Issue 43
November 9, 2017
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Working Towards Better Health Outcomes for Western Sydney

What matters to me is a health care system that has the highest standards, accessible, affordable. One that can support my family whenever we need it”. Local resident, Yani Linggawati shares what she wants from health care in western Sydney for her family.

To support last week’s launch of the 2016-17 Year in Review: Louder than words, WentWest is proud to release the Louder than words video, which showcases the many achievements across the organisation over the past 12 months, including those within commissioning, consumer engagement, Patient Centred Medical Home and community partnerships.

Discover more about this year's highlights by watching the below Louder than words video. You can also read the full 2016-17 Year in Review: Louder than words publication online.

Working with Young People with Mental Health Issues
Tuesday 14th Nov, 10:00am - 4:30pm
NDIS Provider Forum: The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach
Monday 20th Nov, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Palliative Approach for General Practitioners
Tuesday 21st Nov, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Collaborative Pairs Australia

Become a part of a transformational change process in Australia's health care system.

A national demonstration trial of the King's Fund (UK) flagship program Collaborative Pairs is coming to Australia. The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) in collaboration with the King's Fund have partnered with four Primary Health Networks in NSW and VIC and the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC) to bring this cutting edge program to Australia.

Western Sydney Primary Health Network (WSPHN) is proud to be part of this program which brings health service providers together with community members to develop and strengthen their capacity to work together to transform the health system.

Expressions of interest are being sought from both clinicians and community members with experience in working collaboratively and close on Wednesday, 22nd November.

Best wishes for Dr Nghi Phung

WSPHN wishes to extend our warmest regards to Dr Nghi Phung as she undergoes treatment for cancer. Dr Phung has worked closely with WSPHN as the Director of Drug Health at Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD).

Her vision is reflected in our Needs Assessment, focusing on identifying people who fall through the gaps in our health system. During Dr Phung’s leave WSPHN continues to work closely with her colleagues at WSLHD to make positive changes in Alcohol and Other Drugs services for the community. To read more about Dr Phung’s story, visit

Healthy Happy Feet: A Forum on Diabetic Foot Complications in Western Sydney

Bringing together primary care providers and the multi-specialty hospital team managing diabetic foot disease, this forum aims to update and discuss a best-practice approach.

Topics include:

  • The high risk diabetic foot
  • Vascular disease in diabetic foot
  • Diabetic foot - infectious diseases aspects
  • Assessment and management of the diabetic foot

Attendees have an opportunity to engage with panel members during an interactive panel Q&A session.

View the flyer for more information or email to RSVP.

GP Association meetings

The below GP Association meetings are upcoming in western Sydney:

Blacktown: Basics of MRI Knee Scanning and Common Pathologies - Wednesday, 15th November

Westmead: Gastroenterology - Wednesday, 22nd November

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