An expert research group from across WA, Australia and New Zealand has developed an online survey to gauge the uptake of HealthPathways (HPW), and the barriers and enablers to its use within Australia and New Zealand.
The study is the first national investigation into the update of HPW and could be vital in determining future policy development and implementation strategies pertaining to HPW.
If you are, or know of, a practicing health professional and would be interested in being a part of the study, please follow the link below to have your say.
The Curtin University Human Resource Ethics Office has approved the study. HREC approval number SPH-09-2014-05. For further information please contact Richard Varhol at Richard.Varhol@wapha.org.au
People with type 2 diabetes who already have established cardiovascular disease are at particularly high risk of future cardiovascular events - highlighting the importance of optimizing their cardiovascular risk factor and diabetes management.
NPS MedicineWise are hosting a small group meeting activity to discuss the prevention of cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes who have established cardiovascular disease.
Date: Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Time: 7.30am – 8.30am
Venue: WAPHA Offices, Level 2, 2-7 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale
Presenter: NPS MedicineWise CSS Saloni Shah (BPharm (Hons)), MPS, Accredited Consulting Pharmacist AACPA)
Information and resources covered as part of this small group meeting:
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have recently released a guide for general practitioners and other health professionals which you can view here.
Visit https://ndis.gov.au/ to find out where the NDIS is currently available and how the NDIS is rolling out in your State or Territory.
GP Update Breakfast: Maternity Services at Bentley Hospital - 28 June
Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018
Time: 7.00am – 9.00am
Venue: A Block Training Room, Bentley Health Service, 31-59 Mills St, Bentley WA 6102
Register: To register, please visit here.
For more information, please email: EMHSGPed@health.wa.gov.au
Bentley Hospital now offers GPs the opportunity to share antenatal care for low risk patients. The team are happy to accept low risk antenates who live out of catchment for GP shared care, including country antenates who may have family in the Bentley area, and would like to deliver there. For further information, please visit here.
WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) are looking for ten general practices which operate in the Primary Health Network South metro boundary to implement the Target D toolkit.
Mental health care can be complex and time consuming. Target D is an approach in which patients complete an online assessment and receive a treatment recommendation matched to their predicted risk of future mental health problems.
The Target D approach has been developed based upon 15 years of research and investigation, by the University of Melbourne. The approach seeks to enhance the capacity of general practice to meet the needs of the people that seek their care.
For further information on the implementation of the Target D toolkit, please see this flyer.
Visit our Webinars & Workshops page at www.practiceassist.com.au for more events in your area.
These events are often in high demand, so we recommend registering as soon as possible so you don’t miss out!
This year’s conference will share ways medical and health practitioners can educate and empower their Aboriginal patients to take the reins of their own health. The impact of digital health and the role health technology can play in patient empowerment will also be explored by conference presenters. This conference will also provide the opportunity to share ideas, socialise with colleagues and create new connections whilst experiencing all that Perth has to offer.
If you are a woman aged 40 or over you can access the FREE screening mammography service in Kojonup. BreastScreen WA’s mobile service will be located at Kojonup District Hospital, Spring Street from 18 to 30 July 2018. For more information please visit the BreastScreen WA website www.breastscreen.health.wa.gov.au
Date: Wednesday, 18 July – Monday, 30 July 2018
Venue: Kojonup District Hospital, Spring Street, WA 6395
Register: For an appointment book online or phone 13 20 50
This masterclass aims to empower participants to easily interpret common and relevant electrocardiogram (ECG) patterns along with some rarer syndromes. Presented by Professor Rukshen Weerasooriya (cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist). This activity has 6 Category Two QI&CPD points attached.
Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm (12.45pm – Registration)
Venue: J Robin Warren Library, UWA Health Campus, Building ZZ, 17 Monash Avenue, Nedlands 6009
Cost: $99 for RACGP members; $129 for non-members
Register: To register, please visit here.
WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) is inviting more practices to share their de-identified patient data to help us commission the right kind of services where they are needed the most to support you and your patients. This breakfast forum, tailored specifically for GPs and Practice Principals, will discuss why we need general practice data, as well as addressing key concerns around privacy, security and more.
Places are limited, register now to reserve your seat!
Is your practice looking for a health promotion activity for your practice? Each edition we provide a list of upcoming health promotion activities for the coming months along with resources and contact details. You can also view all health promotion activites for the year by visit Practice Assist's health calendar.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) exacerbations are the second leading cause of preventable hospitalisations in Australia. Research show that your patients with COPD are more likely to have an exacerbation (flare-up of symptoms) during the winter months.
‘Have the CHAT’ is Lung Foundation Australia’s COPD exacerbation campaign for primary care health professionals, equipping them with the tools and resources they need to keep their patients well and out of hospital during winter. It encourages them to complete a simple six step checklist for each patient with COPD here: https://havethechat.lungfoundation.com.au/
Diabetes WA provide a range of group education sessions for patients living with Type 2 diabetes, throughout regional Western Australia and metropolitan Perth.
The SMART programs are a range of short group education sessions designed to help better manage patient’s Type 2 diabetes. Bookings are essential, and attendance at all of the SMART programs is free for NDSS Registrants and Diabetes WA members.
The group education calendar can be found at https://diabeteswa.com.au/get-involved/news-and-events/whats-on/
Bookings can be made online into programs using the interactive calendar, or by contacting Diabetes WA on telephone 1300 001 880.