Midwest General Practice Engagement

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Welcome to the Midwest General Practice Engagement page, designed to support ongoing networking and education for general practice staff in the Midwest. This is a place for general practice health professionals to engage with each other and stay informed of training events, key updates and relevant news.

Welcome to the Midwest General Practice Engagement page, designed to support ongoing networking and education for general practice staff in the Midwest. This is a place for general practice health professionals to engage with each other and stay informed of training events, key updates and relevant news.

  • Primary Care, Older Persons and Mental Health

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    16 July, 2020
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    This free webinar is one of three MHPN webinars produced on behalf of a national collaboration between the 31 Australian Primary Health Networks.

    Through a case-based discussion, an interdisciplinary panel of clinical experts will discuss the relationship and interplay between ageing related issues, including but not limited to mental and physical health, grief and loss and social isolation.

    The webinar will describe the challenges, merits and opportunities of evidence-based approaches deemed most effective in treating and supporting older people with mental and physical health and/or psychosocial issues. By outlining the roles of different disciplines in treating and supporting older people, the webinar aims to ensure that referrals are better targeted, thereby improving consumer outcomes.

    The first webinar, 'Primary Care, Older Persons and Mental Health' will broadcast on Wednesday, 22 July. To find out more and to register follow this link.

    Date: 22 July 2020
    Time: 7:15pm - 8:30pm (AEST)

    In a complementary initiative, MHPN will launch its new podcast program in August. The first two episodes of the Ageing Well: adjusting to life transitions podcast series will focus on the older years. More details will soon be released on mhpn.org.au


  • GP Education Event - Ageing and Beyond

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    15 July, 2020
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    This GP education activity proudly presented by Joondalup Health Campus in partnership with RACGP, North Metropolitan Health Service, WAPHA and HealthPathways is designed to provided participants with a deep educational experience and will require intensive participant involvement.

    A dedicated team of lead clinicians (geriatricians, palliative care specialists and stroke unit specialists) along with medical educators and facilitators will provide a high level of personalised clinical engagement in a dynamic digital learning framework.

    This activity is pending approval for 40 CPD Accredited Activity points through RACGP and for 4 Educational hours and 3.5 Performance Review hours through ACRRM.

    Prior to the event, participants are required to attend a planning meeting to address their expectations for the workshop and case studies.

    Registration is essential as participant numbers are capped.
    To register your interest, please follow the following link - https://waproject.healthpathways.org.au/Events.aspx
    For enquiries, contact the HealthPathways team via email at health.pathways@wapha.org.au

  • MHPOD Learning Portal

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    06 July, 2020
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    The MHPOD Learning Portal is funded by the Commonwealth government and aims to support Australia's broader public health workforce involved in delivering mental health and associated services and to improve access to evidence-based educational programs.

    Currently there are over 100-hours of material across 68 topics, written and produced in Australia. Topics range from recovery to legislation and dual disability. Each topic includes an overview, activity, in-practice session and resources or links to further information. The content of MHPOD is linked to the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce.

    To access this free training, visit the MHPOD website.

  • Black Dog Institute Webinars for Health Professionals

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    06 July, 2020
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    Black Dog Institute has 39 free webinars for health professionals which include CPD accreditation. Some topics include:

    • Integrating e-mental health into COVID-19 telehealth consultations
    • Evaluating the Quality of Mental Health Resources
    • Mental Health in the Workplace
    • Mental Health Care in Rural Australia
    • Alcohol Misuse and Mental Health
    • Using Online Tools in Suicide Prevention

    For more information visit the Black Dog Institute website.

  • Impact of domestic violence on women and girls during this pandemic

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    06 July, 2020
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    This on-demand webinar covers the complexities of dealing with family violence from a primary care perspective during COVID-19. Presented by Dr Jennifer Neil, GP and Senior Lecturer at Monash University.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Describe the challenges of addressing domestic violence given the current pandemic restrictions
    2. Outline the complexities of dealing with the patient experiencing domestic violence
    3. Develop strategies to encourage disclosure of domestic violence
    4. Identify appropriate domestic violence resources and referral pathways

    Access to this webinar can be found here.

  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction Education Program

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    08 June, 2020

    ACRRM is offering subsidised online dug and alcohol addiction courses for GPs and Registrars. The training is self-directed and case-based, with a focus on developing effective communication strategies for assessing and managing patients with drug and alcohol addiction and optimising treatment options available in the community.

    Training activities include face-to-face workshops, online learning courses and webinars with subject matter experts, supported by resources for general practitioners to use in their practice.

    Please note: This program is available for eligible ACRRM members and professional development hours will be granted.
    Non-members can sign up for ACRRM membership.

    For further information, visit the ACRRM website.

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  • Alcohol and Other Drugs GP Education

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    08 June, 2020

    This training program offered by RACGP aims to strengthen the capacity of GPs to address the alcohol and other drug use in their communities. The program will be tailored to meet the needs of GPs in different communities and settings.

    GPs have three distinct entry levels to access education within the program and should apply for the level that best suits their learning needs and preferences.

    • Essential Skills is available online and takes two hours to complete.
    • Treatment Skills is available via two different pathways and takes a minimum of six-hours to complete. GPs will receive $1,200 upon completion.
    • Advanced Skills is flexible learning and takes up to 20-hours to complete. GPs will receive $2,500 upon completion.

    For more information about the program, contact RACGP on 1800 472 247, or visit their website.

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