Issue 2
January 17, 2019
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Travel to the US courtesy of WentWest: EOI for study travel award

WentWest has supported clinicians and managers in western Sydney to experience world’s best practice in primary care for well over a decade. We continue that commitment in 2019 with the announcement of funding for three people from western Sydney primary care practices to participate in a US primary care masterclass.

The masterclass will involve a structured tour of US west coast based primary care practices exposing those attending to Patient Centred Medical Homes, practical learning sessions and mentoring.

We are seeking expressions of interest from interested GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists, and allied health practitioners to be granted a study travel award that will include all flights, internal travel within the US, accommodation, meal allowance and masterclass costs.

Successful applicants will need to be available to travel to the United States on Saturday 1st June and return on Sunday 9th June 2019.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit an expression of interest covering the following questions:

  • How have you demonstrated your commitment to patient centred medical home principles in your place of practice or work?
  • What WentWest programs, education, or other profession-based activities (programs, volunteer work, training etc) have you been involved with over the past 12 months?
  • What do you think are the biggest changes required to reform primary care in Australia?
  • What changes to the way you structure your workplace are you intending over the next few years?

Your application should be no more than two pages maximum and should be emailed to no later than Friday 22nd February.

My Health Record Legislation Overview for Healthcare Providers
Tuesday 29th Jan, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
My Health Record Legislation Overview for Practice Managers and Support Staff
Thursday 31st Jan, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HIV and PrEP Webinar for Nurses
Tuesday 12th Feb, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Mental Health Professional Network
Monday 18th Feb, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

NSW Health: Measles Alert

There have been further cases of measles diagnosed in NSW earlier this week. NSW Health has released a health alert with more information. Please distribute this alert to all relevant staff in your practice.

HealthPathways: Older Person's Health

Our Older Person's Health pathways and referrals have recently been reviewed and updated by local experts to support primary care.

These and many more pathways can be accessed in HealthPathways by using the below login details:

Username: health
Password: w3stern

WentWest’s Immunisation Bike Competition

With just under two weeks to go until the WentWest Immunisation Bike Competition draws to a close, WentWest encourages all participating practices to follow up on any patients due for their 12 month, 18 month or 4 year-old immunisations. The Practice Development team will be visiting the participating practices to collect all entries from Friday 1st February.

The competition winners will be drawn and announced on our website on Thursday 28th February. For all enquires contact our Help Desk staff on (02) 8811 7117 (option 2) or email

GP Association meetings

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

Mount Druitt: Imaging for Back Pain, Friday 25th January.

Hills: Beat the Heat - Heat Wave Care of Patients in Western Sydney, Wednesday 30th January.

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