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Adelaide PHN Primary Links...                                                             19/07/2016

Education and Events



Cervix Solutions - All the latest
Sapmea & Adelaide PHN
Wednesday 20 July
Aged Care Training
Saturday 23 July North Adelaide
Tuesday 26 July
Putting LARCs Into Clinical Practice
Sapmea & Adelaide PHN
Tuesday 26 July North Adelaide
Setting up a Nuse Clinic
Improvement Foundation qiCommuinity
Tuesday 26 July Online
Thursday 28 July
Elizabeth Vale
Preparing for Private Practice
Saturday 30 July North Adelaide
Tuesday 2 August
Elizabeth Vale
Pain Management - Pelvic Pain
AMPHEaT & Adelaide PHN
Tuesday 2 August
Skin Conditions - Skin Cancer Screening
AMPHEaT & Adelaide PHN
Wednesday 3 August Royston Park
Rural GP Masterclass 2016
Rural Doctors' Association of South Australia
Friday 5 August
Adelaide CBD
Dealing with Anxiety Disorders
Black Dog Institute (win a free place at the workshop, see below)
Saturday 6 August 
Adelaide CBD
Tuesday 9 August
Through the Looking Glass - Medication Management in Multi-Morbidities
Sapmea & Adelaide PHN
Tuesday 9 August Adelaide CBD
Northern Adelaide Primary Health Care Nurse Network Meeting
Northern Health Network & Adelaide PHN
Wednesday 10 August Modbury
Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation for GPs Flinders University & University of South Australia Wednesday 10 August Daw Park
Workshop: The art of purposeful conversations in building choice, control and community connections Occupational Therapy Australia Thursday 11 August Kent Town
Trauma-Informed Care in Practice 
Adults surviving child abuse (asca)
Monday 15 August Adelaide

Free GP Education Opportunity

The Adelaide PHN has two places available for GPs for the full day workshop Dealing with Anxiety Disorders run by the Black Dog Institute - Valued at $350.

To go in to the draw to receive one of these places all you need to do is correctly answer this question:

What is the fax number for the new Primary Mental Health Care Services Central Fax Referral Line?

Send your replies to and include your name, practice and phone number. Entries close 5pm Monday 25th July. Successful entrants will be notified by Thursday 28th July.

Good luck!


Cold or Flu?

How can you tell if you have a cold or the flu? Healthdirect have developed a great infographic for peole to be able to compare the symptoms, debunk the most common myths and learn more about the flu vaccine. You can access the infographic here

Continence Foundation of Australia - New Easy English Factsheets
Did you know that one in four Australians aged over 15 has bladder and bowel control problems yet 70 per cent of people affected do not seek help?

To improve access to continence information for people who have difficulty reading 'mainstream' texts, the Continence Foundation of Australia have developed a series of Easy English factsheets. These factsheets aim to help clients, carers and staff to better understand and manage continence issues.

You can download these free resources from


Mental Health Skills Training with a focus on youth mental health

In collaboration with RACGP, headspace has announced the launch of  5 hours of online training in youth mental health. The Mental Health Skills Training with a focus on youth mental health active learning module (ALM) provides general practitioners (GPs) with the skills to recognise and assess mental illnesses and to prepare evidence-based GP mental health treatment plans. 

More information is available at:  gplearning/youth mental health GPMHST which also links to the training and a comprehensive clinical toolkit including resources for GPs, young people as well as family and friends. 


Pen CS Update - Data Extraction Tool

Adelaide PHN is currently in the final negotiations with Pen Computing Systems in relation to licences to be made available to General Practices. Practices will have the option to obtain a licence free of charge in exchange for sharing de-identified data with Adelaide PHN or obtaining a licence at a reduced rate.  Licence will include software including: CAT4 – Clinical Audit Tool, Topbar and Help Desk Support. The negotiations will be finalised by 1st August, 2016 and further information surrounding the details and how to obtain a licence will be released shortly.   

If you would like more information or to discuss this further please contact us on (08) 8219 5900 or email  

Expanded Outpatient Services for CALHN

CALHN have expanded outpatient services in reproductive endocrinology and infertility across both the Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The service aims to assist clinical decision making and support optimal patient care for women with reproductive endocrine conditions and infertility in the public sector. Further information including referral process can be found here.

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