Network Link : October 2016
1 October 2016 ISSUE October 2016 In this edition: Redcliffe orthopaedic event attracts over 30 local GPs 1 Latest report will help the PHN improve mental health and suicide prevention services 3 Aged care news 4-5 New report shows heart health disparity across the PHN region 6 Shingles vaccination program to start in November 7 Inaugural cancer care preceptorship success 7 Government funding is chance to upgrade with evidence-based parenting 8 Perinatal mental health services feature 9 New process for ordering My Health Record Brochures for your practice 10 Sector events for mental health week 11 Stay in touch with mental health and alcohol and other drugs news from the PHN 11 Events 12-14 Accredited CPD on forced adoption for health professionals 15 Bowel cancer: encourage your patients to do the test 15 St Andrew’s Emergency Centre sports injury service 16 Noticeboard 16-18 GP bulletin board - October 2016 9 NETWORK Link Redcliffe orthopaedic event attracts over 30 local GPs Continued page 2 Over 30 GPs attended the first in a series of education evenings for general practice, held in late August 2016 and led by Brisbane North PHN and Redcliffe Hospital. Focusing on managing shoulder and knee conditions in primary care, the orthopaedic event provided an opportunity for GPs and specialists from Redcliffe Hospital to network, hear about each other’s challenges and learn about new services in the region. The RACGP-accredited event used case studies to discuss management of orthopaedic patients in primary care. The event also included input from the Director of Orthopaedics at Redcliffe Hospital and orthopaedic specialists and physiotherapists from the Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic (OPSC) and Orthopaedic Screening in Primary Care (OSIP).