Issue 23
June 13, 2019
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Dr Michelle Crockett Receives OAM for Service to Medicine

WentWest would like to congratulate Dr Michelle Crockett on being awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her devoted service to medicine in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Dr Crockett grew up on the Northern Beaches and completed her medical degree at the University of Sydney. As a junior doctor, she spent time at Westmead, Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals. Since then she has also developed an interest in mental health and has completed extra training including delivering focused psychological strategies.

"I feel very honoured to receive this award. It is a great privilege to be a GP and share my patients journey through life. I am very fortunate to work with a team of people who share my passion for providing holistic patient care and teaching the next generation - medical students, nursing students and GP registrars. I love going to work every day, being able to help people and make a difference." Said Dr Crockett.

She has worn many hats in her profession, not only is she a co-principal of Riverstone Family Medical Practice for a decade, and a fellow at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, she is also president of Nepean Medical Association, a member of the steering committee for Primary Mental Health Care and GP Psychiatric Liaison Service at WentWest. Furthermore her hard work and dedication for medicine has allowed her to be a senior GP Clinical Editor for HealthPathways Western Sydney.

WentWest Acting CEO, Brendan Peek extended his congratulations to Dr Crockett on behalf of the organisation.“WentWest is thrilled to see Dr Crockett honoured with an OAM. She has been delivering dedicated, quality care to western Sydney for 30 years, and we are very lucky to work closely with her as a HealthPathways Clinical Lead and Senior GP Clinical Editor. Her contribution to health care across western Sydney has made a tangible difference to the community and we look forward to supporting her for many years to come.”

Dr Michelle Crockett

General Practice Quality Improvement Series: Accreditation & Data Driven Improvement
Tuesday 18th Jun, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Webinar - My Health Record for Practice Nurses
Wednesday 26th Jun, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palliative Care Education Seminar
Thursday 27th Jun, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Substance Use and Mental Health in General Practice
Saturday 29th Jun, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Men's Health Week

This week is Men's Health Week, an initiative presented by Western Sydney University’s Men's Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC) to promote health and wellbeing among boys and men.

This year’s focus is on encouraging general practitioners to be male-friendly and help men engage in regular conversations about their health.

For more information on the initiative visit the Men's Health Week website.

Melanoma Institute Australia

Register now for free access to accredited online education for clinicians. The education portal is regularly updated with the latest research translated into the clinic setting, covering the disease spectrum from diagnosis to treatment of advanced disease.

A comprehensive interactive learning module, entitled Recognising Melanoma Risk: A Guide for GPs, has just been released. This one hour accredited module will help you to identify high risk patients, give you an understanding of the basics of dermoscopy, explain the ideal biopsy and identify when you should refer your patient to a specialist.

Lymphoedema: A Guide for Clinical Services

Lymphoedema is a chronic swelling of a limb or body region and is associated with significant morbidity, loss of function and, on rare occasions, mortality. Poor management of lymphoedema can have detrimental effects on a person’s physical and psychosocial health. The Agency for Clinical Innovation has developed Lymphoedema: A guide for clinical services to identify best-practice management of the chronic diesease.

GP Association meetings

The following GP Association meetings are coming up in western Sydney:

Mount Druitt: Hepatitis C - Zero C at the Druitt, Friday 28th June.

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