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We work with health care providers across the Hunter, New England & Central Coast. Through our innovative programs our communities benefit from greater coordination, better systems and improved access to health care.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - latest information

The Primary Health Network is publishing a regular COVID-19 update specifically for our region. You can subscribe to receive regular updates. You can also view our COVID-19 Vaccination General Practice preparedness and COVID-19 information pages.

There is also many resources available on our YouTube COVID-19 playlist.

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Upcoming Events

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Jul 2021

Speaker - Dr David Woods (GP/Anaesthetist - Singleton) Cancer pain learning outcomes • Apply the new indications for opioid analgesics into clinical practice. • Implement a multi …

1:00 pm 0 hour event
Online Free

Mundipharma Live National Webinar - Cancer pain management in Primary Care

Thursday, July 29th 2021
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Online
Free
About the Event

Speaker - Dr David Woods (GP/Anaesthetist - Singleton)

Cancer pain learning outcomes

• Apply the new indications for opioid analgesics into clinical practice.

• Implement a multimodal pain management plan to optimise patient quality of life.

• Identify barriers to opioid use in cancer pain.

• Address patient/carer barriers to opioid use in cancer pain.

• Explain the different roles of immediate release and modified release opioids to manage severe cancer pain.

29

Jul 2021

1. Recognise the risk factors and key indicators of aggression and violence. 2. Effectively manage difficult patients through a range of communication, de-escalation and diffusion …

6:30 pm 3 hour event
Callaghan, VIC $77 HPMI members, $110 non mem …

Dealing with Difficult Patients

Thursday, July 29th 2021
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
130 University Dr
Callaghan VIC 2308
Australia
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$77 HPMI members, $110 non members
About the Event

1. Recognise the risk factors and key indicators of aggression and violence.

2. Effectively manage difficult patients through a range of communication, de-escalation and diffusion skills.

3. Identify and implement effective practice strategies and measures to improve the safety of the workplace.

The workshop covers a range of communication strategies and skills in dealing with challenging interactions with patients and others. This includes practice set-out to maximise safety and survival skills for GPs involved in home visits and verbal judo for tricky situations. The workshop is designed for all members of the practice team.

29

Jul 2021

The aim of this webinar is to promote awareness, knowledge and confidence to enable you to take on a greater role in the identification and management of liver disease. The inciden …

7:00 pm 1 hour event
Online Free

Identification and Management of Liver Disease in General Practice

Thursday, July 29th 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online
Free
About the Event

The aim of this webinar is to promote awareness, knowledge and confidence to enable you to take on a greater role in the identification and management of liver disease. The incidence of liver disease is increasing in Australia, and primary care is a key setting where the detection and management of liver disease can make a significant difference to a patient’s survival.

Learning Outcomes

1. Outline the variety of risk factors that cause chronic liver disease.

2. Describe the diagnostic criteria of cirrhosis, a type of liver damage, via an accurate understanding of investigations and clinical signs used in the assessment of liver disorders.

3. List the complications and sequelae associated with cirrhosis and cite the signs, symptoms and investigations used to identify them.

4. Explain the lifestyle, medication, procedural and surgical management of cirrhosis complications, and the role general practitioners play in the detection and management of liver disease.

5. Detail the management of a patient with decompensated liver disease in the general practice setting, the role of gastroenterologists and criteria for admission/hospital-based care.

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