Identifying and treating depression in general practice (6 March 2024)

Attendees will gain insights into recent research for addressing depression, and develop an understanding of the specific pharmacology associated with evidence-based psychological therapies. Session resources Presentation slides HealthPathways presentation slides RANZCP Mood Disorders Clinical Practice Guidelines Beck’s depression Inventory Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) Referral Form for the NWMPHN Referral and Access Team

Understanding the role GPs play in community palliative care (14 March 2024)

In this webinar you will learn the role GPs have in community palliative care, and how you can work with local providers to achieve the best outcomes for patients. Topics include common medications and prescribing doses, and navigating difficult conversations. Session resources Presentation slides Visit NWMPHN’s palliative care webpage for resources, service information and education … Continued

Gastrointestinal Illness in children (29 February 2024)

Are you a clinician working in an urgent care setting such as a priority primary care centre (PPCC), or have an interest in urgent care? This session is designed for priority or urgent care clinical staff or clinical staff with an interest in this area and will provide the knowledge and skills needed to excel … Continued

Western Health Integrated Pain Service – a new model of care for the West (28 February 2024)

This webinar will introduce the Western Health Pain Service new model of care. It will provide an update for GPs and community allied health on the care of chronic pain patients via a multidisciplinary approach. An outline of the services and will be provided to improve quality of life for patients with chronic pain and … Continued

Improving Childhood Asthma Management (ICAM) Community of Practice – session 3: Back to school (31 January 2024)

This community of practice (CoP) session will focus on Asthma Action Plans (AAPs), including how and when to do them, and barriers health professionals face in completing them and/or communicating with schools. There will be case studies and a section on understanding the difference between exercise-induced asthma, and poor fitness. Session resources Presentation slides Updated … Continued

Supporting people affected by the current crisis in the Middle East (12 December 2023)

This session will provide GPs and primary care providers with key information on clinical considerations and impacts of trauma for refugees. Session resources Presentation slides Australian Islamic Medical Association flyer (English and Arabic) Priority Primary Care Centre flyer – English Priority Primary Care Centre flyer – Arabic Foundation House Gaza briefing

Child mental health community of practice – session 6: Gender diversity (5 December 2023)

This 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 HealthPathways Melbourne presentation slides Emerging Minds checklist for allied health services Emerging Minds checklist for GPs and paediatricians Australian Standards … Continued

Breakfast and learn webinar: Managing suicidal ideation and high-risk patients in general practice (12 December 2023)

This breakfast and learn session will provide GPs with the skills and knowledge to effectively manage suicide ideation and high-risk patients in general practice. It will also educate GPs on management and referral pathways for high-risk patients, once they have identified that a patient is suicidal. Session resources Presentation slides

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