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Adelaide PHN Primary Links...                                                 26/05/2016
Education and Events
Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 May 
Palliative Care South Australia
Friday 27 May 
Saturday 28 May
North Adelaide
Better Questions
Tuesday 31 May
The Benchmarque Group
Wednesday 1 June
Royston park
Wednesday 1 June 
Thursday 2 June
sapmea & Adelaide PHN
Friday 3 June
Improving Chronic Disease Prevention
Improvement Foundation
Saturday 4 June
NHN & Adelaide PHN
Wednesday 8 June
Clovelly Park
Diabetes SA
Thursday 9 June
SHineSA & yarningOn
Wednesday 15 June
Aged Rights Advocacy Service Inc. 
Thursday 16 June
Improvement Foundation
Saturday 18 June
Happy Valley
Active Ageing Australia 
Monday 20 June 
Royston Park
Healthfirst Network
Wednesday 22 June
Friday 24 June
Royston Park
Black Dog Institute
Saturday 25 June
There are more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia.


This number is expected to increase to 400,000 in less than five years and, without a medical breakthrough, is expected to continue to rise to almost 900,000 by 2050. APNA’s Timely Diagnosis of Dementia in Primary Care 3-hour workshop aims to educate and empower the nurses caring for those with dementia. APNA will be delivering this workshop, free of charge, in Adelaide on the 24 June 2016.


For more information and to register please visit the website.


The Supporting GPs and Practice Nurses in the Timely Diagnosis of Dementia Project is funded by the Australian Government. It is delivered in partnership by Alzheimer’s Australia, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria, Dementia Training Study Centres, Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.

Webinar Invitation- Registering for the My Health Record System

You are invited to attend the new webinar on how to register for the My Health Record system.This webinar is designed to assist in how to register for the My Health Record system.

When: Friday, May 27, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM AEST (SA, NT: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm)
Duration: 90 Minute(s)
Presenter: Cassie Farrell
The masterclass, ‘Connecting quality care to Doctors out there’ will be held at Rydges South Park, Adelaide 5 - 7 August 2016. The program will offer practical, hands on experience to progress skills across a range of emergency scenarios. 

For more information please click here

A time to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care in the Australian community.
Some resources for you:
Care search - a suite of palliative care information and resources. The website is designed to support health professionals involved in providing palliative care and those needing palliative care and their families and friends. CareSeach resources for GPs please Click here
Palliative Care SA - Palliative Care South Australia (PCSA) is the peak body for palliative care in South Australia
SA Health palliative Care services - Specialist palliative care teams work in a consultative role with general practitioners and other health care providers when these needs cannot be met by primary care teams, across a range of health care services, from hospitals, hospice care, or in the community such as home or residential care. Referral pathways here 
Use these links to find practical support or services in South Australia (SA), or to put you in touch with support groups.

As part of National Palliative Care Week, Palliative Care Australia is encouraging us all to talk to those closest to us about dying.

The Dying to Talk Discussion Starter will guide you through that discussion. It will help you prepare, so that you know what you want to say and it will provide you with tips about how to start talking.
Talking about dying might be hard, but it won’t kill you. You might even find that your family is dying to talk too.
For more information visit

Do you want to better understand the lifestyle and medication management issues for people at risk of heart attack and stroke? How can you provide them with appropriate support in the primary care setting?

APNA's Cardiovascular Disease Risk - Assessment and Management online course has been reviewed and updated to provide you with the latest clinical information.

This course has been designed to summarise the key recommendations made in the guidelines, explore the concept of risk factors versus absolute risk and build your confidence in using the online absolute cardiovascular disease risk calculator. Reflective activities throughout the course will assist in your learning.  For more information CLICK HERE

Thirty percent of Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains from South Australia in the first quarter of 2016 had reduced susceptibility to azithromycin, compared to 0.9% to 3.9% for other states. All strains remained fully susceptible to ceftriaxone.

Azithromycin is not a first line drug for treatment of gonorrhoea; it should only be used for patients allergic to cephalosporins or with severe penicillin allergy i.e. anaphylaxis/ angioedema/urticaria.

 For more information on the diagnosis and management of genital gonococcal infection please download the public health alert here

SA Health has been notified of a case of measles in a 4 year old male in metropolitan Adelaide.

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection transmitted via respiratory aerosols that remain a risk to others for up to 30 minutes after the person has left the area. The incubation period is about 10 days (range 7 to 18 days) to the onset of prodromal symptoms and about 14 days to rash appearance.
The illness is characterised by cough, coryza, conjunctivitis, a descending morbilliform rash, and fever present at the time of rash onset.
The infectious period is from 4 days before to 4 days after the appearance of the rash. For further information please download the public health alert here.

Adelaide PHN is seeking applications from organisations operating RACF sites in metropolitan Adelaide to implement the EPC4RACF Project which aims to optimize access to primary care in-hours and reduce demand for interventions in the after-hours period.
With a focus on complex chronic condition management and end of life care the service model for EPC4RACF involves the use of a coordinated multi-disciplinary primary care team and capacity and capability building components within the RACF to improve the management and delivery of care ensuring residents receive the right care at the right time in the right place.     

Applications close 5pm Friday 27 May 2016.

To access the EPC4RACF Project guidelines and, go to and visit the commissioning page. Enquiries should be directed to

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