Health Professionals

API providers to start services soon in Bayside and Cardinia

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Connect Health & Community (Bayside) and FMC Mediation and Counselling Victoria (Cardinia) have been awarded tenders by SEMPHN to deliver new Accessible Psychological Interventions (API) services. Bayside and Cardinia were the two remaining South Eastern Melbourne PHN...

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Webinars

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Some SEMPHN and Victorian PHN Alliance (VPHNA) events are recorded and made available as free on-line educational resources. Please note that these educational resources are correct, to the best of our knowledge, at the date and time of each recording.  Visit the VPHNA...

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Online training modules

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Advance: Initiating palliative care and advance care planning This free on-line training has been developed specifically for nurses working in general practice and are endorsed by APNA and entitle eligible participants to claim 2 CPD hours. There are 3 modules which can...

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Practice Coaching – free e-learning modules

Thursday, 14 December 2017

How do I access Practice Coaching? Visit practicecoaching.com.au Who is it for? General Practitioners Practice Nurses Practice Managers Practice Administration What is Practice Coaching? Practice Coaching is a website which provides a...

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Codeine Rescheduling

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Codeine changes From 1 February 2018, all medicines that contain low-dose codeine will no longer be available from pharmacies without a script.  This scheduling change affects all codeine-containing products that are currently available over-the-counter (OTC). This...

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Grants open for After Hours General Practice

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

SEMPHN is seeking general practices in the Local Government Areas of Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Casey, Frankston, Mornington Peninsula and Kingston to provide face-to-face primary care services in the After Hours (AH) period. Grants of up to $144,000 are available for...

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Hello, my name is Nellie

Saturday, 1 April 2017

  Nellie® is an automated SMS-based persona for promoting patient self-care. It is the most researched and effective of its kind in the world.  The underpinning methodology and technology is Simple Telehealth, which was invented in 2008 in the UK....

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SEMPHN appoints Cancer Council Victoria to improve cancer screening rates in South Eastern Melbourne

Monday, 23 January 2017

SEMPHN has commissioned Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) to improve screening rates for bowel, cervical and breast cancer across South Eastern Melbourne. CCV, a leader in cancer screening, will build on last year’s work in engaging General Practices and the local community...

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Online Clinical Pathways

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Pathways  Pathways help clinicians provide quality clinical care and referral. These pathways create a clear picture of the entire patient journey and help health professionals make best practice decisions at the point of care.  SEMPHN used Map of Medicine as an...

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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The NDIS is not a SEMPHN initiative. The following information is provided for general awareness of NDIS only, including roll-out dates that apply to the SEMPHN region. What is the NDIS? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to support a better life for...

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Find a Health Service

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

National Health Services Directory http://www.nhsd.com.au/ The National Health Services Directory is a joint initiative of all Australian governments, delivered by Healthdirect Australia, to enable health professionals and consumers to access reliable and consistent...

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Chronic Disease Management

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

SEMPHN aims to maximise the health and wellbeing of our community. We work with service providers to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes; and improve coordination of care to ensure...

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For Health Professionals

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Health professionals who work in primary care are critical to good health outcomes. SEMPHN wants strong primary health care services available to all people in our region – especially those who are vulnerable and/or have chronic health conditions. SEMPHN works with...

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Mental health

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Poor mental health can be short term or lifelong, and include mood, anxiety, personality, psychotic, and compulsive disorders.  About three million Australians are living with depression or anxiety; and around eight people commit suicide daily in Australia. Mental...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria have good or excellent health, but as a group, they have poorer health outcomes than non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Culturally safe, person, family and community-centred care lies at the heart...

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Health for refugees and asylum seekers

Thursday, 1 December 2016

SEMPHN is committed to the values of acceptance and equitable access to healthcare. We offer the following resources to support community members, frontline staff, healthcare providers and general practice staff who work with refugees and asylum seekers. Training videos ...

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Population Health

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Needs assessment SEMPHN compiles Needs Assessments each year. These documents provide information on the population profile of the SEMPHN catchment and identify the specific health needs of our communities across South Eastern Melbourne. Having access to timely population,...

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Immunisation

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Population Health, including immunisation, is a key priority area of SEMPHN. The following is a quick-reference guide for GPs and Practice Nurses on frequently-used immunisation topics, guidelines, tips and support. Phone support AIR (Australian Immunisation Register) ...

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Health Literacy

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

We all need the ability to find, understand and use information for health. Health professionals are in a key position to help. Around one in six Australians might not be able to access, understand, evaluate and communicate health information in a way that helps them to...

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Aged Care

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

General Practice referral to aged care services My Aged Care (MAC) My Aged Care is the national contact centre for Commonwealth funded aged care services. Health professionals are required to use this portal for referral for assessment and services. Refinements to the site...

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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

There are a number of services and resources available if a patient has alcohol or other drug issues, or wants to access specialist services. Alcohol and other drugs referrals and services SECADA is a single point of contact for a large network of specialist services...

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Three health leaders join SEMPHN board

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) has appointed to its board three new directors with significant health experience and expertise. Joining the board are Professor Danielle Mazza, local GP and Head of Department of General Practice at Monash University,...

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Advance Care Planning

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Four local Health Networks in the SEMPHN catchment offer Advance Care Planning services. There are several useful online tools as well. What is Advance Care Planning? Advance Care Planning aims to respect people’s health care and treatment wishes when they are unable to...

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Cancer Screening

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Resources BreastScreen Victoria Bowel Cancer Screening Register Cancer Council Victoria - Resources for Health Professionals The national Cervical Screening Program is being renewed from 1 May 2017. Key changes are: women will be invited when they are due to...

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After Hours Grant Funding

Thursday, 17 November 2016

The South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) has awarded five organisations with funding grants to develop and implement initiatives designed to improve after hours (AH) primary care services and/or reduce avoidable AH demand on both GPs and hospital emergency...

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Minister for Health announces opening of applications for Health Care Homes

Friday, 4 November 2016

The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, has announced that applications are now open for the Australian Government's Health Care Homes (HCH) initiative.  The key feature of the Health Care Homes model is that people with chronic conditions receive ‘wrap...

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Integrated Team Care Grant Funding - Indigenous Australians’ Health Program

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) has awarded funding to Inner South Community Health Service and the Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative Limited (DDACL) as lead agencies for Integrated Team Care (ITC) as part of the Indigenous...

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Innovation invited in second round of After-hours grants

Monday, 19 September 2016

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) is pleased to announce the launch of the next round of grants to address gaps in After-Hours (AH) service and improve service integration in the SEMPHN region. SEMPHN is looking for good ideas that will: increase...

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SEMPHN selected as one of 10 PHNs to conduct new Health Care Homes trial

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Residents in South Eastern Melbourne with chronic health conditions will be amongst the first in Australia to benefit from a new Health Care Homes trial. As announced by the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this morning, South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network...

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Homelessness Grant Funding

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) has awarded a grant of $100,000 to Inner South Community Health (ISCH) to implement a pilot providing access to hepatitis C treatment for people experiencing homelessness. ISCH and partner organisations, Launch...

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Interested in contributing to SEMPHN?

Monday, 18 July 2016

Health professionals, consumers and members of the public can contribute to the important work of SEMPHN in various ways. In addition to its forums and events, SEMPHN would like to establish a pool of community members who we can draw upon to provide feedback on a range of...

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SEMPHN identified as mental health lead site

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The Coalition have announced a $192 million package of mental health reforms to be implemented if they are re-elected. It is encouraging to note that SEMPHN has been identified as one of 10 PHN lead sites to champion the reforms and trial innovate approaches to mental...

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Vinnies CEO Sleepout - SEMPHN's Elizabeth Deveny shares her story

Friday, 24 June 2016

Driving to the Sleepout last night I thought that we had perfect weather – for washing your car. My shoes and feet were wet just from getting in and out of the car. Traffic was chaotic and it took some time to get to Jeff’s shed where we sleep outside on the long...

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Lead announcement - mental health central intake service

Thursday, 16 June 2016

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) is pleased to announce that EACH Social and Community Health (EACH) has been selected as the preferred lead agency to operate its central mental health intake service for financial year 2016/17. The intake service will...

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After Hours Grant Funding

Friday, 20 May 2016

The South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) has awarded grants totalling $450,000 to five organisations who will implement new initiatives designed to improve after hours primary care services and/or reduce avoidable after hours demand on both GPs and...

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headspace lead announcement

Friday, 29 April 2016

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) is pleased to announce that EACH Social and Community Health (EACH) has been selected as the preferred lead agency to operate the headspace Dandenong and Narre Warren centres following an Expression of Interest process...

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SEMPHN CEO appointed to new digital health board

Friday, 22 April 2016

SEMPHN CEO Elizabeth Deveny has been appointed to the board of the newly-created Australian Digital Health Agency. Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport, Sussan Ley MP announced on 21 April appointments to the new board which will replace the National E-Health Transition...

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After-hours Grants announced

Thursday, 24 March 2016

South Eastern Melbourne PHN is pleased to announce the launch of grants to support and enhance the availability of after-hours primary care services. The grants are valued between $30,000 and $100,000 and applicants must demonstrate how their initiative can improve access...

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100 attend mental health care improvement forum

Monday, 1 February 2016

Almost 100 people attended a community forum on improving mental health care for people living in south eastern Melbourne on 15 December 2015. A diverse audience of clinicians, practice staff, hospital managers, executives and independent service providers shared their...

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Full house at mental health care community forum

Friday, 29 January 2016

Almost 100 people attended a community forum on improving mental health care for people living in south eastern Melbourne on 15 December 2015. A diverse audience of clinicians, practice staff, hospital managers, executives and independent service providers shared their...

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Staff gift 60 ‘New Day Boxes’ to women in crisis this Christmas

Friday, 29 January 2016

Staff at South Eastern Melbourne PHN have gifted 60 ‘New Day Boxes’ to Victorian women staying in crisis accommodation this Christmas. The ‘New Day Boxes’ which include cosmetics, toiletries and other personal care items will be distributed to centres across the...

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Consumers and clinicians appointed to new advisory councils

Friday, 29 January 2016

Consumers and clinicians have been appointed to new advisory councils to provide feedback on future changes to primary care across south eastern Melbourne.  The Clinical and Community Councils will advise the Board of South Eastern Melbourne PHN on the strategic...

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Help reshape primary mental health services across south eastern Melbourne

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

As you may be aware, the Commonwealth Government recently announced changes to Medicare-funded mental health services with a view to increasing access, improving outcomes and minimising ‘red tape’ and other inefficiencies. From 1 July 2016, consumers with mental illness...

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Making local healthcare better together

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Local health services are changing to better meet the needs of people living in south eastern Melbourne. Our new local health system will be better for consumers, clinicians and taxpayers: For consumers, local health care will be more accessible and responsive to their...

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Senior appointments announced

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

On 1 July 2016 SEMPHN will move to a new commissioning model where it will focus on procuring health care services rather than delivering them directly. As part of this, SEMPHN is transitioning to a new organisational structure with includes a range of newly-designed roles...

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PHN Webcast - 31 August 2015

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The South Eastern Melbourne PHN have started a series of breakfast forums that will be taking place across the catchment each month. If you would like to watch these webcasts please click on the link attached. http://kvgo.com/creomedia/SEMPHNbreakfast

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