Practice Connect #171

1 June 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.


General Practice GP Grants


Strengthening Medicare – General Practice Grants Program closing 15 June 2023

So far more than 96% of eligible* general practices in WA have begun the process to apply for a Strengthening Medicare General Practice Grant.

Of these, more than 600 practices have completed step 2 by registering as a supplier in our Aspire payment system, and nearly 200 practices have completed step 3 by completing their grant application.


Practices must have completed step 2 before 15 June 2023 to be eligible.

Need help?

For Information on the GP Grants Program visit the Practice Assist website. Please see the manuals to assist with completing steps 2 and 3:

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

The GP Grants Support Team is offering dedicated 20-minute sessions to practices that are currently completing step 2 or 3.  Please contact Practice Assist on 1800 2 ASSIST (1800 2 277 478 or 08 6278 7900) or email to book a time with the team. 
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 08 6278 7900) or via  

*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). 


Guidelines help practice to submit grant application

Starhill Medical Centre in South Lake has credited WA Primary Health Alliance’s simple to follow guidelines as the key to successfully completing the Strengthening Medicare General Practice Grant application process.
Practice owner, Mr Ganesh Sayapathi, said he was able to easily go through the required steps and is looking forward to having new IT equipment installed before the financial year end.
Starhill is one of 695 Western Australian general practices that have registered their intent to apply for a grant.
The grant will allow the practice to implement a much-needed IT equipment upgrade and continue to provide a bulk billing service to the local community.
Mr Sayapathi said it was a seamless and smooth process as long as the instruction documents are read and followed.
“These are the best written guidelines and instructions as they are clearly constructed from the perspective of a normal user rather than an expert user, or someone who knows the grant application system process.
“This made it clear to follow and understand, making the overall experience easy and smooth.”
Mr Sayapathi has felt well supported by WA Primary Health Alliance and by getting his grant completed early, has been able to have initial discussions with his IT provider. This will ensure that on receiving the grant, the new hardware can be installed in a timely manner and immediately benefit his team and their patients.

Starhill Medical Centre's Mr Ganesh Sayapathi credits WA Primary Health
Alliance for the seamless and smooth process to complete his GP Grant application. 


Primary Sense Update 


Primary Sense Reports – Maximising Use  

Now that more than 70% of practices have installed Primary Sense, we have produced a suite of resources to support General Practice to maximise their use of Primary Sense and the report function.  

These resources have been developed to enable practices to work with their practice data to achieve positive patient outcomes.  

The Primary Sense reports overview looks at how to use the report function built into the Primary Sense tool. The 11 new Primary Sense Reports user guides focus on specific topics, showcasing a range of reports relating to each topic.   

We will continue to add to this suite of resources based on the reports available to practices and we welcome your feedback. 

Primary Sense Reports - Specific topics (user guides) 

Alcohol Status 

Allergy Recorded 

Bowel and Breast Cancer Screening 

Cervical Cancer Screening  

Diabetes Management 

Ethnicity Recorded  


Health Assessments 

Heart Health Check 

Influenza Vaccination  

Smoking Status  


For additional support with Primary Sense or to provide feedback, please email Practice Assist  or call us on 1800 2 ASSIST (1800 2 277 478 or 08 6278 7900) .  


Feature - Men's Health


Men's Health Week is celebrated every year around the world

This year June 12-18 marks Men’s Health Week

In Australia, Men's Health Week provides a platform for challenging and debating key issues in men's health and to raise the profile of men, their health outcomes and health needs around the country.

More males die at every stage through life, more males have accidents, more males take their own lives and more males suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females at the same age.

Meanwhile, men are less frequent visitors to general practitioners, and the perception is that they don't care about health or that health services are not well-prepared to interact with men effectively.

The theme of Men's Health Week 2023 is Healthy Habits - focusing on encouraging men and boys to build healthy habits by identifying small changes they can make that benefit their health and wellbeing.

Men’s Health Week is an opportunity for you as a general practice to promote Men’s Health and there is a range of resources and platforms available to assist you.
  • Click here to download the official promotional graphics for Men's Health Week 2023.
  • A suite of short videos are available for you to promote through your social media platforms and within your practice.
  • Through the use of your data extraction tool you may choose to do some targeted recalls focusing on Men’s Health such as Bowel and Breast cancer screening which looks at males who are eligible for screening along with addressing other risk factors.
  • If you choose to hold an event in support of men’s health week, organisers can receive digital event packs to support their efforts in engaging local men and boys during Men's Health Week. Contact the Centre for Male Health for more information.



Men's Health - Quality Improvement opportunities for your practice

Australian men have a lower life expectancy, are more likely to be overweight and experience higher rates of a range of chronic diseases in comparison to women.

QI activities to consider with your teams

Identify male patients in your practice:

► That haven’t been to the practice in the last 2 years.
► Are missing recorded risk factors, including:
  • Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Alcohol status
  • Smoking status
  • Blood pressure
  • BMI
► Who have a chronic condition who have never had or are due for a GP Management Plan
► Who are eligible for an age related Health Assessment.
► Who are eligible for seasonal vaccinations.

If your practice would like further support to explore these quality improvement activities, please connect with your Quality Improvement Coach or Primary Care Navigator via Practice Assist.




COVID-19 Updates 


ATAGI advice on the preferential use of bivalent COVID-19 vaccination for primary vaccination of people aged 12 years or older 

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has reviewed the available evidence and advises that for people aged 12 years or older, a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is now preferred over original (ancestral) vaccines for primary vaccination. 
The safety of bivalent vaccines is similar to monovalent original vaccines when used as a booster dose.  ATAGI has no additional concerns regarding the safety or effectiveness of bivalent vaccines compared with monovalent vaccines when used for a primary course. 

Read the full statement from ATAGI here 



Value of CVAS reporting to ongoing health system response to COVID-19

The distribution and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines has been one of the largest exercises in health logistics in Australian history. 

In addition to the vaccine information provided to the Australian Immunisation Register, reporting to the COVID-19 Vaccine Administrative System (CVAS) is also vital as it ensures everyone in Australia continues to have access to a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Providing information to CVAS on receipt of your vaccine stock, vaccination of patients, and vaccine wastage provides the Department of Health and Aged Care with a point-in-time view of the COVID-19 vaccine supply across the delivery chain to maintain adequate future supplies.  


Immunisation & Cancer Screening Updates 


Free influenza vaccine in May and June 2023 program

The Western Australian Department of Health has extended the free influenza vaccination program from 1 May to 30 June 2023.
Western Australia is on track to achieve a significant vaccination coverage this year with more than 566,946 Western Australians being vaccinated against the flu so far. Of these 338,401 have been vaccinated during the free influenza vaccine month of May.
So far this year, 538 people have been hospitalised with the flu, with children aged zero to nine years making up 34 per cent of hospitalisations, and children between the ages of six months and five years making up the biggest proportion of those hospitalised with influenza.

Practices are being asked to encourage all patients who have not yet received their influenza vaccine to do so during June.

More information on the program is available here




Immunisation Course Expression of Interest - Extension

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 9 June 2023.

Complete the EOI here



Immunisation – Back to Basics Webinar

Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance
Thursday 6 July 2023 (5pm – 6pm AWST)

WA Primary Health Alliance is pleased to host this webinar with guest speaker Michele Cusack from Services Australia.

This webinar is aimed at Practice Nurses and Aboriginal Health Practitioners to help navigate the Australian Immunisation Register.

In this webinar Michelle will discuss:

  • Accessing PRODA
  • Accessing AIR and
  • Completing overseas vaccinations on AIR – all using real time examples.

Register here



Alternate Access Model for Bowel Testing Kits

Bowel cancer can develop without any signs. It usually starts as small growths called polyps, which can grow and become cancerous.  Currently the National Bowel Screening Program mails out the testing kits to eligible people.  However, we know many patients are more likely to complete the test after discussing the process with a trusted healthcare provider.

You play an important role in helping your patients make informed decisions about bowel cancer screening.

The Department of Health And Aged Care has launched an alternate way for people to access the testing kits.

WA Primary Health Alliance is seeking interest from General Practices who would like to engage in this program.  If your practice is interested please complete an expression of interest from the EOI here



Study of GP follow-up processes following a positive iFOBT

The University of Notre Dame Australia is undertaking a study to investigate follow-up protocols amongst GPs for positive immunochemical faecal occult blood tests (iFOBTs) through the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Interviews focus on GP experiences in providing care following a positive iFOBT. GPs will then be invited to participate in a Consensus Roundtable to discuss and verify the findings from the interviews.

View the flyer here for further information.



Australian Immunisation Handbook updates – May 2023

Updates have recently been made to the Australian Immunisation Handbook. 

These include: 

  • updated influenza vaccination guidance in the context of COVID-19 vaccination 
  • interim recommendations for recently registered extended valency conjugate pneumococcal vaccines (Vaxneuvance [15vPCV] and Prevenar 20 [20vPCV]) in adults and people who are immunocompromised 
  • update to table “Vaccination for women who are planning pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding” (addition of Prevenar 20 [20vPCV] to the list of vaccines not routinely recommended).  

A summary of these updates is available on the Handbook website



Annual Pneumococcal disease webinar

The Immunisation Coalition are hosting their annual Pneumococcal Disease Webinar on 7 June 2023 at 5pm.

Angela Newbound, who is an Immunisation Education Consultant as well as the SA PHN’s Immunisation Hub Coordinator, will cover: 

  • update on the availability of new vaccines; PCV15 and PCV20
  • IPD burden in Australia
  • pneumococcal disease in patients with chronic diseases - recommendations
  • an update to the PneumoSmart Tool
  • and much more ...

Register 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 


Expression of Interest open for three more Medicare Urgent Care Clinics

An Expression of Interest (EOI) is now open for Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (UCC) in Midland, Murdoch and Bunbury and their respective surrounding suburbs, as part of a staged rollout of seven UCCs across Western Australia.
Accredited general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services within the three designated areas have been invited by email to submit an EOI from Monday 29 May with applications closing at 12.00pm, Monday 10 July 2023.
Following an EOI for the first three Medicare UCCs earlier this year, Rudloc Road Medical and Dental Centre, Morley has been confirmed with a further two clinics in the Joondalup and Rockingham areas in the advanced stages. All three clinics are expected to open on 30 June 2023.
A separate process will be undertaken for the seventh Medicare UCC to be located in Broome.
If your practice is within the three current designated locations of Midland, Murdoch and Bunbury and you have not yet received an email inviting you to express an interest, please contact
Read more


About Medicare UCCs

The Medicare UCC approach is governed by a Commonwealth and State bilateral agreement. WA Primary Health Alliance is commissioning the WA Medicare UCCs, working closely with the Australian Government, WA Department of Premier and Cabinet, WA Department of Health and local Health Service Providers.
The new clinics will be located within existing facilities, such as general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.
Medicare UCCs will provide treatment for urgent, but not life-threatening, illnesses and injuries requiring same day assessment for people who may otherwise have visited an emergency department.
The clinics will operate 7 days a week over extended hours, bulk bill all eligible patients, have doctors and nurses with training and experience in urgent care, walk-in availability, access to a pooled network of resources and the ability to streamline referrals into local hospitals.
Find out more about WA’s Medicare UCCs.
As this EOI is part of a competitive tender process, all queries must be sent to



Nurse Practitioner Pilot Expression of Interest now open

A new Nurse Practitioner and Team-Based Primary Care Pilot will fund up to 20 nurse practitioners over 18 months to work in selected primary care locations. This may include general practice, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and other community-based not-for-profit services delivering care to vulnerable and underserviced populations.

WA Department of Health and WA Primary Health Alliance are working together to deliver the innovative pilot, which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. It will allow nurse practitioners to work to their full scope of practice and enhance access to primary health care for Western Australians.

The first step is to recruit nurse practitioners, with an Expression of Interest open until Monday 5 June 2023.
All enquiries about the Nurse Practitioner Pilot or the current EOI process should be sent to

WA Primary Health Alliance will be coordinating a separate expression of interest to establish participating WA primary care practices, with details to be communicated at a later stage.


Supporting non-dispensing pharmacists within general practices

Thirteen general practices across Western Australia have integrated non-dispensing pharmacists into their teams, supported by WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and the WA branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). As part of the care team, non-dispensing pharmacists deliver clinical pharmacy and education services to patients and practice staff through a coordinated, collaborative and integrated approach.
Non-dispensing pharmacists within the program are supported by WAPHA’s quality improvement coaches to undertake quality improvement activities that align with the needs of the practice and their vulnerable populations. This includes targeting of patient cohorts utilising the reports available from Primary Sense, a population management, clinical decision support and extraction tool currently being rolled out to general practices nationally.
The group recently attended a session hosted by WAPHA and the PSA focussed on Primary Sense, providing an introduction and demonstration of some of its features and how these can translate into practice support and improved patient outcomes. Some examples included improved coordination of vaccines clinics, and identification of complex care patients who were due for services such as medication reviews and GP management plans.

Primary Sense session with non-dispensing pharmacists at the WA branch of the Pharmaceutical Society Australia, presented
by Riccardo
Seeber from WA Primary Health Alliance (Top Right).



St John of God Health Care to run new Head to Health centres

WA Primary Health Alliance has selected St John of God Social Outreach as the lead agency to establish and operate the new Head to Health adult mental health centres in Armadale, Gosnells and either Balga or Mirrabooka.

St John of God Health Care was awarded the contracts following a competitive open tender procurement process.

Expected to open in the second half of 2023, the new Head to Health services will offer free advice, support and, if needed, assessment and treatment for people with stress, anxiety and other mental health issues.

These new sites are part of a wider range of Head to Health services available to the community including the Head to Health Assessment and Referral Phone Service 1800 595 212.

The national expansion of Head to Health mental health services means more communities will benefit from this essential mental health initiative.

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care has committed to an additional centre for regional Western Australia in the future. More details will be announced later this year.

Find out more here



2023 ATO resources for Nurses and Midwives

Tax time is right around the corner and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have prepared a range of tailored information for Nurses and Midwives to help make it easier to complete your tax return this year. From union fees to protective equipment, and self-education – the ATO’s tailored guide for Nurses and midwives covers a range of information on common deductions for your occupation.  Download the ATO app and use the myDeductions tool for a fast and easy way to store your receipts and keep track of your records.

The ATP advises the best time to lodge is from late July, when most of your information from employers, banks and health funds has been automatically included in your tax return.
If you tested positive for COVID-19 and couldn’t earn income because you work in a high-risk setting, and you received the High-Risk Settings Pandemic Payment from Centrelink, you’ll need to include this payment manually in your tax return. It will not be prefilled into your tax return, or included in your Centrelink payment summary.
More information is available on the ATO website



Greater Choices for At Home Palliative Care

Funded by the Commonwealth, Greater Choices for At Home Palliative Care aims to allow more Australians, including senior Australians, improved access to safe, quality palliative care at home.

Running until October 2025, ‘Greater Choices’ will target the needs of people living with a life-limiting illness whose care is predominantly provided by GP services and community care.

This project will be limited to a small number of practices, with further information on selection to follow.  

The project will focus on three activities:

  1. Raising community awareness of Advance Care Planning (ACP)
  2. Building capability of staff working in Chronic Disease Management services to recognise palliative need and support conversations about ACP
  3. Trialling a model of care aimed at enhancing recognition of early palliative need for people with a life limiting illness by GPs and linked to this, a suite of appropriate MBS Item numbers.

Learnings from the pilot will be actively shared following the completion of the project.


Calling all GPs and specialists using My Health Record

Calling all GPs and specialists using My Health Record - do you consider it a vital step towards integrating our health care system? If you answered yes, our digital health team would love to hear from you!
We’re seeking to collaborate with health care professionals who share our vision for improving patient outcomes and creating a more equitable and connected health care system, through the adoption of tools like My Health Record. To get involved, please reach out to us at



Supporting patients with hearing loss

The Department of Health and Aged Care recently launched the Hearing Health Awareness and Prevention campaign, encouraging Australians with untreated or developing hearing loss (aged 50 to 70 years) to proactively manage their hearing health. The campaign also aims to raise awareness of hearing health among First Nations peoples, teenagers and young people exposed to recreational noise, and people exposed to noise at work.

Early awareness and intervention can help prevent further hearing loss. General practitioners have a vital role in helping to detect hearing loss and encouraging patients to explore management options. People can be hesitant to seek help for hearing loss, so you can also help normalise the topic of hearing in your conversations with patients. 

Resources for your patients—including how to prevent and manage hearing loss, book a hearing check, and information translated into several languages—are available at



New opportunity: Free training to become a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician

If you’re a mental health professional or dietitian with at least two years’ clinical experience and want to enter the eating disorder workforce, you can now apply for the ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential and receive free Introductory and Treatment Provision training to support you in becoming credentialed. This free training is funded for a short time only with limited spots available. If you are interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

To apply, you simply need to complete an online form and pay the Application and Annual Credential Fee of $250(+GST) which will waive the cost of your training and include credentialing until June 2024. Learn more here



Review of Auslan service use in primary care

Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA), on behalf of the Department of Health and Aged Care, is exploring how Auslan interpreting services are arranged and delivered in primary care settings.
Anyone who works in primary care is invited to participate, regardless of their level of experience working with Auslan interpreters. Note that this project is not limited to allied health professionals – we are seeking views from all health professionals working in primary care.
Health professionals can share their perspectives in a short survey, more information available here.

The survey is open until 11:59pm AEST on 30 June 2023.



Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees - EOI

The Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees (CARAD) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides welfare and advocacy assistance to asylum seekers, refugees, and detainees in WA.  

People seeking asylum, who are supported by CARAD’s Client Services program, are all without a livable income and rely on CARAD to help meet their basic housing, food, and medical needs. Around 25% of the people seeking asylum that CARAD supports are, due to visa restrictions, without Medicare. 

CARAD is seeking any GPs, who would be interested in seeing an asylum seeker client and be able to bill them at Medicare or near Medicare rates. In particular, GPs located in the North Metro or South East Metro areas would be appreciated. 

Please contact Esther at CARAD via or on (08) 9227 7322.



SURVEY: Evaluating discharge communication practices between Perth Children’s Hospital Emergency Department and General Practitioners  

Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) needs feedback from General Practitioners as part of Project Connect, a Clinical Service Improvement aimed at improving discharge communication between PCH Emergency Department and General Practitioners following a patient’s discharge.  

Your valuable expertise and insights will help PCH improve communication with primary care. Please complete the confidential 5-minute survey here

If you would like feedback on the survey results or more information on the project, please do not hesitate to contact the project lead at  



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 



MEDCON23 - 30% subsidy for GPs

Presented by AMA (WA)
23 to 24 June 

WA Primary Health Alliance is subsidising the cost of MEDCON23 registrations exclusively for GPs by 30%. Offer valid until places are full.

The AMA (WA)’s annual conference includes clinical presentations, workshops, expert speakers, innovation and networking, with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and professional development while gaining up to 12.5 CPD hours.

Subsidised tickets can be booked here registration page using promo code WAPHA30 at checkout.



Immunisation – Back to Basics Webinar

Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance
Thursday 6 July 2023 (5pm – 6pm AWST)

WA Primary Health Alliance is pleased to host this webinar with guest speaker Michele Cusack from Services Australia.

This webinar is aimed at Practice Nurses and Aboriginal Health Practitioners to help navigate the Australian Immunisation Register.
In this webinar Michelle will discuss:

  • Accessing PRODA
  • Accessing AIR and
  • Completing overseas vaccinations on AIR – all using real time examples.

Register here


Byford Health Hub - Information Session

Presented by Government of Western Australia - East Metropolitan Health Service
Thursday 22 June 2023 (7.30am to 8.30am Byford)

You are invited to attend a General Practitioner Information Session.

Following the State Government’s financial commitment last month to start planning for an extended primary healthcare service within the Byford Health Hub.

View the flyer here for more information and to register


Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on Older People

Presented by Kidney Health Australia
Tues 20 June 2023 (7:30pm-9:00pm AEST)

Do you know what normal kidney decline is, and the cognitive implications of chronic kidney disease (CKD)? CKD becomes more common as we age, affecting around 4 out of 10 adults aged over 75.

Health Professionals, tune in for this case-based activity, as GP Consultant Dr Chris Bollen explores with you the relationship of kidney function to ageing, the role that CKD plays in the decline of cognition and the clinical management of older people living with the disease.

Register here


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

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
Childhood Asthma - Hot Topics
Presented by Asthma WA
13 June
Perimenopause – When and how to treat
Presented by SHQ
13 June
Youth in Distress (Online Workshop)
Presented by Black Dog Institute
14 June & 28 June
Sexuality & Disability: What You Need to Know!
Presented by SHQ
15 June to 16 June
Anxiety Disorders in Women (Session 1)
Presented by Black Dog Institute
21 June (11am AWST)
Anxiety Disorders in Women (Session 2)
Presented by Black Dog Institute
21 June (6pm AWST)
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
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