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Adelaide PHN Primary Links...                                                             23/08/2016


Education Services – Request For Proposal

APHN is requesting proposals from education/training providers (preferably providers with significant experience in education service delivery in the Adelaide metropolitan area) for the provision of innovative, multi-disciplinary training and education from October 2016 through to June 30 2018.

Please refer to the Education Services, Request For Proposal Guidelines for further information on the service specification and requirements of the RFP.

Applications Close 5:00pm ACST, Thursday 25 August 2016 and must be submitted through Tenderlink -

Education and Events



Chronic Disease Prevention: Approach to Increase Prevention Care
CD Program Development & SA Health
Saturday 27 August  Adelaide CBD
Aboriginal Loss, Grief and Mental Health
Monday 29 - Wednesday 31 August TBC
Hepatitis B Nursing - Preventing Liver Cancer in Primary Care
Wednesday 31 August  Adelaide CBD
Skin Conditions - Skin Cancer Screening
AMPHEAT & Adelaide PHN
Wednesday 31 August  Seacliff
Northern Practice Managers Network
Northern Health Network
Wednesday 31 August  Elizabeth
Medications for mood and other mental health issues
Friday 09 September TBC
Preparation Workshop - 2016.2 OSCE
Saturday 10 September North Adelaide
The Challenge of Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 14 September Adelaide CBD
Domestic and Aboriginal Family Violence Workshop
SAPMEA & Adelaide PHN
Saturday 17 September Adelaide CBD
Learn how to manage patients with psychological and stress injuries
SAPMEA & Adelaide PHN
Thursday 22 September Mawson Lakes
SASMA Symposium - Great Life, Better Choices
South Australian Self Management Alliance
Friday 23 September

Forced Adoption Online Training for Health Professionals
The APS, with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health, has developed a national online training program designed to support health professionals working in mainstream services to deliver their services in an appropriate and sensitive manner to people who have been affected by forced adoption policies and practices in Australia. 

The training is suitable for all health and community professionals including general practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, mental health nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers. For more information visit


APNA Education and Career Framework Key Stakeholder Workshop - Adelaide 11 October

APNA is developing an Education and Career Framework for nurses in primary health care with the aim of improving employment opportunities, recruitment and retention of nurses within, or considering a career in, primary health care settings.

Key Stakeholder Workshops provide an opportunity for leaders in primary health care nursing, from clinical, policy, research and education settings, to meet, discuss and debate key points in the development of the Education and Career Framework. For more information please
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Improvement Foundation Quality Improvement Seminars

Improvement Foundation have a range of new online training seminars. The new 45 minute online seminars (plus 15 minutes interactive Q&A) train you as a quality improvement practitioner fast! Pick and choose the topics you want to learn, or attend all sessions. Flexible and convenient to fit into your busy schedule. For more information visit

Updated Heart Foundation/CSANZ ACS guidelines

The new guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes provide practice advice and recommendations to guide health professionals caring for patients with ACS based on current evidence. To access the guideline visit:

Diabetes & Primary Care Australia

The third edition of “Diabetes and Primary Care Australia” is online at

This edition features a CPD activity on diabetes related foot complications in primary care and articles on diagnosis of T1 diabetes in children and low carbohydrate diets.


Pen CS Licenses available to General Practice
Adelaide PHN has completed 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. Further details and how General Practices can obtain a licence are explained here

Calling all General Practitioners!
Survey on referral patterns of head and neck surgical services

An independent surgical research team needs your feedback in regards to identifying referral patterns to various head and neck surgical services. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete and you have the chance to win an IPad Air 2 64GB valued at $729!

Ear Nose and Throat, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery each provide a wide range of services in this region. Within each of these surgical specialities there is significant overlap in management of patients. The survey is aimed to help identify referral patterns and target medical education at an undergraduate and post graduate level in order to optimise usages of the various head and neck services in the public hospital system. Responses will be anonymous.

Closing date of survey is 28th September 2016 with link found at:

Additional queries can be directed to Emad Lababidi at:

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