General Practice

GP ImproveIT

Thursday, 23 August 2018

No matter what skill level you’re at, GP ImproveIT has articles to help you improve use of technology at your general practice. 

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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

Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) training modules The Department of Humans Services has published five Australian Immunisation Register eLearning modules, to help vaccination providers understand access and use AIR and record vaccination episodes. The five modules...

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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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Doctors in Secondary Schools

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Doctors in Secondary Schools initiative  The Victorian Government is working with the Victorian Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to make sure young people are getting the health support, advice and treatment they need so they can reach their full potential.  The...

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Health Care Homes

Monday, 30 January 2017

SEMPHN is one of the 10 Health Care Homes trial sites around Australia Health Care Homes is a model of care for people with chronic and complex health conditions which provides a home base for the coordination and management of their care. In 2016 the Government announced...

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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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Digital Health

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Digital Health team contact details digitalhealth@semphn.org.au | 03 8514 4460 My Health Record Our GP ImproveIT resource has a number of articles to help you with My Health Record, including: Getting started with digital health ePIP Shared Health Summary...

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Practice Management

Thursday, 8 December 2016

General practice is central to good health outcomes and system reform. 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. Practice Managers can be a key part...

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Online Clinical Pathways

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Pathways  Optimal Care Pathways SEMPHN is part of a state-wide initiative to localise Optimal Care Pathways supported by the Victorian Government. The Pathways have been developed to help people diagnosed with cancer receive the best possible care, Optimal Care...

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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

What is the NDIS? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to support a better life for Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. There is a Myplace online portal for Participants and Providers. The portals help...

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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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Empathy in general practice

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Caring for patients with multiple chronic conditions is complex. Health professionals who develop their skills in empathy can have a positive effect on patient health outcomes. This short video from the Cleveland Clinic shows how important empathy is. This animated...

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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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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 lie at the heart...

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Practice Networks

Friday, 2 December 2016

SEMPHN is committed to providing support to staff working in primary care and supporting and establishing local professional networks for Practice Nurses, Practice Managers and Practice Owners. How do they generally work? SEMPHN is supporting both new, and established,...

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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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General Practice Accreditation

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

This guide is a resource for general practices who are undergoing accreditation. You can also check out our series of short videos to support accreditation. What is General Practice Accreditation? Around 80 per cent of General Practices in Australia undergo...

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Cancer Screening

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Statistics Across South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network footprint, the bowel screening participation rate is slightly higher than the Victorian average (Figure 1), while breast and cervical screening participation in SEMPHN is lower than the Victorian average. The...

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For General Practice

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Health workforce is a priority area of South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN). We are committed to providing support to staff who work in general practice, including General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Practice Managers, Practice Owners and...

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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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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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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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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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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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Measles outbreak update

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Cases of measles are continuing to be diagnosed in individuals living in the Brunswick and surrounding areas. For updated case numbers go to FAQs - Measles outbreak in Melbourne. Consider the possibility of measles in any person who is susceptible to measles and develops...

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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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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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New medication list supports GPs managing terminal symptoms in people wishing to die at home

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

General practitioners (GPs) wishing to achieve optimum symptom control for terminally ill patients who choose to die at home now have access to a consensus-based medication list to assist their decision making.The list of nine medications was developed by a panel of 12...

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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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