Issue 22
June 15, 2017
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Game Day on health care reform for contractor and employee GPs

How match-ready are you for the impending health care home reforms in primary care.

Next Wednesday evening, WentWest – the Western Sydney Primary Health Network (WSPHN), will be hosting a unique forum centring on the implications of health care reform for contractor and employee GPs within western Sydney. Featuring diverse speakers from Tonic Health, Avant, the Australian Digital Health Agency and local practices, the WSPHN and its partners will explore the evolving general practice landscape in Australia, working towards a vision for how it may look into the future.

With host and renowned health personality Dr Norman Swan facilitating discussions, the evening will also discuss the impact of current health care reform and the influence of the Health Care Home model on GPs working within local practices.

For avid football fans, the forum will conclude with hearty refreshments and networking while State of Origin plays on the big screen.

Places are limited, click here to view the full program and register.

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Health Care Reform - Implications for Employee & Contractor GPs
Wednesday 21st Jun, 6:00pm - 9:30pm
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Jun
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Breast Screening, Diagnostic Workup & Management
Thursday 22nd Jun, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Practice Nurses: Wound Management
Monday 3rd Jul, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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Dedicated Coaching: Stanford Chronic Disease Management

Studies show that 99% of patient care is done by the patient and having a structured self-management program is able to significantly impact clinical metrics like HbA1c and blood pressure. To support this, the Western Sydney Local Health District and the Western Sydney Primary Health Network are offering practices the opportunity to train peer leaders in the Stanford program. The program developed in the USA, is a peer coaching model that has delivered marked results to people with a lived chronic disease. It offers structured training for volunteers to become peer facilitators of medication adherence, healthy living and navigating the health network. For more information, email Joseph Ndaira at: joseph.ndaira@wentwest.com.au.

2017 GP Needs Survey: Closing Soon

Amplify your voice: WentWest's Annual 2017 GP Needs Survey is now live and available for all western Sydney GPs to complete. The feedback will help WentWest to continue its vision of building healthier communities, empowering individuals, sustainable health care workforce and systems. Participants who complete the survey will be automatically entered into a draw to win one of three prizes of $250 (conditions apply). Click here to complete to the survey, closing dates apply.

Evidence Based Journal Club

Western Sydney University together with its partners are offering the opportunity for local GPs to participate in an Evidence Based Journal Club. To find out more, click here or email Chris Martin: chris.martin@westernsydney.edu.au.

GP Association Meetings

See below for the lists of GP association meetings in western Sydney:

  • Hills: HIV & STI Testing, Tuesday 20 June, click here.
  • Blacktown: RACGP & QICPD, Wednesday 21 June, click here.
  • Mount Druitt: Management of Chronic Kidney Disease, Friday 30 June, click here.
  • Mount Druitt: Chest X-Ray Interpretation, Friday 28 July, click here.
  • Westmead: Neurology, Wednesday, 12 July, click here.
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