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Adelaide PHN Primary Links...                                                             30/08/2016


Education and Events



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

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
click here

Lower blood pressure targets in new Heart Foundation Hypertension guidelines

The updated guideline has a primary and secondary prevention focus on the contemporary management of hypertension in the context of an aging population with increasing complexities. To access the guideline visit:

HANDI - Making non-drug interventions easier to find and use

The Handbook of Non-Drug interventions (HANDI) is making effective non-drug treatments more visible and easier to use. HANDI aims to make ‘prescribing’ a non-drug therapy almost as easy as writing a prescription. The topics in HANDI have been developed by the HANDI Project team and is supported by appropriate evidence. For more information please click here


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

How do doctors make decisions about antibiotic use?  - Invitation to participate in online GP/GP Registrar survey
Prescribing decisions are often complex.  A PhD student from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), is investigating what factors influence decisions to prescribe antibiotics.
We're looking for GPs and GP Registrars practising in Australia.  The survey will take about 15 minutes and is based on a scenario. Your responses are anonymous and confidential. 
To participate, please click this link (best viewed using Mozilla or Chrome web browsers):
A prize draw to win a $200 grocery voucher is offered at the end of the survey.  The survey closes 30 September 2016.  This research has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval number: 1500000190).  For any queries, please email


MBS Review Taskforce Newsletter
The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce distributes newsletters to keep interested stakeholders directly informed about its activities. The fifth issue of the newsletter has just been released and is available for download here

Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) Free Posters

In early 2017 the Dietitians Association of Asutralia (DAA) will be offering free posters for your practice sites.

The posters have been designed to promote the importance of checking in with an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) regularly to ensure patients have optimal nutrition for their specific medical conditions.

Posters will be free of charge, for more information please contact Sam Chambers.

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