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Welcome to the SouthEast Primary HealthCare Network Wednesday Bulletin 2011 Edition 22

If you would like to view the PDF version of the Wednesday Bulletin it can be downloaded from our website by

Living Strong - Lifestyle Modification Program
Living Strong is a group based healthy lifestyle program designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
communities, formerly known as the Healthy Weight Program.

The Living Strong program encourages participants to seek a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and physical
activity and teaches them life skills to be able to do this in their daily lives. Living strong includes optional health
screenings and up to 12 workshops that can be combined in a variety of ways to suit community and local group

In an effort to reduce the onset of type 2 diabetes, SouthEast Primary HealthCare Network currently runs the Living
Strong Lifestyle Modification Program (LMP).

To refer patients into the Living Strong Program, the AUSDRISK (Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Assessment) tool and a GP referral form needs to be completed and faxed to the SouthEast Primary HealthCare
Network fax line on (07) 3290 3144. Once referrals are received by SouthEast Primary HealthCare Network,
participants are contacted and enrolled.

To find out more about the Living Strong Program contact SouthEast Primary HealthCare Network, Michelle
Nielsen P: 07 3290 3733 F: 07 3290 3144 E:

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ATAPS - Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care (BOiMHC)
What is Tier 1 & Tier 2?
Tier 1 = General Anxiety and Depression
Tier 2 = Support for Patients at risk of suicide or self harm & Perinatal Depression

Eligibility Criteria - BOiMHC
To be eligible for an ATAPS service, an individual consumer must be diagnosed as having a mental disorder by a
GP or an equivalent medical practitioner. This does not have to be a pre-existing condition. Details of eligibility can
be found in the "GP Information Pack" on the SPHN website

National Mental Health Reform - Better Access Initiative
This measure will limit allied mental health services to 10 sessions per patient, per calendar year. This limit is
consistent with the intent of the Better Access initiative to address mild to moderate forms of mental illness. The
measure also allows for an additional four services following a standard six session course of treatment, if deemed
clinically appropriate.

Please note: This measure will be implemented on 1 November 2011. For more information Click

How does the recent Health Reform effect Better Outcomes sessions?
At this point Better Outcomes will align with Better Access and the amount of sessions per calendar year will not
change until 1 November 2011.

For assistance on the Better Outcomes program please contact SouthEast Primary HealthCare Network , Angela
Moon P: 07 3290 3733 F: 07 3290 3144 E: or visit our website:
GP & Practice Census Reminder
Each year SouthEast Primary HealthCare Network Ltd seeks the participation of GPs and Practices in the Annual
Census.This years Census has been delivered electronically to GPs & Practices this week, commencing Tuesday
14th June 2011.

Your participation in the Census assists SouthEast Primary HealthCare Network Ltd to provide ongoing support,
education and information, plan future programs and activities and identify areas where we can improve our

For further information regarding the GP & Practice Census please contact SouthEast Primary HealthCare Network
ehealth Project Officer , Luke Ding P: 07 3290 3733 F: 07 3290 3144 E:
It's Men's Health Week, 13-19 June 2011
Celebrating Men's Health Week (MHW) each year is one of the best ways of recognising and building on the
strengths, resourcefulness, determination and wisdom of Australian men in their efforts to build healthy
environments, often in the face of significant adversity, disadvantage and neglect. It is also a time to raise
community awareness about the still poor state of men's health and wellbeing in Australia today.

GPQ will be launching a new consumer webpage 'Healthy Men' next week to promote and raise awareness of
the importance of Men's Health.

The website is available through the 'Healthy Queenslanders' link on GPQ's website. Click Here to access the

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Free breast cancer screening at Beenleigh for a limited time
BreastScreen Queensland is providing free breast screens in Beenleigh from 26 August until 13 October. A Mobile
Screening Unit will be located in the car park across from the Beenleigh Bowls and Recreation Club, Hanover
Street. Appointments at this site will be available weekdays from 8.15am until 4.00pm. Women can make an
appointment now at the Beenleigh service, or at a nearby permanent location including Helensvale, Logan Central,
Southport or Upper Mount Gravatt, by phoning 13 20 50.

Women aged between 50 and 69 years are strongly recommended to attend for a screening mammogram (breast
screen) every two years. BreastScreen Queensland services are the only nationally accredited breast cancer
screening services in Queensland. Asymptomatic women aged 40 and over are eligible to attend free breast
cancer screening within Queensland Health's BreastScreen Queensland Program.

Free BreastScreen Queensland information resources, referral pads and select electronic recommendation form
templates can be accessed via the website
Telmisartan with amlodipine fixed-dose combination tablets
(Twynsta) PBS listed
Published 1 June 2011

Consider a fixed-dose combination for people on stable doses of the individual drugs | Minimise confusion about
drug therapy

From 1 June 2011, telmisartan with amlodipine fixed-dose combination tablets (Twynsta) can be prescribed on the
PBS for people who have inadequate blood pressure control with either telmisartan or amlodipine alone

View full article Click Here
Epilepsy in general practice
Important message to Divisions of General Practice
Epilepsy Australia and Epilepsy New Zealand are working together to investigate epilepsy in general practice.

They are seeking to understand how GPs currently approach the care of epilepsy and to identify the resources they
believe are necessary and appropriate to support them in their care of patients with epilepsy.

Take the one minute survey for GPs and go into the draw to win one of three 3M Littmann Electronic Stethoscopes
Model 3200

Click Here to start the survey.

The survey will run until July 22nd 2011


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Keeping Motivated
When making permanent lifestyle changes, it is normal for your motivation levels to vary. You may feel highly
motivated a lot of the time and then less motivated at other times. There are many ways that you can stay positive
and motivated to be active, lose weight and eat well:

             •   Keep track of your activity; eating and weight.
             •   Check in on your progress towards your goals.
             •   Keep your eating and activity routine varied.
             •   Remind yourself of the benefits you have achieved (e.g. having more energy, improved blood
             pressure) and still hope to accomplish.
             •   Reward yourself for reaching your goals and set new goals.
             •   Get support from family and friends.
             •   Identify your successes.

Immunisation Catch up
SouthEast Primary HealthCare Network would like to invite you to the July Practice Nurse event.

To ensure we can best cater for your educational needs you can register for either the morning or evening session.

Date and Time
Tuesday 12 July 2011
Morning: 7:00am - 8:00am
Thursday 14 July 2011
Evening: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

SouthEast Primary HealthCare Network
91 Wembley Rd, Logan Central

Free (Valued at $60)

Friday 8 July, 2011

This workshop has been endorsed by APEC No 051124182 as authorised by Royal College of Nursing, Australia
(RCNA) according to approved criteria. Attendance attracts 1 RCNA CNE point as part of RCNA's Life Long
Learning program (3LP)

To register for the event Click Here, download and complete the registration form and fax to 3290 3144

For more information contact SouthEast Primary HealthCare Network Immunisation and Refugee Health, Sylvia
Penhaligon P: 07 3290 3733 F: 07 3290 3144 E:

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2011 Cancer Care Course for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Health Workers
Note: Reminder - applications close Monday 27 June 2011

Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 August
Cancer Council Queensland's Townsville office:
24 Warburton Street,
North Ward.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Palliative Care Centre,
The Townsville Hospital, Douglas.

If you have any questions or for an application form please contact course administrator, Judith Whitehead P: 07
3258 2267 E: or Click Here for more information.

        Speed Psychiatry Evening
GP Mental Health Education Evening

Get in quick! RSVP is this Friday 17th June 2011

Date & Time
Tuesday 21st June 2011
6.30pm - 9.00pm
 Belmont Private Hospital
1220 Creek Rd, Carina
Free to all GP's
Dinner and Drinks will be provided
CPD Points
A total of 4 Category 2 points

For more information please contact Michelle Galati before M: 0438 792 378 F: 07 3041 3552
ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Dates and Time
Thu 14th & Fri 15th July, 2011
8:30am until approx. 5:00pm
473 Annerley Road, Annerley (Cnr. Fanny St.), Brisbane

Click Here for registration and information or contact Australian College of Community Services (ACCS) P: 07 3426
8400 F: 07 3112 4399 E:

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Working Together: Journey Towards Cultural Competence
This two-day workshop has been specially designed to provide non-Indigenous mental health practitioners with the
skills, knowledge and attitudes to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The workshop will be facilitated by two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists and aims to close the
gap in social and emotional wellbeing and mental health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
and non-Indigenous Australians.

The workshops are being held around Australia, to register for these FREE workshops Click Here to closes
workshop to this area is at Gold Coast.

Date & Time
5th - 6th July 2011
8:30am - 4:00pm
Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise
17th June 2011

For more information please email E: or you can download the full
document by Clicking Here, select the resources tab and the document is called
AIPA Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association
National Drug Action Week
DRUG ARM will be presenting a series of Healthy Connections events in June as part of National Drug Action
Week (19-25 June).
Event Topics will be:

             •   Don't mix alcohol and other drugs

             •   Change the drinking culture of young Australians

             •   Healthy Connections - Ipswich

             •   Country Communities 'At Risk' from Alcohol and Other Drugs

             •   Improve Health Care Arrangements for Indigenous Communities

             •   Invest in AOD Prevention to Reduce Treatment Needs

For more information or to register for these events please contact Mechile P: (07) 3620 8830 E:

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Chronic Disease Self Management Program(CDSMP)
Leader Training Workshops 2011

Date & Time
Monday 5 September to Thursday 8 September 2011
8.30 am - 4.00pm each day
Blue Care, 56 Sylvan Rd, Toowong
$830 (incl GST).

For more details regarding the course, Click Here or contact Arthritis Queensland P: 3857 4200 F: 3857 4099 E:
The 12th International Mental Health Conference 2011
Conference Theme: Personality Disorders: Out of the Darkness

This conference will explore different types of Personality Disorders and their effects through the life cycle from
childhood to older age. It will also explore the impact of Personality Disorders on Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders,
Eating Disorders, Bipolar Disorder and Drug & Alcohol conditions.

Wednesday 24th August - Friday 26th August 2011
Radisson Resort, Gold Coast

For more information and registration Click Here


Position Vacant
RN/EEN required for busy Calamvale Practice - approx 20 hours per week + sick and holiday cover (no weekend
work). Please send application letter and resume to: email or fax to Practice Manager
3711 2281.

Edens Landing Medical Surgery
Full time/part time doctors required for a busy practice in Edens Landing.
Fully computerized and fully supported by an RN, we are looking for new members to join our team.
Excellent remuneration and flexible hours. Please phone Angela on 07 38051005 or 0402 175 257.

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GP required
GP required for busy accredited, bulk billing family practice at Crestmead. Full RN support all sessions. Fully
computerized Practice with friendly supportive staff .Flexibility available on days and hours. DWS approved. Phone
Sue 3803 5400 or email

For further information regarding vacancies, please visit

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