A snapshot of local events, resources, and news for Adelaide Primary Health Professionals.
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 Edition 1 June 2017


A highlight of the month's local primary health care related events

Foundations of General Practice Nursing - APNA Workshop
2 - 3 June | 8.30AM - 5.00PM | Adelaide

Screening Tool for Assessing Risk of Suicide (STARS)
2 June | 8.30AM - 5.00PM | Roysten Park

Adelaide Iron Symposium: from Primary to Tertiary Care
3 June | 9.00AM - 4.00PM | Adelaide

​Recognising Family Violence in General Practice
6 June | 6.00PM - 8.30PM | Adelaide

Managing COPD in General Practice
6 June | 6.30PM - 9.15PM | Elizabeth

Northern Practice Manager Network
7 June | 6.00PM - 8.30PM | Elizabeth Vale

Falls & Frailty
19 June | 6.30PM - 9.30PM | Blair Athol
Advance Care Directives & Palliative Care Workshop
20 June | 6.30PM - 8.30PM | Hallett Cove
Suicide & Self Harm in Adolescents: for frontline workers
20 June | 9.30AM - 5.00PM | Elizabeth
Quality Use of Medicines in the Elderly with Multi-morbidities
20 June | 6.00PM - 8.30PM | North Adelaide
Advance Care Directives & Palliative Care Workshop
21 June | 6.30PM - 8.30PM | Hindmarsh
Recognising Family Violence in General Practice
22 June | 6.00 - 8.30PM | Old Reynella
Social Work Futures Symposium
22-23 June | 8.00AM - 5.00PM | Adelaide
Arthritis SA's Health Professionals Conference 2017
23 June | 8.30AM - 4.30PM | Hindmarsh
Improving Timely Diagnosis & Management of Dementia 
24 June | 8.30AM - 5.00PM | Adelaide
Opioid Replacement Therapy
29 June | 6.30PM - 9.15PM | Old Reynella
A highlight of resources relevant to local primary health care professionals

The GPLU, based at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH), has developed a new webpage within the WCH Internet site - just for GPs. 

You’ll find referral pathways and templates, clinical resources, consumer and waiting room resources, upcoming paediatric training and education, articles of interest and much, much more, without having to click through several pages to find what you need. 

Visit  the webpage by
clicking here


As health care providers, you know the risks for mothers and babies associated with being overweight or obese.

Get Healthy in Pregnancy can help women manage their weight and reduce their risks of gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia or complications during birth. The  service includes lots of resources as well as 10 telephone calls with a personal qualified health coach to support women to manage their pregnancy weight increase within the RANZCOG Guideline recommendations. Just visit

Updates and news relevant to local primary health care professionals

The Paediatric Chronic Pain Service aims to implement a dedicated pain management service for children and young people in SA. This is a joint initiative between the Adelaide PHN and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network. The service will include a Clinical Coordinator based in a general practice and will be linked with a new outpatient multi-disciplinary unit that includes a Pain Medicine Specialist.

We are seeking a GP with an interest in supporting children with chronic pain to become an integral part of this new service. If you are interested in finding out more, please call Jane Goode on 8219 5900

Recently, Sanofi identified an error in the Health Professional section of their Sanofi Diabetes App. The error related to a dosing conversion when switching from Premix twice daily to Lantus. Given the error, Sanofi has removed the app from stores and is recommending both the removal of the app from all devices and deletion of any offline copies that have been saved. Review of any advice given to patients based on this erroneous conversion (since April 2017) is also advised. 

If you require further information please contact Sanofi Medical Information on
1800 818 806.

With winter approaching and reports of Death Cap mushroom sightings already in the Adelaide region, a timely reminder is being issued in regard to mushroom safety.  

The general community is being reminded: if they suspect they or someone they know has eaten a wild mushroom, they should not wait for symptoms to occur but instead
contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 immediately.

'SA Health's media release can be found here
An infographic (ideal for sharing on your practice's social media sites) can be accessed here

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