A snapshot of local events, resources, and news for Adelaide Primary Health Professionals.
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 Edition 20 June 2017


A highlight of upcoming local primary health care related events.
A full calendar of events can be found on our website

Suicide & Self Harm in Adolescents: for Frontline Workers
20 June | 9.30AM - 5.00PM | Elizabeth

Advance Care Directives & Palliative Care Workshop
20 June | 6.30PM - 8.30PM | Hallett Cove
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 | 6.00PM - 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

Quality Use of Medicines in the Elderly with Multi-Morbidities
27 June | 6.00PM - 8.30PM | Old Reynella

Opioid Replacement Therapy
29 June | 6.30PM - 9.15PM | Munno Para

Mental Health Education
11 July | 6.30PM - 9.15PM | Hindmarsh
Advance Care Directives & Palliative Care Workshop
19 July | 6.30PM - 9.30PM | Modbury

Northern Nurse Networking Meeting
19 July | 5.30PM - 7.45PM | Modbury

A highlight of resources relevant to local primary health care professionals

The  Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) have launched a number of new online resources including clinical guidelines for health professionals (click here) & a new for-the-public website called Your Health in Mind

Alongside patient fact sheets, a glossary of terms, & information for carers, the Your Health in Mind website includes a handy directory for finding a psychiatrist based on location &/or specialty areas (
access the directory here).

One third of aged care residents are likely to have diabetes. That is why the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) has released a suite of practical & easy to understand resources for staff in Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Health Professionals can access fact sheets, management handbooks, fast fact summaries, audit checklists, & resources developed specifically for older patients with Diabetes.

To access the resources
click here

2 million Australians are living with pre-diabetes with no obvious signs or symptoms. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented in up to 58% of people through lifestyle changes including: a healthy diet, regular exercise, & weight loss. Despite misconceptions, evidence indicates milk, cheese, & yoghurt - including regular fat varieties - are not linked with type 2 diabetes risk or weight gain.

Click here to use the pre-diabetes management guide developed by the Foods That Do Good team & reviewed by Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute.

The Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders is now in Adelaide, running support groups & group programs for people experiencing or caring for someone with an eating disorder.

Please call Lisa on 0456 721 597 or the National Support Line:
1800 334 673 or click here for more information.


Updates and news relevant to local primary health care professionals

Providers should have received information from SA Health Immunisation Section regarding the change from RotaTeq® vaccine to Rotarix® vaccine on the SA Schedule.

The new schedule will commence on 1st July 2017. For a copy of the new schedule, Rotarix information and ATAGI Clinical Advice click here.  A scan of the dose wheel can be viewed here

The Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) is pleased to announce the release of their Draft Perinatal Mental Health Guideline, which is now open for public consultation (June 5-July 4, 2017).  

To access the draft and make a submission please click here. 

A media release for the Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, recently announced the provision of $47 million for front-line suicide prevention work across Australia. 

Among the 17 groups receiving funding are R U OK?, Mates in Construction Australia, Suicide Prevention Australia, United Synergies, Mindframe & Orygen.

For more information or details of  the services mentioned please see the media release here or download the list of services funded here. 

Zedmed software has been incorrectly transferring Menitorix (HIB/Men C) vaccine administered at 12 months of age as dose 4. The dose must be recorded as dose 1 otherwise the child will be listed as overdue for Meningococcal C vaccine. Parents receiving Family Assistance payments will be affected by this incorrect data transfer.

Please ensure Infanrix (DTPa) administered at 18 months of age is transmitted as dose 4. Providers using Zedmed software should ensure they are using version 26 (released March 2017)  to ensure  the correct dose numbers are transmitting to AIR.

Are you seeing refugee patients? Would you like to but think it’s too complex?

Migrant health service is a specialist service for people from refugee background in SA who are conducting research on how to best meet the needs of refugee patients in general practice and NEED YOUR INPUT.

What are GP’s doing well? What are the challenges?What support do GP’s need?

Have your say and click here.  (open until 16th October 2017)

Results will help us identify ways to support GP’s with new resources, training and models of care.

New version of Topbar has been rolling out with the aim to have all practices updated across June.

Improvements include: Osteoporosis as an indicated condition in data cleansing; App icons now replace word-based icons; new Dashboard layout and settings page layout and bug fixes.

Zedmed users will be excited to know Topbar integration UAT has commenced.

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