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Adelaide PHN Primary Links...                                                             13/12/2016


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Health Care Homes applicaitons now close Thursday 22 December 2016

The new deadline for applications for stage one of Health Care Homes is now Thursday 22 December, 2016. General practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in selected regions have an extra week to apply for stage one of Health Care Homes.

Go to the Tenders and Grants page on the Health website to apply. Questions about the application can be sent to 

Health Care Homes Website:

Tenders and Grant Webpage:

Health Care Homes Program - Payment Management Webinar

The Payment Management webinar, presented on Monday 5 Decemeber, is now available to view online. This recorded webinar provides an overview of the HealthCare Homes model and information about the payment reform for Health Care Homes. To access the webinar please click here


WHO release new STI treatment guidelines
A  review by the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA) of the Australian STI Management Guidelines for Use in Primary Care, found that current Australian Guidelines are consistent with the new WHO STI treatment recommendations.
To read more,
click here.

Win an APNA Membership and registration to the APNA Conference in 2017!
APNA would like to invite all primary health care nurses in Australia to complete their annual CPD Survey.  By taking  five minutes to complete this survey,  you will then be in the running to WIN an APNA Membership AND registration to the APNA Conference – `State of the Art,  in Hobart May 2017 (prize value of more than $700).**
To complete the survey please visit closes midnight Saturday 31 December 2016.

Primary care is an important part of Australia’s health system as it is often the first point of contact for patients seeking care and a referral point to other services. Evidence has shown that health care systems with strong primary care produce better health outcomes for patients at a lower cost to the health system. Given this, it is important that sufficient access exists to promote equitable, appropriate and cost-effective treatment at all hours of the day.

To read the summary of the Deloitte’s report please click here

Opportunity to participate in Survey regarding Dermatopathology

Certain diagnoses in Dermatopathology have significant implications for patient management, and on occasion appropriate clinical care may be facilitated by a phone call from the reporting dermatopathologist to the referring doctor. Dr Jasmin Korbl, Resident Medical Officer, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA, has put together a quick survey which aims to assess the attitudes of pathologists and clinicians as to what circumstances warrant telephone contact in addition to a standard written report for skin biopsies. (Quality Improvement project SCGH Ref# 13552)

Please click the link to take this quick survey:

Survey for general practitioners and specialist physicians with an interest in palliative care

Mr Paul Tait from Flinders University (CareSearch) is undertaking a study entitled: ‘Qualitative Evaluation of How General Practitioners (GPs) and Specialist Physicians with an Interest in Palliative Care Employ Smartphone Applications within the Work Context’. This study has been approved by the Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee at Flinders University in South Australia.
You are invited to participate using the link below. An information sheet has been developed and we encourage you to read this prior to commencing the survey.
If you have used smartphone applications (Apps) within a work context in the last 12 months (any number of Apps, from only one to ten or more), we encourage you to contribute towards Paul’s study by completing the survey.
Link to the palliAGEDgp survey

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