Issue 13
April 13, 2017
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Leading Medical Home expert to join western Sydney

As Patient Centred Medical Home (PCMH) principles emerge in the Australian primary care sector, WentWest will this month welcome leading expert Kirsten Meisinger, MD back to western Sydney in a series of talks focusing on the challenge of practice transformation.

In this her second visit to Australia, Dr Meisinger of the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), Boston will offer local health professionals her insights into how PCMH principles have helped reshape primary care whilst maintaining, if not advancing patient outcomes. Dr Meisginer and the CHA are world-renowned as leaders in PCMH and their work puts them at the forefront of modern day primary care reform.

The series of talks includes a full day event on Saturday, 22nd April exploring Dr Meisinger’s real life experiences of applying the principles of high performing primary care in the PCMH context. Click here to find out more.

Those interested in learning more about this emerging topic but unable to make the full day event, can gather a shortened insight of Dr Meisinger work through a lunchtime webinar on Monday, 24th April. Click here to find out more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a leading PCMH expert and how the same principles can apply in the Australian context.

Cultural Awareness Training
Thursday 27th Apr, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Geriatric Care Workshop Series
Tuesday 2nd May, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Gynae Update Day
Saturday 13th May, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Connections Conference: Program now available
Tuesday 30th May, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Diabetes and Mental Health: Achieving a more holistic approach

On Thursday, 4 May 2017, the Western Sydney Diabetes initiative invites health professionals to attend a workshop about raising awareness on the impact of diabetes. Research suggests that having diabetes can double the risk of developing depression. The workshop includes a range of health care professionals discussing their experiences. Click here to register.

Pre-diabetes pilot study

GPs are invited to be a part of a pilot study to develop a model for an Inter-professional Student-Led Pre-Diabetes Clinic. It will involve identifying up to six patients who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and are willing to attend a student-led clinic on three occasions over a three month period. Click here for more information.

Tenderlink: Funding Opportunities

WentWest, as the Western Sydney Primary Health Network (WSPHN) is seeking to commission proposals for innovative projects in response to recently released tenders. The types of tenders available include topics on: Ref: WENWST-762267 Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Mental Health & Wellbeing, Ref: WENWST-762646 Integrated Team Care, Funding Ref: WENWST-762008 Primary Mental Health Care, Ref: WENWST-762264 Hospital to Home Care: Suicide Prevention, Ref: WENWST-761799 Mental Health Funding, Ref: WENWST-761781 Healthy Western Sydney TV, Ref: WENWST-761619 After Hours Youth.

GP Association Meetings

See below for the next GP Association Meeting in western Sydney:

Blacktown: An overview of new oral anticoagulants, Wednesday, 19 April, click here.

Mount Druitt: Interpreting Cardiac Investigations, Friday, 28 April, click here.

Westmead: Osteoporosis GP Updates, Wednesday, 10 May, click here.

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