Practice Connect #170

18 May 2023

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

Acknowledgement of Country 

WA Primary Health Alliance acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Elders of this country and recognises the significant importance of their cultural heritage, values and beliefs and how these contribute to the positive health and wellbeing of the whole community.

Throughout this newsletter, the term 'Aboriginal' is used to refer to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, unless stated otherwise.



Strengthening Medicare General Practice Grants Program


Strengthening Medicare – General Practice Grants Program: important update for practices at Step 2 & 3

Over 88% of eligible practices have now completed Step 1 of the GP Grants process. If your practice is at stage 2 or 3 of applying for a grant, the information below is important to help ensure your application can be processed as quickly as possible.

A total of 616 practices are completing or have completed Step 2
and registered as a supplier in the WA Primary Health Alliance
(WAPHA) ASPIRE system. 

We encourage practices at this stage to aim for completion of step 2 by Friday 19 May to allow time to prepare your GP Grant Application and Agreement using your newly registered supplier details.
Missing or incomplete information entered within your supplier registration will delay the process of your application. Please follow the instructions in the relevant manual carefully when completing your registration.  

If you have registered and had your registration approved, you are able to log into aspire using your email address as your username and a password of your creation and edit all fields except your bank account details. We encourage practices to review the details entered against the required fields in the manuals provided.

The first group of practices have started to receive the invitation
to submit their GP Grant Application & Agreement within our
ASPIRE system. The invitation will look like the below image.


Practices should click on the link to “Create Response” found at
the bottom of the notification email from ASPIRE to complete
their online Application and Grant Agreement
within the ASPIRE system.


Practices should refer to the GP Grant:
Application  Process Manual
to help them complete
their application.

Need more help?

The GP Grants Support Team is offering dedicated 20-minute sessions to practices that are currently completing:

  • Step 2: Supplier Registration within the WA Primary Health Alliance ASPIRE System 
  • Step 3: Complete your GP Grant application in ASPIRE.

Please contact Practice Assist on 1800 2 ASSIST (1800 2 277 478) or email to book a time with the team. 


About the Grants and the application process

As part of the Australia Government’s Strengthening Medicare – General Practice Grants Program, one-off grants of $25,000, $35,000 or $50,000 will be available to eligible* general practices to make improvements to expand patient access and support safe, and accessible, quality primary care. 

Since the 24 April launch, WAPHA has contacted all eligible Medicare general practices about the GP Grants Program to confirm their intent to apply.

If your practice is eligible to receive a GP Grant and you have not been contacted by WAPHA via the address, please contact the Practice Assist team on 1800 2 ASSIST (1800 2 277 478) or via  


WAPHA’s GP Grant application process

This involves three steps that eligible practices must complete.

For more information on the GP Grants Program visit the Practice Assist website.

*Medicare general practices, and ACCHS that deliver general practice services and are not owned or operated by a state, territory or local government agency or body. Please note eligible ACCHS will be able to apply for the GP Grants through the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO). 



Primary Sense Update 


Getting Started - Primary Sense Training Resources

Is your practice one of the over 70% of eligible practices that now have Primary Sense installed as your clinical decision support, population health management and data extraction tool?

Designed by GPs, data experts, and researchers, Primary Sense extracts de-identified general practice data and uses evidence-based algorithms to provide GPs with real-time medication alerts, reports, and patient-care prompts. It also provides general practice, and Primary Health Networks (PHNs) with on-demand reporting to help with population health management.

The Practice Assist Primary Sense information page is your source of information and resources to get started using Primary Sense with your practice team.

The Primary Sense Resources section of this page steps out resources, training material and information for each stage you may be at:

Using the resources found on the Practice Assist Primary Sense information page, all members of your practice team can get started today!

If your practice has yet to complete your installation, we encourage you to make contact no later than the end of May 2023 to progress to the final stages and ensure there is no disruption to your PIP QI submissions and payments.

For further support, please connect with your local WA Primary Health Alliance Primary Care Navigator or Quality Improvement Coach via Practice Assist.


Feature - Cultural Awareness & Reconciliation Week


How practices can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia

National Sorry Day - 26 May 

Every year on 26 May, National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 3 Aboriginal children were taken between 1910 and the 1970s, affecting most Aboriginal communities in Australia. These children are referred to as the ‘Stolen Generations’.

Stolen Generations survivors individually have their own painful lived experiences of removal and trauma from effects like living in institutions, being placed in non-Aboriginal homes and being trained to be domestic servants and stockmen for unpaid labour. Children were refused access to their family and culture. The broken cultural, spiritual and family ties affected (and continues to affect) the health and wellbeing of parents and children involved, as well as their broader communities.

Practices should ensure staff are aware of the considerations that should be taken for Aboriginal patients who have been affected.

Healing Foundation GP Fact Sheet, Working with the Stolen Generations: understanding trauma.

For support available to patients in WA, see the Healing Foundation, Support.


National Reconciliation Week May 27 to June 3

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

General Practice can play an active role in supporting reconciliation, which ultimately benefits both the practice and Aboriginal patients.

The WA Health video the Journey of Health and Wellbeing connects our shared histories and the experience of Aboriginal people in the past to the impact in the present, to offer a pathway for our journey together to improve health and wellbeing.

Posters and resources are available through Reconciliation Australia.

Print ready posters and resources are available here.  

See more information about reconciliation and National Reconciliation Week in the multilingual languages on the Translated Resources page

Colour-in pages are available for the younger generation within your practice and can be found here.

Quality Improvement Opportunities - Reconciliation Week

Practices can contribute to Australia’s path to reconciliation by working towards providing culturally responsive healthcare to Aboriginal people.

Refer to the NACCHO RACGP Good Practice tables  which provide practical activities for your whole practice team that are aligned with the 5th edition accreditation standards for General Practice. 

Quality Improvement opportunities:

  • Educate all staff to know the Aboriginal name of the country on which their practice is located
  • Educate staff to understand the importance of asking all patients and accurately documenting Aboriginal status
  • Develop a process for ensuring all clinical staff are familiar with the correct method to capture and record patient ethnicity (including Aboriginal status) within practice software
  • Using Primary Sense reports, implement an activity to track recording of patient ethnicity to underpin targeted care
To help your practice on the journey to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people, contact Practice Assist to connect with your Primary Care Navigator or QI Coach.




Supporting effective, culturally safe primary healthcare

Cultural safety is the “outcome of education that enables safe services to be defined as safe by those who receive the service”. It is based on the experience of the recipient of care and involves the effective care of a person from another culture. “Cultural safety is determined by Aboriginal individuals, families and communities. 

Where does your practice sit on the cultural continuum toward cultural safety?

RACGP and National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (NACCHO) have partnered to produce a suite of resources to support practices in their journey toward cultural safety.

Practices that would like to improve the quality of care for Aboriginal patients, including the quality of health checks and follow ups should see NACCHO RACGP Good Practice Tables.

The Tables provide practical actions as 5 key steps that your team can take as ‘first steps’, ‘good practice’ and ‘best practice’. Each activity aligns with the standards for general practices (5th edition) to support your journey towards accreditation.



More Aboriginal Western Australians are Identifying in the Census

In WA, 88,693 people identified as Aboriginal in the 2021 Census, an increase of 12,706 (17%) on the 2016 census. While about half of the growth is due to demographic change (births, deaths, and migration), the remaining change is driven by Aboriginal people choosing to identify when completing the Census.

What is Non-demographic Change?

In 2021, 5,644 more people in WA chose to identify as Aboriginal in the Census than in 2016. This non-demographic change was highest for children between 5 and 14 years old, as reported by the head of the household completing the Census.
A person's decision to identify as Aboriginal may change across their life course. Reasons are complex, but might relate to cultural safety, experiences of racism and discrimination, portrayal of Aboriginal people and communities in the media and the impact of colonisation, policies, and legislation. The reinforcement of harmful practices, histories and ideologies through data may also lead people to choose not to identify.

What can the Census tell us about Aboriginal People in WA?

  • There were 9,264 births, 2,836 deaths and a 644 person increase due to net migration.
  • Nearly half of all Aboriginal people in WA live in Perth.
  • 70% of Aboriginal couple families have one partner who identifies as Aboriginal and one who does not.
  • 12% of Aboriginal people speak an Indigenous language at home.
  • 9% of employed Aboriginal people work in iron ore mining.
  • 3,404 Aboriginal people are studying at TAFE or university, up from 2,395 in 2016.



How WA Primary Health Alliance is prioritising the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people

Reconciliation Week is a great opportunity to highlight the newly released WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA)  Aboriginal Health Strategy and Cultural Competency and Capability Framework . The development of these strategies along with WAPHA’s Reconciliation Action Plan demonstrate our commitment to prioritising the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. This includes increasing access to culturally safe services, a continuous quality improvement approach to commissioning services and supporting general practice to meet the health and wellbeing needs of Aboriginal people and communities.

Driven by the Quintuple Aim for Healthcare Improvement, our Cultural Competency Framework will inform future consultation with primary care providers to support the delivery of culturally safe and appropriate services that improve patient experience, engagement and health outcomes. We envisage beginning this consultation in 2024, however, we will engage with any practice who wishes to investigate this area of quality improvement at any time.
Our aligned Aboriginal Health Strategy recognises the role of general practice in the prevention, early intervention, management and treatment of health conditions and referral to specialist services including commissioned services. Underpinned by key principles that orient our commissioned services around general practice, the Strategy recognises that Aboriginal health is holistic and includes the physical, social, emotional, and cultural wellbeing of the whole community. WAPHA is committed to enabling general practice to inform service design to ensure their role is elevated and integrated where possible. This includes both GPs and whole of general practice care team, including practice nurses and Aboriginal Health workers.  



Aboriginal Griefology, a presentation by Rosemary Wanganeen

National Sorry Day is coming up on 26 May and is held on this date each year to remember, acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generations.

This year for National Sorry Day, WA Primary Health Alliance will be hosting a keynote presentation by Rosemary Wanganeen on Aboriginal Griefology. 

Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance
Thursday 25 May (
12pm - 1pm AWST) Via Zoom

Aboriginal Griefologist, Rosemary Wanganeen is a proud South Australian Aboriginal woman with cultural ties to Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and Wirangu of the West Coast of SA.  She is a sought-after keynote presenter on Griefology.
Her Stolen Generation experiences led her to developing an innovative and unique model, the Seven Phases to Integrating Loss & Grief.
This event will provide cultural insights and assist practice staff with a greater understanding of how to support Aboriginal patients who are experiencing loss and grief in a culturally safe way.
Register now



COVID-19 Updates 


Moderna Bivalent BA.1 

The Commonwealths supply of the Moderna Bivalent BA.1 vaccine is nearing depletion and expiry. Soon, you will not be able to order or administer this vaccine product. The last order window opened last Saturday 13 May 2023 and closes at 11.59pm on Friday 19 May 2023, for a requested delivery date of Friday 2 June 2023.

The Moderna Bivalent BA.1 vaccine is no longer being manufactured and has been superseded by the Moderna Bivalent BA.4-5 pre-filled syringe vaccine which officially became available for administrations on 3 April 2023.  Pfizer Bivalent BA.1 (grey cap) and Pfizer Bivalent BA.4-5 (grey cap) vaccines will also continue to be available as a COVID-19 booster dose for people who are eligible.



COVID-19 vaccination reimbursement for non-Medicare patients 

A reminder that the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care is funding WA Primary Health Alliance to reimburse general practices for the provision of COVID-19 vaccinations for patients who do not hold a Medicare card or are ineligible for Medicare. This funding has been extended into 2023.

Practices can be reimbursed to the rebate value of the relevant MBS item number to support non-Medicare patients being vaccinated against COVID-19. Reimbursement can be backdated to January 2023. For further information, contact Practice Assist or to make a claim please complete the survey and submit invoices to 

Note: To claim, practices will be required to declare reimbursement (i.e. private fee charge) has not already been received for the services claimed. 


Immunisation & Cancer Screening Updates 


The Department of Health updated advice on Flu Vaccination

Immunisation providers are reminded to provide government-funded vaccines for eligible individuals as listed on the WA Immunisation Schedule. As usual, high-risk cohorts can receive the vaccination for free at any time during the winter flu season.

For persons who are ineligible to receive a government-funded influenza vaccine, including interstate/international visitors and those without a Medicare card, participating providers may claim for reimbursement of privately purchased influenza vaccines administered.

Immunisation providers may not use a vaccine provided by WA Health (ordered from Onelink) for the Free influenza vaccine in May 2023 program.

Privately purchased stock should be used for those not eligible for NIP or WA state-funded influenza vaccine.

Further information on the Free influenza vaccine in May 2023 program can be found here.

The “Stay well this winter” campaign has now been launched and is available for practice staff to promote the program. Information can be found here.

More information for practices can be found on our Practice Assist website.



Influenza Vaccination Coverage 2023

NCIRS and the Department of Health and Ageing are monitoring the influenza vaccination coverage for the 2023 influenza season. Data is based on age, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status and also state/Territory of residence.
Data from NCIRS can be found here
Department of Health and Ageing data can be found here

Children 6 months to <5 years of age*

Adults aged 65 years and over*



Immunisation Course Expression of Interest

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) are supporting practice nurses to complete the Understanding Vaccines and the National Immunisation Program (HESA Accredited). This Expression of Interest (EOI) is for Practice nurses who require training on immunisation. Please take the time to read the information below and in the link before completing the EOI

This Program aims to equip health professionals with knowledge and skills to competently deliver a high quality and safe immunisation service. It is self-paced but must be completed within a period of 20 weeks from the date of registration. The course requires access to the internet. The system requirements are listed and should be checked prior to purchase. Animation, interactivity and audio may not be supported on some devices such as iPads or iPhones. 

Health Professionals must be registered with AHPRA to apply and those who successfully complete and meet all Program requirements will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. The course costs $350 inclusive of GST. Payment is made online through a secure PayPal system. On completion of the program, WA Primary Health Alliance will reimburse the cost of the course. All claims must be submitted to WAPHA prior to 31 December 2023. For further information on the course please click here.

The EOI will take approximately 3 minutes to complete. Please fill out the questions and submit in one session by COB Friday 26 May 2023.

Complete the EOI here



Breastscreen Van in Broome

A reminder that the Breastscreen Van is currently in Broome and will be unable to move up to Derby this year.

Bookings are still available and block bookings and bus transport for groups can be arranged.

For further information please email Health Promotion



HPV in 2023 - Video now available

NCIRS presented a webinar on Friday 5 May, discussing the updates and taking an in-depth look at the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
Leading researchers and policy experts presented on:

The panel also answered the most frequently asked questions from the live audience
The webinar is now available to view here



Adult Immunisation Forum

Presented by Adult Immunisation Forum (AIF)
Thursday 22 June 2023 (8am – 4:30pm AWST) Pan Pacific Perth 

The Adult Immunisation Forum (AIF) will take place in Perth on June 22, immediately following the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) Communicable Diseases and Immunisation Conference. It is a 1 day event, presented as a hybrid meeting. 

The meeting is ideal for GPs, practice nurses, and other immunisation specialists.

The vaccines to be covered will include pneumococcal disease (PCV 15,20,21), RSV in adults, pertussis in older people, herpes zoster, influenza, Covid-19, Strep A, travel vaccines, as well as paediatric vaccines.

Chaired by Prof Robert Booy, confirmed speakers include Professors Tony Cunningham, Peter Richmond, Chris Blyth, and Paul Van Buynder. Information is being updated regularly on the Immunisation Coalition website here

It is free to attend, with refreshments and lunch provided.

Learn more here


Practice Updates 


WA’s first Medicare Urgent Care Clinic confirmed for Morley

From 1 July 2023, patients will be able have their urgent care needs met at WA’s first Medicare Urgent Care Clinic at Rudloc Road Medical and Dental Centre in Morley.

Negotiations for this clinic, and a further two clinics in the Joondalup and Rockingham areas set to open on the same date, are in the advanced stages, following a competitive expression of interest process.

The clinics will treat urgent but not life threating illnesses and injuries needing same day assessment for people who may otherwise have visited an emergency department.

Medicare Urgent Care Clinics will offer free consultations seven days a week across extended hours. People will be able to book an appointment, with some walk-in appointments offered. Access to imaging and pathology services will also be available.

WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington said the Medicare Urgent Care Clinic model will support integration with existing local health services and complement general practice.

“The clinics will also help more people get appropriate care as close to home as possible, as a viable alternative to visiting the emergency department, particularly being open 7 days a week.”

A further four Medicare Urgent Care Clinics are planned for the end of the year to relieve pressure on emergency departments in the Midland, Murdoch, Bunbury and Broome areas.

WA Primary Health Alliance, the operator of WA’s three Primary Health Networks, is commissioning all seven of the state’s Medicare Urgent Care Clinics, with a total of 58 clinics planned nationally.



National Palliative Care Week and Greater Choices

National Palliative Care Week is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment and dedication of all those working and volunteering in the palliative care sector and start important conversations about the benefits of quality palliative care.
Palliative care improves quality of life and provides physical, social, spiritual and emotional support to a person coping with life-limiting illness. It also supports the person’s family and loved ones to come to terms with grief and loss. GPs can provide an invaluable role in palliative care through the early identification of palliative care needs, care coordination and end-of-life decisions.
National Palliative Care Week runs, 21 May to 27 May 2023 and aims to put ‘Matters of Life and Death’ front and centre in Australia’s consciousness. Events and special screenings are being held for health professionals and the community including: 

Resources to support people with an advanced chronic condition can be accessed through WA Health and Palliative Care WA.

Clinical support for general practice can be found on the HealthPathways WA website.



New RACGP webpage with a summary of useful links about the MBS and Medicare compliance

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has created a new webpage that lists a summary of useful links to information about the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Medicare compliance.
The webpage includes links to a range of resources such as MBS explanatory notes, education guides, fact sheets, eLearning programs and infographics from the Department of Health and Aged Care, Services Australia and the RACGP.
The links are grouped under key themes, listed in alphabetical order, with short descriptions of each resource to help GPs and practice staff locate information. The RACGP will continue to add links to the webpage as new resources become available.
To find out more, view the RACGP summary of useful links webpage.



HealthPathways Google “Change your password” notification: what this means and what to do

HealthPathways users may receive an error message from Google Password Manager, advising that the password they have used was found in a data breach. The message has been appearing intermittently for a while, but a data breach is unlikely to be the cause.

Misleading prompts from Google Password Manager

As many clinicians in local health systems share the same username/password combinations to access HealthPathways, Google Password Manager sometimes presents this error message:

In this instance the message is no cause for concern, as no personal or patient data is compromised.

If you receive this warning message when you access the HealthPathways website, it does not mean that your HealthPathways site is at risk, only that the username and password combination you use for access has been stored by a search engine. This can happen when the username and password for the HealthPathways site is shared with other clinicians. Search engines can store these usernames and passwords, causing browsers to then display an alert advising that a user’s credentials have been compromised.

We use usernames and passwords to ensure clinician-only access to HealthPathways, not to protect private or sensitive content. In the event of a genuine data breach directly involving the servers or technology that supports HealthPathways, an established protocol would be followed and affected HealthPathways teams and/or users advised as appropriate.



Changes to DVA’s website for providers

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) dedicated URL for health providers gives you easy access to the information you need when supporting veteran patients, however if you visit the DVA website home page, you’ll notice the ‘For Providers’ tab has moved, it now sits under the ‘Get Support’ tab. 

Learn more here



Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in 2023

WAAC are excited to announce their new campaign ‘HIV in 2023’. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in 2023 recognises how the landscape of HIV has changed drastically in the last 40+ years. HIV medication, education, and research has come a long way, making prevention, treatment and testing now widely available.  

The campaign aims to:  

1.       Increase testing, treatment and prevention among the general population 

2.       Increase awareness of HIV  

3.       Challenge HIV stigma by promoting the accessibility and effectiveness of healthcare 

To find out more, visit the HIV website



Release of the Nurse Practitioner Workforce Plan

The Australian Government has released the Nurse Practitioner Workforce Plan. The plan will strengthen the nurse practitioner workforce to deliver more services to address the health needs of the Australian community. More information available here



Direct referral to MindSpot GP available in regional WA

MindSpot GP is excited to announce that GPs based in regional WA can now refer patients directly to the digital mental health service, formerly known as PORTS. GPs no longer need to refer via a regional provider, meaning the patients in your practice can now more easily access the care they need, when they need It.

MindSpot GP is an expansion of the quality mental health care that PORTS has provided to the WA community since 2017. As a digital clinic, MindSpot GP is committed to breaking down the barriers that often prevent people who live in regional areas from seeking support.

This service remains free with no mental health treatment plan required. A referral to MindSpot GP provides a convenient psychological treatment option for patients who cannot afford a gap payment or are unable to access another service.

In addition to the PORTS treatment options, MindSpot GP offers an increased range of services including clinician-guided specialist treatment courses for your patients presenting with mild - moderate: 

  • anxiety and depression
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • problems managing chronic health conditions including pain, and
  • problematic substance use

Referring to MindSpot GP is easy:

Locate the MindSpot GP referral form in supplied templates of Best Practice and Medical Director software or download a form from
Fax to (02) 9475 0249 or send via Healthlink (EDI: mindspot)
For further information about MindSpot GP, please contact us:
P: 1800 61 44 34



Peel GP Education and Training Support Project

Practice managers, practice nurse staff and general practitioners are eligible to receive funding to assist with training and education expenses while working in private practice in the Peel region. Grants are available until 30 June 2023. Courses, workshops, conferences (online and face-to-face) are all eligible along with reasonable travel and accommodation expenses.
View the flyer here, and to find out more about eligibility, guidelines or to apply email



Education & Events 


What the Budget Means for General Practice

Presented by Tonic Media Network & WA Primary Health Alliance
Wednesday 24 May 2023 (7.30pm to 8.30pm AEST)

Join this exclusive webinar for GPs with the Hon. Mark Butler MP, Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, and multi-award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Dr Norman Swan, as they discuss what the 2023 Federal Budget means for general practice.

View the flyer here

Register here


Join the conversation on GP workforce needs in your region

Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance
Multiple dates & locations

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) invites you to be a part of the conversation about the workforce needs and training capacity for GP registrars in your region.
WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) is the provider of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Workforce Planning and Prioritisation activity across Western Australia. 
WAPHA’s role is to provide independent, regionally based data and analysis to drive college distribution of registrars to support current and future GP workforce needs. Colleges will be responsible for the individual placement of registrars.  
Please note, this event is in relation to AGPT GP registrars only.  
Download a copy of the flyers below or visit the WA Primary Health Alliance News Hub for more information or to register one of the networking and consultation events we are hosting across the State: 

Please note that due to venue capacity limits, RSVP is essential to attend.  
If you have further enquiries, please email for metropolitan enquiries or for regional enquiries.


Free Event: What’s new in heart failure? Case studies for southeast metropolitan GP Practices

Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) in partnership with East Metropolitan Health Service (EMPHN)
Wednesday 24 May (5.30pm to 8.00pm AWST) Kelmscott

Join East Metropolitan Health Service and WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) for an interactive session focused on sharing experience and understanding in the management of patients with multimorbidity across health service providers, with a focus on chronic heart failure (CHF). 

View the flyer here

Register now


Healthy weight masterclass series  

Session 2: The role of general practice in supporting people with weight concerns
Wednesday 14 June 2023 (6.00-7.30pm AWST) Via Zoom

The second session will provide attendees with an understanding of:

  • The role of general practice in supporting patients with weight concerns. How GPs, practice nurses (and other healthcare professionals) can overcome the risk of providing unsolicited advice when initiating conversations about weight.
  • How to incorporate a behaviour change and motivational approach to chronic disease care planning.

Register now


Peel GP Health Forum

Presented by Rural Health West & WA Primary Health Alliance
Sunday 11 June 2023 (8.30am to 3.00pm AWST Sundownder from 3pm)

Priority placement will be given to those practising in the Peel region.

This Forum is open to all currently practising GPs.

Topics/presenters include the following and more:

  • Preventing burnout – Dr Sarah Newman
  • Palliative care – Dr Hildah Locke
  • Concussion in general practice – Dr Gillian Cowen
  • Pelvic organ prolapse – Dr Katie Drage
  • Chronic pain – Dr Vyhunthan Ganeshanathan

View the flyer here

Register now


Other Webinars, Events & Workshops

Cybersecurity in Primary Care
Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance
Recording Now Available!

Identifying and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect e-learning module available NOW
Presented by Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence
Available Online Now

Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) - Webinars
Presented by ADHA
Multiple Dates

Youth in Distress: Managing Suicidality and Self-harm - Blended (Wheatbelt Only)
Presented by Black Dog Institute
19 May & 14 June

Gwandalan workshop - Perth
Presented by Gwandalan National Palliative Care Project
22 May

Hepatitis B for Nurses & Midwives
Presented by ASHM
23 May & 25  May

Head to Health Kids Hub community engagement workshop
Presented by Wellrounded in partnership with The Mental Health Commission
23 May

Supporting child mental health: building common approaches in primary care
Presented by APNA
24 May

Interpreting Spirometry - Asthma WA Webinar
Presented by Asthma WA
24 May

Head to Health Kids Hub Sector Professionals Engagement Workshop
Presented by Wellrounded in partnership with The Mental Health Commission
25 May

Managing Resistant Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Presented by Kidney Health Australia
25 May

Project ECHO Session 13: Amphetamines
Presented by WAPHA - Alcohol & Other Drug Network
25 May

General Practice Cancer Education
Presented by Cancer Council WA
30 May

Pivoting to the perpetrator: How to engage with patients who use DFV
Presented by Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence
31 May

Hepatitis B Clinical Update for Nurses and Midwives
Presented by ASHM
17 & 18 May

​BreastScreen WA Visit to Quairading
Presented by BreastScreen WA
26 May to 2 June

BreastScreen WA Visit to Cunderdin
Presented by BreastScreen WA
6 June to 12 June

Talking About Suicide in General Practice (Online Interactive Webinar)
Presented by Black Dog Institute
8 June

Project ECHO Session 13: At home alcohol detox
Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance
22 June

The Benchmarque Group Pty Limited
26 June

The Benchmarque Group Pty Limited
29 June

General Practice Conference & Education
Presented by GPCE
22 July & 23 July

Practice Assist acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Elders of this country and recognises the significant importance of their cultural heritage, values and beliefs and how these contribute to the positive health and wellbeing of the whole community.

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