Shared Maternity Care Collaborative Workshop 2023: Session 2 (4 December 2023)

Hosted by Mercy Health, this workshop will run over 2 evening sessions, covering a range of topics from leading obstetrician an gynaecologist experts. Session resources Presentation slides Genetics in Pregnancy course that was developed with GPs Prenatal screening decision aid at MCRI Safer Care Victoria Better Births Collaborative has reduced severe perinatal tear Shared Maternity … Continued

Supporting patients with infertility through the Public Fertility Care Service (28 November 2023)

  Drawing on expertise from clinicians leading the Public Fertility Service, this session will provide GPs with practical knowledge about: the causes of infertility how to investigate subfertility in primary care the latest range of assisted fertility and fertility preservation treatments how to support patients to access treatment through Victoria’s Public Fertility Care Service. Session … Continued

Shared Maternity Care Collaborative Workshop 2023: Session 1 (27 November 2023)

Hosted by Mercy Health, this workshop will run over 2 evening sessions, covering a range of topics from leading obstetrician and gynaecologist experts. Session resources Presentation slides Shared Maternity Care Guidelines

Child mental health community of practice – session 5: Assessment and management of mental health disorders in neurodiverse children and young people (14 November 2023)

The child mental health community of practice (CoP) is a multidisciplinary CoP for clinicians including but not limited to GPs, practice nurses, psychologists, paediatricians, mental health clinicians, social workers and counsellors. Session resources Presentation slides (part 1) Presentation slides (part 2) Autism and mental illness in children and young people require standardised approaches for assessment … Continued

Improving Childhood Asthma Management (ICAM) Community of Practice – session 2 (22 November 2023)

Community of practice (CoP) sessions aim to improve clinician confidence in managing childhood asthma, and foster collaboration between asthma care services in the inner west of Melbourne, the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Asthma Australia and the National Asthma Council Australia. Discussions and findings can also be applied to the wider childhood asthma community. Session resources … Continued

Obstetric ultrasound interpretation and preterm birth prevention (8 November 2023)

In our community, GPs play a central role in early pregnancy care, handling testing, counselling and referrals. This session will equip GPs with the knowledge and skills to provide early pregnancy care, ensuring optimal health and wellbeing of pregnant individuals and their babies. Session resources HealthPathways Melbourne presentation slides Western Health presentation slides Australian Preterm … Continued

How to identify cybersecurity risks and data breaches in your practice (2 November 2023)

This session will discuss what constitutes a data breach and how best to prevent or manage one. It will outline the latest advice for preparing and developing policies. Session resources Presentation slides part 1 Presentation slides part 2 Data breach resources Avant factsheet: Email communication with patients: privacy and patient safety    Avant factsheet: Recommendations when … Continued

Mental health referral and access – video

Victoria’s mental health service system is rapidly evolving in response to reform. New local, state and federal services mean referral pathways and options for patients sometimes change. It is easy to miss a detail or refer a patient to a service that may not be right for them. You can use our single form to … Continued

Eye Health Collaborative Care and Quality Improvement in General Practice (25 October 2023)

The aim of this session is to outline how GPs and optometrists can collaborate to improve care for patients with red eyes, eyelid conditions and diabetes. Session resources Presentation slides Glaucoma Australia – Patients support Good Vision for Life – Information for patients Guide Dogs – Low vision services Healthdirect – Resources library Health translations … Continued

Sleep disordered breathing in children (19 October 2023)

This session, hosted by Dr Elizabeth Rose, a paediatric otolaryngology surgeon, will help GPs improve their knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of children presented with sleep disordered breathing. It will also cover how to maximise medical therapy, determine when to refer, and the most appropriate referral pathways, including referral thresholds. Session resources … Continued