

Dr Wendy Lawrence, Addiction Medicine Specialist and General Practitioner at The Mental Health Commission and North Metropolitan Community Alcohol and Drug Service, will lead the presentation on Starting the Conversation with Patients

Participants then have an opportunity to present a real-life case and to ask peers questions on the best evidence based approach to helping complex alcohol and other drug cases. If you have a question for like-minded peers and AOD subject matter experts, let us know in the registration and we will contact you.

Please Register here

Registrations are open for the remainder of the series. Sessions are held in a drop-in format every fourth Thursday of the month, for 75 minutes.

Eligible attendees of the peer learning program will receive CPD points recognised with RACGP and ACRRM.

Please visit the Project Page for more information or contact Project ECHO Officer, Isobel Storey, at for queries or questions.

RACGP Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) GP Education Program

Applications for Treatment Skills and Advanced Skills are closing. Treatment Skills applications close on the 31 March 2022, and Advanced Skills applications close on the 21 March 2022. GPs can apply directly from the AOD homepage. There are a limited number of spaces available. GPs then have up until July 2022 to complete the training. This is the last opportunity for GPs to apply for training and receive a grant payment on completion.
WA Program registration and completion data
Please find attached the Program registration and completion data for WA participants, as of March 2022. Please sort by postcode to identify GPs in your region. GPs consent to having their registration information shared with the PHNs when they register for the Program. Refer to the Treatment Skills and Advanced Skills Terms and conditions. Please do not share this information with third parties.

NPS MedicineWise – Youth Mental Health

NPS MedicineWise continue to offer convenient ways to access their free, evidence based clinical education with topics to support best practice care.
An NPS MedicineWise Educational Visitor will be in Broome 22 to 25  March to deliver their topic on Youth Mental Health to local GPs.
Mental health and young people: opportunities to empower and engage

Book here 

This program is designed to help GPs assess people aged 16–24 years who present with psychological distress, and discuss medicines and non-medicine management options for depression and anxiety disorders.

The educational visit will focus on how to engage with young people to empower them and increase their autonomy, and support informed decision-making. The visit will consider psychosocial assessment, safety planning, the role for medicines, monitoring and review of agreed management options and the role for family and other supports. 

NPS MedicineWise educational visits are recognised by the RACGP & ACRRM CPD programs and available as:
  • One-on-one discussion: 30-minute in-practice discussion for GPs, tailored to individual learning needs.
  • Virtual visit: covid safe via video call.
  • Small-group: 1-hour in-practice meeting for up to 10 health professionals (GPs, pharmacists and nurses).
All visits will comply with current state and territory regulations for social distancing.

NPS MedicineWise are funded by the Commonwealth to promote evidence based health information, to support informed health decisions and the quality use of medicines.  Visit for more information.

The Immunisation Coalition’s 2022 Influenza Vaccination Webinar

Wednesday 30 March (3.00pm WST)

The Immunisation Coalition’s annual update on Influenza Vaccination for GPs, Immunisation Nurses, Pharmacists, and other immunisation professionals.
This webinar provides the latest information on influenza vaccines for 2022, as well as everything you need to know about influenza vaccination during the pandemic.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
a.  Describe the challenges of epidemiology and public health and relevant to Influenza
b.  Examine the topic of preparedness for the current projections about the presence of influenza in Australia
c.  Identify the factors associated with Influenza vaccination according to the current ATAGI recommendations and the NIP
d.  Describe the latest information about the efficacy and clinical considerations regarding vaccination for Influenza
e.  Identify the clinical considerations and practical administration of influenza

Register here

Living with COVID-19 – Katrina Otto webinar recordings

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) is delighted to share the learning content of the three Living with COVID-19 Webinars that were hosted by dynamic presenter Katrina Otto in the early months of this year.
Within these sessions, Katrina addressed topics that were highlighted by practices in the recent WAPHA practice survey and discussions with practice managers. See below for the individual session topics and the links to their recording.

Webinar 1: Setting up your team for success in challenging times

  • Supporting practices through change
  • Strengthening your team to manage tough times
  • Self-care
  • Effective communication
Webinar 2 - COVID Vaccination Planning in a Community Spread Environment
  • Identifying and contacting eligible patients: 2nd/3rd dose
  • Workflow planning and practice for workforce
  • Vaccination aftercare
Webinar 3 - Using digital health for business continuity  
  • Telehealth – MBS Billing
  • Embedding digital aids into practice
  • Patient communication options

More details on our presenter and the course she delivers can be found here:
For more events you may be interested in, see our website for all upcoming events. This calendar is updated regularly so keep your eyes peeled!

Living with COVID-19: Getting back to immunisation business as usual - webinar recording now available

A recording of this National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) webinar is now available.

How do we get to immunisation business as usual while living with SARS-CoV-2?

Watch the recording of the first NCIRS webinar to hear from our expert speakers on:

  • an update on Australian COVID‑19 vaccine recommendations
  • vaccine and infection immunity duration – where are we headed?     
  • new COVID-19 vaccines – do we need to change our strategy in response to new variants?
  • COVID-19, routine immunisation and emerging from the pandemic

View the webinar here



Other Webinars, Events & Workshops

BreastScreen WA mobile visit CARNARVON
Presented by BreastScreen WA
16 March to 11 April

Advance care planning - The important role of health professionals
Presented by Palliative Care Australia
21 March 

Culturally Responsive Care and Hepatitis B
Presented by ASHM
22 March

Shifting the focus: the pandemic and children – two years on
Presented by The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
22 March

Bringing the ‘social’ into mental health
Presented by Hobart Mental Health Professionals' Network
29 March

C the Whole Story: Hepatitis C in Homelessness, AOD, and Mental Health Settings  
Presented by ASHM
1 April

STI and BBV Nursing: Management and Care
Presented by ASHM
4, 5, 11 & 12 April

Hepatitis B Case Discussion
Presented by ASHM
6 April

BreastScreen WA mobile visit to Geraldton
Presented by BreastScreen WA
13 April to 17 October
GP Education Evening - Melanoma Institute Australia
Presented by Melanoma Institute Australia
28 April

2022 Wound Management Workshops: Metro
Presented by Clinical Design Solutions
Multiple Dates

2022 Wound Management Workshops: Regional
Presented by Clinical Design Solutions
Multiple Dates

Practice Owners National Conference registrations are open
Presented by RACGP
14 to 15 May

2022 ACNP National Conference: Inspiring Future Growth for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice
Presented by ANCP
13-15 October 


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