March 2022 Volume 8 Issue 3

Message from the CEO
Kim Hosking

Innovate Reconciliation Plan - Working better together for Aboriginal Health equity

We are specifically working to Close the Gap in health equity and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within our region. To do this we are working better together to continually improve our relationships with all our collaborators across the primary health care system. Read more...

Country SA PHN Commissioned Service Providers 

Country SA PHN commissions a variety of mental health services accross country SA. Do you know what mental health services are in your region. To find out more click here.

General News

Japanese Encephalitis
Japanese encephalitis is caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). It is spread through mosquito bites and is more common in areas of increased mosquito activity. Read more...

Influenza Vaccination
Vaccination against influenza this year is very important. Over the COVID-19 period there has been lower exposure to influenza virus and lower levels of influenza vaccine coverage compared to previous years. Read more...

MBS Item Number changes
On 1 March 2022 there were several changes to the MBS. These changes include implement the Government’s response to recommendations from the MBS Review Taskforce (the Taskforce) regarding pain management, anaesthesia, gynaecological and midwifery services. Read more...

Diabetes Self-Management Education & Patient Recall Program for General Practice
Following on from the successful Shingles Recall Pilot Program, Country SA PHN has been invited to participate in the Healthily GoShare Diabetes Self-Management Education and Patient Recall Program for General Practice. Read more...

Are you a General Practitioner (GP) or health professional looking for information about Lymphoedema?
HealthPathways SA supports health professionals in the assessment, diagnosis and management of clinical conditions. A new pathway for Lymphoedema has recently been developed. Read more...

Accreditation Webinar series and Popguns Triage resource
Quality Practice Accreditation (QPA) recently held a Triage Webinar for general practice outlining what is Triage, the processes and protocols, the 5th Standards requirements and useful resources. Read more...

Palliative Care and Oncology GP Education
The Rural Support Services (RSS) is hosting a series of educational webinars for GPs, palliative care and oncology teams, facilitated by Dr Susan Haynes, RSS Palliative Medicine Consultant. Palliative care case base discussions will also occur between the webinars. Read more...

Future of Work Advanced Apprenticeship Program: Build skills for your business
BHP and the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment have formed a partnership to deliver skills development opportunities and to create a pipeline of skilled workers in regional Australia. Read more...

Practice Resources

Sore throats can be caused by COVID-19 and Strep A Poster, click here to download.

Regional Practice Network Meeting – SAVE THE DATE Wednesday 6 April at 12.30pm Read more...

Job Postings

Dementia Australia - Clinical Nurse Consultant
Working across regional SA, the Clinical Nurse Consultant will work as a sole practitioner and be responsible for the provision of holistic nursing assessments, information, guidance, and support to enable people and their families to live well at advanced, palliative and end stage of dementia. Read more..

Medical HQ Group - General Practitioner Position
An exciting opportunity exists for a GP (VR) to join the team and provide exceptional health care to patients across rural and high-need locations across SA. Read more...

Talunga Clinic - Practice Nurse Position
A vacancy for a practice nurse (Registered Nurse) will be coming available at the Talunga Clinic. Read more...

Bunyarra Medical Clinic Full-time GP Position
Bunyarra Medical Clinic is looking for a full time GP to join their private practice in the middle of Whyalla, a lovely country town in South Australia.  Read more...

Professional Development

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Face to Face

Sexual and Reproductive Health - Woodville
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Foundations of LGBTI Inclusion - Woodville
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2022 APNA Conference Roadshow - Adelaide 
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ACNP National Conference 2022 - Sydney 
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Webinars / e-Learning

Complex Care Pathways for Aged Care Residents 
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Talking About Suicide in General Practice 
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Youth in Distress: Managing Suicidality and Self-harm (Blended)
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Updates in skin cancer diagnosis and management 
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Working with the Nephrologist Stages 4 & 5 Chronic Kidney Disease 
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Murra Mullangari: Introduction of Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility 
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Introduction to Working with Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients 
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Your Opinon Matters

Exploring GP-Patient Relationships 
We are seeking GPs and their practices willing to participate in a study exploring how healing GP-Patient relationships are experienced and cultivated. Read more...

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