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GP Survey – first prize drawn

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The prize draw for the first of three $200 Visa gift cards for respondents to the Rural Health West GP Survey has been won by a GP in Kalgoorlie.  

With two gift cards still to win, there’s no better time to get your survey in.  Return your paper survey by post or complete it online here.

All responses received by the due date will be included in the prize draw.  Please email the Rural Health West Data Team if you have any questions.

Bunbury Hospital GP Reference Group

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Exciting opportunity to shape the future of primary care and hospital collaboration in the South West. Representatives are invited from all practices in the greater Bunbury area to attend monthly meetings to share feedback, present ideas/suggestions, and receive information on the work underway at Bunbury Hospital.

  • Partner with the Bunbury Hospital Redevelopment team
  • Feedback on communication channels and referral pathways
  • Monthly meetings (1 hour) for an initial 6 months
  • Stipend available

Expressions of Interest close 30 September 2021.

If interested in participating, please contact:
Dr Mark Monaghan – Director Medical Services Clinical Service Redevelopment
Jo Moore – Director Strategy & Service Development, 0429 684 236

Annual General Practitioner Survey now open!

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The Rural Health West annual GP survey gives an understanding of general practice in rural and remote communities across Western Australia.

Your response will enable Rural Health West to identify the current issues and concerns facing you and help us to provide services and programs that will benefit you and the health of your community.

The Annual GP Survey is open to all rural general practitioners. Complete the survey online securely on the website here (ID code needed) or if you prefer, paper copies of the survey have been mailed to all GPs.

For further information, please contact the Rural Health West database team by calling 08 6389 4500 or via email.

Margaret River – coastal district service planning workshop

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Community members from Margaret River and the surrounding areas are invited to join WACHS-SW as they undertake regional service planning. Community members are welcome to join in discussions about the service planning and future opportunities that are resulting from the Bunbury Hospital Redevelopment.
Wednesday 13 October 2021, 10:00am-1:00pm
Margaret River HEART “The Studio Room”
43 Wallcliffe road, Margaret River
Light lunch provided
To register please email WACHS.

Heart failure: an active role for GPs and patients

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Early diagnosis of heart failure and effective management in primary care prolongs lives, keeps people out of hospital, and improves quality of life. Managing heart failure is complex. High rates of mortality and hospital readmission make this a challenging condition for patients and their GPs. But there are clear principles to support effective management in primary care.

This educational visit supported by NPS Medicinewise and the Heart Foundation is part of a multifaceted program designed to:
• support GPs in the early diagnosis and classification of heart failure
• provide clinical guidance on initiation and ongoing management of medicines
• empower patients with effective self-management strategies to improve their quality of life.

Educational visits are available as:
• One-on-one tailored discussion for GPs (30 minutes)
• Virtual visits via video call, so GPs who find it difficult to schedule an in-practice visit can still benefit from our visiting program
• Small group meeting for up to 10 health professionals – GPs, practice nurses and and pharmacists (1 hour).

This activity has been approved for 2 points (CPD Activity) under the RACGP CPD Program and accredited for 1 hour under the educational activity category in the ACRRM PD Program.

Please contact Amanda Fuller with your details via phone: 0429 638 242 or email: AFuller@nps.org.au

BuDDS – Bunbury Doctor to Doctor Support Mentorship Program

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BuDDS seeks to provide a structured mentoring program for doctors in the greater Bunbury region, promoting a positive, supportive culture within the medical community by linking doctors at various stages of training and beyond to share experiences and provide personal and professional guidance.
 
Would you like to be involved in BuDDS? Please contact kayla.mizzi@health.wa.gov.au to complete a Mentee/Mentor registration form.
 
Want more information before deciding? For more information including BuDDS structure, confidentiality and how it all works, send an email to kayla.mizzi@health.wa.gov.au.
 
A BuDDS Launch Event will be held on 15 July 2021 to meet your fellow BuDDS and be welcomed to the program.

Blackwood service planning district workshop

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Communities from the Bridgetown, Boyup Book and Nannup areas are invited to join WA Country Health Service – South West as they undertake regional service planning, as part of the Bunbury Hospital Redevelopment.
Thursday 24 June, 11:00am-1:00pm
St John Ambulance Sub Centre
17 Pioneer Street, Bridgetown
Light lunch provided
This is an exciting opportunity to have your say and contribute to the development of a strong network of hospitals that deliver care closer to home.
For more information please contact WACHS-SW-BHServDev@health.wa.gov.au

My Health Record Improvements Webinar

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Wed 2 Jun 2021 5:00pm

This ACCRM webinar lead by the Australian Digital Health Agency will provide information on how to use the My Health Record System. Doctors will learn about the benefits of using the system as well as all the latest improvements

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the webinar doctors will know:

  • What is the My Health Record system and what benefit is there to me and my patients in using the system.
  • What changes and enhancements have been made, in particular with Pathology, Diagnostic Imaging and Advance Care Directives.
  • Education and Training resources available.
  • Where to get further help and assistance.
  • Who (rural doctors) is using it and what is their experience.
  • How beneficial is it to patients and carers.
  • Future enhancements for the My Health Record system.

For more information or to register please visit the website.

Warren service planning district workshop

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Communities from the Manjimup, Pemberton and Northcliffe areas are invited to join WA Country Health Service – South West as they undertake regional service planning, as part of the Bunbury Hospital Redevelopment.

Wednesday 16 June 2021
11:00am – 1:00pm (please arrive by 10:45am)
Wellness and Respite Community Centre – 1a Edwards Street, Manjimup
Light lunch provided

This is an exciting opportunity to have your say and contribute to the development of a strong network of hospitals that deliver care closer to home.  View the flyer here.

Registrations are essential.

For more information please contact WACHS-SW-BHServDev@health.wa.gov.au.