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									Bulletin                                                                                                                Thursday, 8 July 2010
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Infrastructure grants                        Nurse practitioners
                                                                                                       Want to know what
open                                         can write workers’                                        a PHCO is and how it
The Australian Government is offering        comp certificates                                         will affect you?
Primary Care Infrastructure Grants to
                                             Nurse practitioners are now able to                       GPpartners is holding an
expand and enhance medical facilities in
                                             write certificates for injured workers in                 information night to inform
communities across Australia. The grants
                                             the Queensland workers’ compensation                      members about the health
will enable existing general practices to
                                             scheme. From May 2010 nurse                               reform agenda. The Board of
expand or upgrade space for GPs, nurses
                                             practitioners will be able to issue a                     Directors would specifically like
or allied health professionals to improve
                                             certificate for a patient with a minor                    to update full financial members
care for patients in the community and
                                             injury. If the patient requires more than 10              on the Government’s plans to
to support training the next generation of
                                             calendar days off work or if they require                 create Primary Health Care
health workers.
                                             suitable duties and rehabilitation advice                 Organisations (PHCO) and what
Grants up to $500,000 are available to       the nurse practitioner will refer the patient             this will mean for the future of
expand a medical practice to provide         to their local GP. Please call Q-COMP on                  GPpartners.
training and extra services to the           1300 789 881 or visit
community. Three levels of funding are       for more information.                                     Wednesday 4 August
available for capital works projects that                                                               6 – 8 pm
support:                                                                                               The Pavilion, Allan Border
                                                                                                       Fields, Bogan Street, Albion
•	 expanding or upgrading a practice
   to increase the number of doctors,
                                             National Diabetes                                         (Light meal provided)
   nurses or allied health staff;            Week                                                      RSVP juliann.king@gppartners.
                                                                                              or phone 3630 7322
•	 expanding services to the                 The theme for this year’s National
   communities, including after hours        Diabetes Week (11 to 18 July) is
   services; and                             ‘Don’t be the type to leave it too late’.
•	 training of new doctors and other         GPpartners has an info pack available
   health professionals together in a GP     for GPs and practice nurses interested
   Super Clinic-style facility.              in the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
                                             program and Lifestyle Modification
Applications for funding are open to
                                             Programs (LMP). We have around 20
any eligible organisation or individual
                                             more LMP facilitators ready to come
operating an existing general practice,
                                             aboard who can deliver the Reset Your                           Have you overlooked
primary care or community health service,
                                             Life program, giving you more choice for                           renewing your
or Aboriginal Medical Service. Application
                                             patients who need to address lifestyle risk
guidelines, criteria and application forms                                                                   GPpartners financial
                                             factors to prevent or delay onset of type 2
are available from the Department of                                                                             membership?
                                             diabetes. For info or a practice visit, phone
Health and Ageing's Tenders and Grants
                                             your GPpartners Practice Liaison Officer -                   Thanks to all those who
web page (see link at www.gppartners.
                                             07 3630 7300.                                                    have renewed. under News). Applications must
be lodged by hand including by courier
by 2pm (local Canberra time) Friday, 20                                                                          Ph 07 3630 7300
August 2010.
Education                                                                                                              Thursday, 24 June 2010
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Taking the Confusion out of                      the new record, highlighting changes              •	   Behavioural and cognitive therapies for
                                                 and examining new breastfeeding                        insomnia.
Catch Ups                                        recommendations.                                  •	   Appropriate use of hypnotic medicines
Join Dr Natasha Christa and the Brisbane
                                                 28 July - RBWH Antenatal Education                •	   Discontinuation plans for long-term
North Public Health Unit for the latest          Room, Ned Hanlon Building
information on planning and completing                                                                  hypnotic medicines.
catch up schedules. We’ll cover catch up                                                           •	   Engaging patient/carers in managing
for children and refugees and international      Secure Messaging - Tips                                sleep difficulties.
schedules and, will give you tools to make       and Tricks (General Practice)                     One-to-one or groups. Ph Suzanne
the job easier.                                                                                    07 3630 7323 or book online.
                                                 For secure messaging users, free training
                                                 sessions to help you maintain and manage
20 July - GPpartners, LUTWYCHE
                                                 your Medical Objects referrals and reports.       Hospital and Community
Medical Director
                                                 We’ll cover delivery reports, trouble             Referral
                                                 shooting referrals, managing your address
                                                 books and templates, maintaining doctors          GPpartners Specialist Outpatient GP team
Our professional trainer will take you
                                                 in the Medical Objects system and getting         is offering GPs the opportunity to get up-
through commonly used functions in
                                                 help when you need it.                            to-date with referral guidelines and ways
Medical Director and show you a few you
                                                                                                   to maximise referrals to hospitals and
didn’t know!                                     10 August - GPpartners,                           community services.
27 July - GPpartners,
                                                                                                   •	   New referral guidelines and tools for
LUTWYCHE. Financial members: FREE
                                                                                                        RBWH Urology, RCH Child Development
                                                 Management Options to                                  Unit, RCH General Paediatrics, RBWH
Curly Questions!                                 Maximise Sleep                                         Ophthalmology.
Join our expert panel of obstetricians,          This new NPS educational program                  •	   New electronic referral templates.
midwifes and lactation consultants for           reviews the benefits and harms of
a ‘speed dating’ session where you can           hypnotic medication, and non-drug                 •	   Who to contact for pre-referral advice.
bring along clinical or process-related          strategies which might be more effective.         •	   Utilising community and private services
questions. Meet our new ‘baby’ – the                                                                    to the patients best advantage.
                                                 •	   Identifying and addressing causes of
brand new state-wide Pregnancy Health                 insomnia.
Record! We will walk you through                                                                   To book ph Helen Hoare 07 3630 7314.

What’s on elsewhere...
Women in Medicine                   Hepatitis C Management                Brisbane Everybody’s                  Musculoskeletal Medicine
Breakfast: ‘Looking after you’      for Health Care Workers               Business                              Seminar - Rheumatoid
AMA Queensland breakfast            This UQ, HIV & HCV Education          The Continence Foundation             arthritis
with globally recognised            Projects course examines              of Australia invites you to           An Australian Doctor Education
medical practitioner, writer        emerging issues in Hepatitis          attend an education forum on          Seminar. Sports injuries in
and media spokesperson Dr           C in Queensland. Topics               Every body’s business – bowel         children, the dicky knee,
Cindy Pan. Dr Pan delivers          covered include: epidemiology;        health. A one day forum for           connective tissue diseases,
an enjoyable, light hearted         pathogenesis and virology;            all health professionals and an       gout, osteoporosis and
presentation about key issues       transmission and prevention;          opportunity to meet the experts.      persistent foot pain.
faced by today’s women like         psychosocial and quality of life
                                                                          6 August, Mecure Hotel. Ph
health, relationships, sex and      issues; clinical manifestations                                             14 August, UQ St Lucia. Ph
                                                                          Mary Trezise 03 9347 2522
drugs, “playing hard to get” and    and natural progression;                                                    Francesca Lawrence 02 9422
“life’s little nasties”. Thoughts   treatment options; side effects;
are shared after breakfast with     comple-mentary therapies; harm
a panel discussion.                 minimisation philosophies.
21 July, Fortitude Valley. Ph       4 August, UQ St Lucia.
Rebecca Byrnes 07 3872 2269         Ph 07 3346 4813

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