NQ Primary Health Update

My Health Record latest news

Did you know that an individual needs to have a myGov account to access My Health Record? People can either log in via their existing account and link their My Health Record to their myGov, or they can take a few moments and create their own MyGov account.

There is a simple step by step guide at www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/stepbystep to support people to register or access their My Health Record for the first time.

Even though there are several Government services are on myGov, such as Medicare and the Australian Tax Office, it is only registered healthcare providers involved in a patient’s care who can access the My Health Record system.

For GPs who are using Best Practice and Medical Director software, we have been aware that they are undergoing some upgrades which is resulting in some error messages when accessing the My Health Record system. If you are receiving error messages, please contact your clinical software provider for assistance.

Over the last two weeks, Northern Queensland Primary Health Network have run My Health Record information sessions with FRED IT for pharmacists and their staff, and with Allied Health Professions Australia for those working in the allied health industry.

We’ve received some great feedback from these sessions, including people welcoming the opportunity to learn more about the My Health Record system and how best to access it.

If you were not able to make it, the Australian Digital Health Agency offers training here and through webinars on My Health Record. Or you can email your local My Health Record team at myhealthrecord@nqphn.com.au

And don’t forget to check out the latest My Health Record Digital Bulletin.

Tim Kelsey named as inaugural head of Digital Health Agency

By Kate McDonald

Former NHS England director of information Tim Kelsey has been appointed CEO of the new Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA), which took over the role of the defunct National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) and as system operator of the My Health Record on 1 July.

Mr Kelsey, who arrived in Australia at the end of last year and began working with Telstra Health as commercial and strategy director in February, is a former journalist who helped launch the Good Hospital Guide in the late 1990s and went on to co-found the Dr Foster health analytics firm that Telstra Health bought last year.

Mr Kelsey, whose appointment was an open secret at the Health Informatics Conference in Melbourne last week, has been described as a polarising figure by some. In addition to designing a digital health strategy for the NHS and promoting patient access to data and information through initiatives such as NHS Choices, he was also responsible for the controversial Care.data project, which was officially scrapped last month.

Health Minister Sussan Ley said Mr Kelsey was internationally regarded as a leader in digital health, in both the private and public sectors, and has a proven track record in delivery of digital health services.

“He is the right choice for the appointment as CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency to further the Australian government’s commitment to use digital health to create a world-class health system for all Australians,” Ms Ley said.

Telstra Health managing director Shane Solomon said he would like to thank Mr Kelsey for his work with Telstra Health in using technology to transform healthcare.

“I congratulate him on the new role at the Australian Digital Health Agency and look forward to working with him in this important area,” Mr Solomon said.

Mr Kelsey will officially start in mid-August.

Disaster Survey 2016 – are you prepared?

With the North Queensland cyclone season fast approaching, is your practice ready?

Living and working in North Queensland, we need to ensure that we are always prepared for the changes in weather, especially during our summer months when cyclones are the predominant weather event.

Ensuring that your practice is ready for adverse weather is an important part of practice management.

General practice and other relevant primary health care providers play an important support role in the ability to respond to emergencies in our region.

In the event of a cyclone or pandemic, it is important that your practice has implemented an action plan.

This should include:

  • Cold Chain Management
  • Advice to patients, i.e. do they have enough medications
  • The role of the practice during a major event.

North Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) assists with disaster preparedness activities by providing General Practice information to the local Health and Hospital Services and other emergency service agencies such as Local Disaster Management Groups. Further information about the disaster management system in Queensland can be found at www.disaster.qld.gov.au

To ensure that we have up to date information, it would be greatly appreciated if you could complete a survey by following the link provided below. The survey is a series of closed questions and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

You will be asked questions relating to your practice’s disaster preparedness and willingness to assist with the delivery of services in the event of a natural disaster. This information will help to inform the broader disaster system preparedness, response and recovery activities.

Cairns:            www.surveymonkey.com/r/RG6RHGP

Townsville:      www.surveymonkey.com/r/RG9QCKJ

Mackay:          www.surveymonkey.com/r/R3F5XHJ

For the purpose of this survey, disaster includes a serious disruption in a community (such as cyclone or pandemic), caused by the impact of an event that requires a significant coordinated response by the State and other entities to help the community to recover from the disruption (Disaster Management Act 2003)

Taking part in this survey is voluntary. You can stop taking part at any time without explanation or prejudice. The data may be used in research publication, presentations and reports. You and your practice would not be identified in any way in these publications, presentations and reports.

Useful links that may support your practice in case of a major weather event:

Managing Pandemic Influenza in General Practice


State Emergency Services


Townsville Local Disaster Management Group


Mackay Local Disaster Management Group


Cairns Local Disaster Management Group


Strive for Five


Australian Govt Emergency Information Line


New online Indigenous Lung Health Checklist now available

Lung Foundation Australia, in collaboration with the Queensland Government’s Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care Program, have developed the first ever Australia-wide Lung Health Checklist specifically for Indigenous communities.

It only takes a few minutes, and the eight simple questions will help to recognise symptoms and risks of lung disease and the need to act promptly. The Indigenous Lung Health Checklist is narrated by the Lung Foundation’s Ambassador and Olympic legend Cathy Freeman, so it is broadly accessible to all communities.

This checklist will help tackle the vital issue of improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ lung health, with Indigenous peoples almost twice as likely to die from a lung-related condition than non-Indigenous Australians.

Help us to address the endemic challenge of promoting good lung health in the Indigenous community. Lung Foundation Australia encourages everyone to take the Indigenous Lung Health Checklist at http://indigenouslungscheck.lungfoundation.com.au/.

For more information or printed copies of the Indigenous Lung Health Checklist phone Lung Foundation Australia on free call 1800 654 301 or email enquiries@lungfoundation.com.au.

New Free App – Doctor’s Bag

Doctors Bag appThe Doctor’s Bag is a free app designed to support Australian health professionals during emergencies. It provides recommended doses for drugs in the PBS Prescriber Bag, as well as a step-by-step guide for the management of anaphylaxis, based on the Australian Prescriber anaphylaxis wall chart.

Search for “The Doctor’s Bag” on app stores.

For more information, visit www.nps.org.au/australian-prescriber/articles/the-doctors-bag


The General Practice Training and Education Conference 2016 is a must-attend event for anyone working in GP education.

Hosted by all nine Australian Government contracted regional GP training organisations, the annual conference is set to be an exciting two days of ideas, inspiration and new research.

Find out more by visiting http://gptec2016.com.au or register now at http://gptec2016.com.au/registration/

Provider Profile – Whitsunday Hearing

provider in profileWhitsunday Hearing is a locally-based, independent hearing company located in Cannonvale, close to Airlie Beach and outreaching to Proserpine and north to Bowen and Ayr.

We were established in 2001 in response to community need for a locally-based hearing service.

Our goal is to provide personalised hearing services to the people of the Whitsunday region.

At Whitsunday Hearing we are proud of our core values:

  • Care
  • Quality
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Lifestyle

We are a lifestyle-based company, with the goal of providing a high standard of hearing care to our community.

All advice is aimed at meeting the individual’s goals for better hearing and communication.

We are not owned by or aligned to any brand manufacturer. We assess the benefits of the technology within our products and what they offer in terms of value for money. This means we can more independently recommend the best hearing aid to you from the greatest selection of hearing aid options.

Who are we?

Sue Tuck (BA(Hons)(Psych), Cert. in Audiology (NAL), MAudSA(CCP), MISA , MACAud.)

Sue is an audiologist with over 30 years of experience in public, hospital and private audiology.

Lew Tuck (MIE Aust, CPEng, MACAud (Provisional) Audiometrist/Engineer)

Lew has a wealth of experience in engineering and is now a qualified audiometrist dedicated to helping people find workable solutions to their hearing problems.

Whitsunday Hearing, also trading as Burdekin Hearing in Ayr and Home Hill, offers a comprehensive range of hearing services for people of all ages from 3 years upwards.

  • Free hearing tests and hearing aid assessment for eligible Pensioners and Veterans (application process applies – please enquire)
  • Hearing assessments for adults and children over three years
  • Comprehensive hearing aid advice and customized fitting, including evaluation of effects of hearing loss on personal lifestyle
  • Client-centred hearing rehabilitation and counselling
  • Cochlear implant mapping and assistive device counselling
  • Prescription of assistive listening devices and individual hearing solutions
  • Support services, batteries and hearing aid accessories
  • Noise and Swim and Musician’s Earplugs (custom)
  • Industrial and employment audiograms
  • Humanitarian hearing projects (e.g. Himalayan Health and Hearing).

Whitsunday Hearing is an accredited Provider with the Australian Government Hearing Services Program, and is able to offer free hearing services to eligible pensioner and Veterans clients (application process applies).

Our standard service also includes:

  • Providing written reports after assessments to GPs or other health professionals
  • Participating in GP Primary Care Plans which attract a Medicare rebate
  • Offering flexible appointment times, Saturdays and after hours, by appointment
  • Visits to local nursing homes, and home visits by GP request
  • In-service training to nursing staff regarding the implications of hearing loss and establishing individual rehabilitation plans for hearing loss.

We are proud to be able to offer a caring professional hearing service to clients in our region.

Should you wish to have more information or think we can be of service to you or your patients, please visit our website at www.whitsundayhearing.com.au or phone (07 4946 4906 or Freecall 1800 008 308.

Queensland Hepatitis C awareness campaign

On 29 July, the Minister of Health announced the launch of the Queensland hepatitis C awareness campaign: “We need to talk about hep C”.

The campaign is intended to be delivered in general practice settings and is targeted at patients and general practitioners.

The campaign seeks to encourage people visiting their GP to consider talking about hepatitis C testing while they are there.

Doctors will be provided with more detailed hepatitis C information, including information regarding the new direct acting antiviral medications that can now be prescribed by general practitioners in consultation with specialists.

The information will be delivered face to face through Tonic media, a company who specialise in direct to doctor education.

The intent of the campaign is to raise awareness of hepatitis C among members of the community, who may not have considered themselves to be at risk or who have not heard of the availability of new highly effective hepatitis C treatments.

In addition, the Minister announced funding to increase access in the community to FibroScan technology.

Finally, by the end of June (four months since the PBS listing of the new hepatitis C direct acting anti-viral medications), an estimated 22,470 Australians have already been or are undergoing treatment.

For Queensland, this equates to 10 per cent of all people with chronic hepatitis C.

The Minister’s announcement can be viewed at: http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2016/7/29/new-campaign-to-drive-up-testing-for-hep-c

Have your say on using e-mental health resources

E-mental health is increasingly part of health care services, and health professionals can guide their patients and clients to a rich array of tools and resources.

The ANU’s eMHPrac team is conducting its third annual survey as part of an Australian Government-funded initiative to develop and provide e-mental health training and support to allied health service providers, primary care nurses, and peer support workers.

Psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, counsellors, primary care nurses, pharmacists, community workers, and other allied health workers are all invited to participate in this survey.

Responses are also welcome from those who have not used e-MH, and also those who may have previously completed the 2014 or 2015 survey.

Share your 2016 experiences and help shape future services and training: 2016 eMHPrac Survey

Victim Assist Queensland

A new assistance scheme has been launched that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

For more information, call 1300 546 587 or visit www.justice.qld.gov.au

View or download flyer here.

Professional office spaces available – Cairns

A modern, recently renovated office suite is available for hire in a busy healthcare practice in Cairns.

This sleek office is perfect for a health clinician or someone looking for a professional office space.

Its location is on Sheridan Street, giving it a central location and great street access.

You will be working alongside a dietitian, exercise physiologist and diabetes educator who are a friendly and welcoming team.

These spaces would suit any professional, and is not reserved to the medical profession.

Room 1 is available five days a week and Room 2 is available four days a week.

Rooms can be furnished, power is included in the fee, and internet access can be arranged upon request.

The dimension of the rooms are 3800mmx2300mm and 2150mmx4650mm respectively.

Guideline for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults – 2016

The newly released 2016 guideline, replacing the 2008 (revised 2010) version, required updating due to changing evidence on several diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of hypertension and its influence on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

There are many updated practice considerations and recommendations throughout the document including the following:

  • For patients at low absolute CVD risk (<10% 5-year risk) with persistent blood pressure ≥160/100 mmHg antihypertensive therapy should be started.
  • For patients at moderate absolute CVD risk (10–15% 5-year risk) with persistent blood pressure ≥140 mmHg and/or ≥90 mmHg antihypertensive therapy should be started.
  • Once decided to treat, patients with uncomplicated hypertension should be treated to a target of <140/90 mmHg or lower if tolerated.
  • In selected high cardiovascular risk populations where a more intense treatment can be considered, aiming to a target of
  • In selected high cardiovascular risk populations where a treatment is being targeted to
  • In patients with uncomplicated hypertension ACE inhibitors or ARBs, calcium channel blockers, and thiazide diuretics are all suitable first-line antihypertensive drugs, either as monotherapy or in some combinations unless contraindicated.
  • The balance between efficacy and safety is less favorable for beta-blockers than other first-line antihypertensive drugs. Thus beta-blockers should not be offered as a first-line drug therapy for patients with hypertension not complicated by other conditions.
  • ACE inhibitors and ARBs are not recommended in combination due to the increased risk of adverse effects.

This new guideline differs from previous versions in the following ways; the guideline emphasises the role of absolute CVD risk assessments where appropriate, and the importance of allied health professionals in assisting with adherence to medications and lifestyle advice.

The new edition includes the level of evidence and grade of the recommendations on major diagnostic and treatment issues in accordance with NHMRC standards and GRADE definitions.

The former guideline predominantly focused on primary prevention. However, this edition includes both a primary and secondary prevention focus on the contemporary management of hypertension in the context of an ageing population with increasing complexities.

This edition of the guidelines offers advice on new areas including out of clinic blood pressure measurement using ambulatory or home procedures, white coat hypertension and blood pressure variability.

There has been considerable development of treatment strategies and targets according to selected comorbidities, which often occur in combination.

These include stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA), chronic kidney disease, diabetes, myocardial infarction, chronic heart failure, peripheral artery disease and obstructive sleep apnoea.

The new guideline can be found at the following link http://heartfoundation.org.au/images/uploads/publications/PRO-167_Hypertension-guideline-2016_WEB.pdf

Hard copies can be ordered through the health information service 1300 36 27 87

Hinchinbrook Therapy Centre (Ingham) for sale

Hinchinbrook Therapy Centre in Ingham is for sale by tender, closing 9 September.

It has a full-time masseur and visiting physiotherapist, podiatrist, speech therapist, audiologist and mental health nurse.

The centre currently rents for $2,400 per month.

For more information, please contact Peter Reitano on (07) 4776 5007 or visit www.reitano.com.au (ID 882936).

View advertisement for more info here.

Last spaces available for Brisbane GPCE – register now for your exclusive 25 per cent off!

26-28 August 2016 | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Brisbane General Practice Conference and Exhibition 2016 is the last face-to-face event in Queensland this triennium and spaces are filling fast!

Due to due to high demand, organisers have increased session capacities, so be quick and register now with your exclusive 25 per cent discount!

Keep updated on latest advances in key therapeutic areas

The Brisbane GPCE program is jam-packed with features including three keynote presentations, more than 90 seminars, workshops and hands-on practical sessions, plus four Active Learning Education Modules.

Topic areas include:

Mental Health | Alzheimer’s and Dementia | Emergency Medicine | Chronic Pain | Women’s Health | Suturing | Audiology | Wound Care | Breast Cancer | Taping | Men’s Health | COPD | Obstetrics | Obesity | Bone Health | and more!

Register with your exclusive 25 per cent discount now! – enter code ‘SAVE25’ at registration. For more information visit www.gpce.com.au/brisbane, call 1800 814 611 or email gpce@ozaccom.com.au.

Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day Walk 2016 – Mackay

Join us in Mackay as we walk to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.

When: Sunday 11 September

9am Bluewater Quays

10am start on northern end of Forgan Bridge (Palm Street)

Where: Bluewater Quay

Parking and Entrance Located Sydney Street or River Street

View or download event flyer here.


NQPHN facilitates Medical Benefits Scheme Review

Northern Queesland PHN recently facilitated two separate consultations sessions in the region regarding the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) Review.

Chair of the MBS Taskforce, Professor Bruce Robinson, delivered the sessions in Cairns and Atherton.

The MBS Review Taskforce was established in mid-2015 to undertake an independent review of the MBS to determine whether the services reflect best clinical practice and how services can be better aligned with contemporary clinical evidence to improve health outcomes for patients.

The MBS Review Taskforce is considering how the more than 5,700 items on the MBS can be aligned with contemporary clinical evidence and practice and improve health outcomes for patients. The review is clinician-led and there are no targets for savings attached to it.

The Taskforce has established a number of clinical committees to review MBS items that relate to areas of medicine covered by groups of items.

While there are no specific items that relate to rural and remote patients, it is important that the views of clinicians are heard through the Review and considered by both the Taskforce and its committees, including those already underway.

The third Tranche of MBS Reviews commenced in August 2016.

Further information:

1) www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/A76229B6CADC8EE3CA257FE10007EB12/$File/Outcome-MBS-Review-Taskforce-Meeting-18May2016.pdf

2) www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/MBSR-newsletters



Bereavement Support Group

Where: North Cairns

When: Third Tuesday afternoon of each month (starting in March)

Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm

Carers Queensland is planning a six-session bereavement support group to run from March through to August 2016.

The group is free and open to people who are grieving the death of a loved one who passed away after illness or a chronic condition.

The group will be run by a counsellor and a social worker who have experience working with grief, loss and bereavement.

The group will be a mix of sharing stories and experiences, some education around grief and loss, and some practical strategies to get through the difficult times.

Participation will be limited to 10 people per group.

To find out more, ring John at the Carers Queensland Cairns office on 4031 0163.

Download flyer.

Diabetes “What Now” group sessions

When & Where: Atherton Hospital (first Friday of every month, 9am – 2pm) 42 Grafton Street, Cairns, (1st & 2nd Monday of every month, 10am – 12pm) and 181 Mulgrave Road, Cairns (last 2 Saturdays of every month, 10am – 12pm)

Diabetes – What Now? education sessions are for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or those who have had no previous diabetes education. The sessions, held over two weeks, present practical tips and advice about ongoing management of diabetes. The sessions are presented by a Diabetes Educator and a Dietitian.

Topics include:

  • What is diabetes
  • Healthy eating and physical activity
  • Diabetes medications and insulin
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Setting your own health goals
  • Your diabetes health care team.

Monthly sessions for people living with Diabetes. No referral required. Free of charge

For further information and to register, please contact Ingrid or Carley on 0478 742 689 or go to www.dahs.com.au or www.holistichealthservices.com.au

COPD Lung Disease Educations – Have a C.H.A.T

When: 24 August

Identify at risk patients, discuss non-pharmacotherapy and pharmacotherapy interventions, utilise resources and outline potential problems.

Presenters: Dr. Steven Rudolphy (GP), Dr. James Brown – (Director of Thoracic Medicine, Cairns Hospital) Sarah Ward – (Respiratory Clinical Nurse)

Register online at: COPD Education

For further information please email: mackay@nqphn.com.au

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program Seminars

When: 26 August – Edmonton / 10 October & 2 November – Cairns North

Time: 9.30am – 11.30 am – Edmonton / 12.30 – 2.30pm – Cairns North

Positive parenting for children aged 2 to 12 years. 2 hour seminars provide parents with:

  • The techniques of positive parenting
  • Resources and tip sheets on specific problem behaviours
  • Opportunity to ask questions

These free programs are presented by Child, Youth & Family team staff at Community Health Centers near you.

To register please contact: Child & Youth Access Unit on 4226 4309.

View or download event flyer here.

Infection control

When: Saturday 27 August
Date claimer – more details to be released soon.

Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber Course

When: Saturday 27 August

Time: 9am – 5:00pm

Where: Doubletree Cairns, 121-123 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD

Successful completion of the training and assessment will accredit community-based medical practitioners to prescribe s100 highly specialized drugs for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B.

Participants will learn to:

  • Screen at-risk patients, accurately diagnose CHB infection and assess phase of the disease
  • Monitor patients appropriately, establish suitability for treatment and refer to specialist care if indicated
  • Monitor patients on treatment according to established protocols, recognize and manage resistance, hepatitis flares and response
  • Recognize risk factors, clinical signs, symptoms and complications of advanced liver disease and manage or refer to specialist care appropriately

Register at www.ashm.org.au/courses

Registration closes Monday 22 August.

For further details, contact May Wang on 02 8204 0723 or May.wang@ashm.org.au

View or download event flyer here.

Kidney Disease Education Event

When: 3 September
DATE CLAIMER. More details to be released soon.

World Federation for Mental Health International Conference 2016

When: 17-19 October 2016
Where: Cairns Convention Centre

The World Federation for Mental Health has promoted mental health worldwide since 1948 and it continues to have impact through its international conferences and congresses. This Conference will continue its work of promoting the concept of dignity and respect for people suffering from mental illness in today’s world.

This conference is about bringing together the key players within the mental health sector, those within the community and anyone affected by mental illness. We trust it will provide a valuable opportunity for reflection on current practice and research in areas related to Conference themes, enabling an exchange of ideas, experience and resources.

For more information to register, visit www.wfmh2016.com

View or download event flyer here.

5th Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conference and the 2016 World Indigenous Allied Health Conference (simultaneous)

When: 1-3 December
Where: Pullman Cairns International Hotel, Cairns

Tropical Cairns invites First Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous health and allied health workers as well as First Nations peoples from all corners of the globe to attend this year’s two deadly conferences with more than thirty deadly First Nations guest speakers from North America, New Zealand & Australia!

Simultaneously running two large conferences in one location was only made possible by Indigenous Conference Services’ versatility to offer ground-breaking dual opportunity for delegates to attend two conferences with one registration!

For further information, visit the event website www.indigenousconferences.com

14th Annual Cardiac Symposium

When: Friday 2 December

Time: 8am-4.30pm

Where: Cairns Convention Centre

More details – visit www.fnqhf.org.au/events


In a Nutshell – Nutrition Talks Mini Workshops

When: Until10 November
Where: Unit 1, 55 Fulham Road, Pimlico

Short and sweet, these 30 minute lunchtime sessions cut through the nutrition misinformation. As an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Vivienne has post graduate university qualifications in human nutrition and food science. Her role is to interpret complex science into easy to understand facts. Each week she will cover a new topic.

The workshop is repeated on each of the dates that week. The cost is $15 per session. Maximum 8 people per session so payment in advance is essential to book your place.

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome -1pm 23rd, 24th, 25th August
  • Food label reading in a nutshell – 1pm 30th, 31st Aug, 1st Sept
  • Stroke prevention in a nutshell- 1pm 6th, 7th, 8th Sept
  • Mind Food 1pm 13th, 14th, 15th Sept
  • Heart health in a nutshell – 1pm 20th, 21st, 22nd Sept
  • Food label reading in a nutshell – 1pm 27th, 28th, 29th Sept
  • Irritable Bowel in a nutshell 1pm 5th, 6th October
  • Food allergy or food intolerance? 1pm 11th, 12th, 13th October
  • Breast cancer prevention 1pm 18th, 19th, 20th October
  • Food label reading in a nutshell -1pm 25th, 26th, 27th October
  • Diabetes in a nutshell 8th, 9th 10th November

For bookings phone Active Nutrition on 4725 3044.

Engaging Men – Educational Program in Male Health Promotion

When: 22 – 26 August

Where: Conference Room 1, Townsville Sport and Recreation Precinct, 3/9 Redpath Street, North Ward, Townsville

The ENGAGING MEN Male Health Promotion Program will equip allied health, human service, education, community workers and industry professionals with knowledge and skills to work more effectively with males, with the aim of improving the health, psychological, educational and social outcomes for them.

The course acknowledges and recognises the challenges that men and boys face in today’s world of rapid change and changing social responsibilities and, provides a space for the men and women who work with men and boys to develop health promotion strategies that are male friendly and effective. No previous experience or knowledge is required – only a willingness to learn, explore and grow. ENGAGING MEN combines evidence based theory and practice with a focus on developing individual awareness, knowledge and interpersonal and group skills. The program is inclusive of our Indigenous brothers’ health and wellbeing needs.

Click here for ENGAGING MEN program content the full program of 10 half day training modules is delivered over one week, with two modules being held every day.


Greg Millan is one of Australia’s leading experts on men’s health and wellbeing with over 30 years’ experience in the men’s health promotion area. He is a social work trained health educator, a Certified Workplace Trainer and an Affiliated Member of the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Greg has developed and implemented many health programs, professional training sessions, and community events and produced resources covering a wide range of male health and wellbeing issues. He has worked for over 35 years in Government, non-government organisations and the private sector and is the author of “Men’s health & wellbeing: an a – z guide”.

ENGAGING MEN has been developed by Greg based on his research and 30 years of clinical and community experience in working with men across Australia and overseas.


Cost per program $1200 for 5 days of training which includes:

  • Enjoyable, interactive and practical learning
  • Comprehensive resources on a take away data stick
  • A Certificate of Attendance for your records
  • Morning and afternoon teas and lunch
  • A great networking opportunity
  • Ongoing support and membership of an ENGAGING MEN trainees national network.

One day training modules are available for $320 per day. Pease contact Greg directly to discuss 0417 772 390 or email greg@menshealthservices.com.au

To register please complete the Registration Form and email to greg@menshealthservices.com.au

View or download registration form here.

Carer’s Support Group for Eating Disorders

23 August (monthly)

5.30pm – 7pm

Carer Support Groups are held monthly and are open to any individual who cares for a person with an eating disorder. The group provides an opportunity to discuss the challenges of helping your loved one to recover and offers support and encouragement. This is a safe space where you can talk about your feelings and find connection with others. You can join the group at any time.

Butterfly’s support groups are guided by professionally trained counsellors to ensure your safety and well-being.

Cost is $15

Please call Glenda to register 4725 3664 or email Glenda.Blackwell@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

Sexualities and Dementia Workshop

When: 24 August

Time: 9am – 4pm

Where: The Mercure Hotel, Woolcock Street, Townsville

This one-day workshop has been designed to support the professional development of health care staff caring for people with dementia in community based aged care settings and residential aged care facilities.

This workshop will focus on building workforce capacity in understanding the concepts of intimacy, sexuality and sexual behaviours; expression of various types of sexuality (i.e. heterosexual and LGBTI); as well as the benefits and barriers to expression of sexuality.

It will also consider the roles and responsibilities of health care professionals and ethical considerations. There is no singular orthodox approach in responding to sexual behaviours of people with dementia. However, we should empower them in their own decision-making process as much as possible.

No cost – however registering to attend the event is essential. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

Registrations are essential as places are limited. Registration closes Tuesday 16 August at 12pm.

To register, visit https://register.eventarc.com/34958/24Aug16

Confirmation of your registration will be sent via email, please print your ticket and bring to the event. If you experience a problem with your booking or would like any further information about this event please contact QLD DTSC on (07) 3138 3822 or qlddtsc@qut.edu.au

View or download event flyer here.

Fundamentals of HIV and Sexual Health: Expanding the Scope of Primary Health Care Nurses

When: 28 August
Time: 8.30am – 5pm
Where: Seagulls Resort, Townsville

This training session will enable you to increase your scope of practice in HIV and sexual health. The course provides you with the clinical skills, confidence and knowledge to expand your role in caring for the sexual health of your patients and community.

Travel scholarships are available for regional/rural nurses; please contact ASHM for further information.

To register visit www.ashm.org.au/courses. Registrations close Monday 22 August.

View or download event flyer here.

Health Literacy Week 2016 Workshops

When: Tuesday 30 August
Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

Chaos and Confusion Play – What is health literacy and why is it important?

11am – 12pm
Consumer Perspective on Health Information

Wednesday 31 August
9.30am – 10.30am
Creating better written health information

Friday 2 September
9.30am – 10.30am
Beyond the pamphlet – Other ways to provide information to patients and families

Health Literacy Week promotes the importance of providing understandable health information to patients and families.

From Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September, information displays and workshops will be held in the Robert Douglas Auditorium foyer (The Townsville Hospital campus) aimed at providing more efficient and effective health information to patients.

View Health Literacy Week Poster here.

View Health Literacy Week Flyer here.

Conversations & Connections: HealthPathways

When: 3 September
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Where: Robert Douglas Auditorium, the Townsville Hospital

This event is an opportunity for GPs, general practice staff and other health professionals to update in 5 clinical areas through specialist presentations and interactive sessions. The use of HealthPathways to assist general practice will be highlighted.

View or download event flyer here.

Kidney Disease Education Event

When: 10 September
DATE CLAIMER. More details to be released soon.

Improving outcomes for a timely diagnosis and management for dementia in General Practice

17 September

As a GP or an allied healthcare worker, you are well aware of how time consuming your profession is, with more and more demands being made upon you. We also know how many more cases of dementia – be it late or early onset – are going to be presented on your doorstep in the future. This ALM provides you with the opportunity to gain insight into how you can be assisted with best practice identification and management of your patients

Register online: Dementia Workshop

Cervical Screening Roadshow

When: 6-7 October

Time: 8:30am – 5pm

Where: GMT – JC University Townsville

The two-day, two-course Health Professional Cervical Screening Course is for GPs, GP registrars, International Medical Graduates, nurses, midwives and health workers.

Course overview:

  • Describe the current cervical screening program
  • Manage cervical screening results and follow up
  • Discuss the changes coming for the Cervical Screening Renewal Program in 2017
  • Explain to women about HPV and the cervical screening program.

View or download event flyer here.

Hot Topics in Sexual Health

8 October

8.30am – 12.30pm

This half day accredited educational event will update local GPs and allied health practitioners on the latest in STIs, testosterone deficiency diagnosis and management and Hepatitis C.

Register online at: Hot Topics in Sexual Health

For further information please email: mackay@nqphn.com.au

Perinatal in Practice

8 October

23 Palmer Street, Townsville – Rydges

9am – 5pm

Accreditation:  Cat 1 ALM, providing 40 QI&CPD points, Mental Health Skills Training (formerly Level 1) for those who complete requirements, 30 PRPD points with ACRRM, Women’s Health Activity Psychologists: 6hrs CPD.

Facilitator: Genevieve Yates

The perinatal period is a time of heightened risk for a variety of mental health conditions. Despite the portrayal of early parenthood as a time of unmitigated joy and fulfilment, many new parents experience a different reality. We have updated our Perinatal Mood Disorders in Practice program aiming to answer many clinical questions including: – Is this a normal transition to parenthood or clinical depression? – Can antidepressants be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding? – What psychological strategies are useful in treating perinatal depression?

Audience: GPs, Psychologists, Multi-disciplinary, Nurse – Midwife, Nurse – Early Childhood.

Cost: $360

To register, visit www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/healthprofessionals/psychology/coursedatesregistration.cfm

View or download event flyer here.

The Team Approach to Low Back Pain education day

When: Saturday 15 October 2016

Time: 9am – 4pm

Where: Mercure Hotel, 166 Woolcock Street, Townsville

Join the SpinePlus team for a day of discussion about the leading cause of disability in Australia.

This interactive education day will provide you with new ways of thinking about back pain and strategies to deal with your patients.

The day will include some short, practical presentations followed by small group sessions where you will have the opportunity to discuss practical aspects of low back pain management with the SpinePlus specialists.

View or download event flyer here.


Communicating Across Cultures Workshop

When: 19 August

Time: 8.30am – 12.00pm

Whitsunday Community Health, Cannonvale

Explore the meaning of culture how it operates and affects perceptions when interacting with culturally linguistically diverse {CALD} Consumers.

Register online at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/VQVKTC8

Infection Control

20 August

APNA-endorsed CPD full-day workshop with both theory and practical components. Fully funded, no cost to participants and lunch provided.

Dependent on your practice requirements, choose to do all or some of the modules listed below (full day attendance is not compulsory):
* Apply methods of infection prevention to the General Practice situation
* Competency in hand hygiene, cleaning PPE use and spills management
* Using checklists and templates to improve infection control
* Processing instruments.

Register online at: Infection Control

Aged & Community Care Interagency Forum

When: 25 August

Time: 10.00am – 2.30pm

Where: Bowen Flexicare

Explore the meaning of culture how it operates and affects perceptions when interacting with culturally linguistically diverse {CALD} consumers.

Register online at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/V2QSLCD

Cervical Screening Roadshow

When: 8 – 9 September

Time: 8:30am – 5pm

Where: Mackay Base Hospital Medical Education Centre

The two-day, two-course Health Professional Cervical Screening Course is for GPs, GP registrars, International Medical Graduates, nurses, midwives and health workers.

Course overview:

  • Describe the current cervical screening program
  • Manage cervical screening results and follow up
  • Discuss the changes coming for the Cervical Screening Renewal Program in 2017
  • Explain to women about HPV and the cervical screening program.

View or download event flyer here.

Mackay Sport & Exercise Medicine Symposium

24 September

Elite sport and Exercise Physicians of the ACSEP are offering a clinically oriented one-day program covering the diagnosis and management of a number of sporting conditions.

This program will focus on typical presentation, relevant anatomy, clinical assessment, principles of treatment and rehabilitation, including when and if surgical intervention is indicated.

Register online at: Mackay Sport and Exercise Medicine Symposium


Managing Sexual Pain Webinar

When: 24 August

Time: 7.30pm – 9pm


Painful sex: one in five women experience it yet many are hesitant to discuss it. Learn how to effectively manage this silent topic with confidence, care and the latest evidence-based information.

To register and for more information click here.

NQPHN Aged & Community Care Interagency Forum (Bowen)

When: Thursday 25 August

Time: 10.0am – 2.30pm

Venue to be decided

RSVP: Friday 19 August

Morning tea & lunch provided
For more information, contact Lauriann Trevy 07 4963 4403 or 0477 006 155

RACGP’s 2016 Indigenous Fellowship Excellence Program

27 – 28 August
Saturday: 10am–5pm, 7pm–9pm (dinner)
Sunday: 8.30am–5pm
100 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC

RACGP invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GP Registrars to be part of our 2016 Indigenous Fellowship Excellence Program (IFEP). Held on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August, this two day program will offer you more than insight into exam preparation. It is also focused on supporting you through your journey in general practice.

This is an opportunity for you to learn from our presenters, who will offer you guidance on the best ways to study for the exams, and share their stories of being in your shoes. We would also like to hear your story, to understand your culture and the future that you envision. We would like to help you achieve your vision…to understand general practice from all perspectives.

RSVP by emailing aboriginalhealth@racgp.org.au or contact Salome Pinto on (03) 8699 0528.

View or download event flyer here.

Expanding your Scope – HIV & STI Case Discussion for Primary Health Care Nurses

When: 1 September

Time: 6pm – 9.30pm

Where: Rydges Southbank, South Brisbane

This evening session will explore opportunities for primary health care nurses to incorporate sexual health risk assessment, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, management and care into their clinical practice.

To register and for more information visit this link

The CheckUP Forum

When: 2 September

Where: Rydges Southbank, Brisbane

The health system is on notice – transform or be transformed. The forces for change are driving innovation from within and disruption from outside the system.

#health2020 represents a new health economy in which value and outcomes, not volumes, matter and where an engaged, informed health consumer is the major driver of value and activity.

Session 1 – The Art of the Possible

Session 2 – Here and Now (Commissioning for Value and How Service Providers are Re-Inventing Themselves)

Session 3 – Postcards from the Future (Panel discussion: Collaborating for Person-Centered Care)

Register at www.checkup.org.au/forum

Early bird closes 5 August 2016

View or download event flyer here.

5th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium

When: 6-7 September

Where: Old Parliament House, Canberra

The Symposium is a must-attend event for those interested in rural health research, data, policy and programs. It will bring together leading researchers, policy makers and rural and remote health experts to deliberate and discuss rural and remote health issues confronting Australia.

The Symposium will provide an excellent chance to meet rural health experts, to share insights and learn from innovative research and service developments that may transform how services are delivered in your area in years to come. National agencies such as the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the National Hospital Performance Authority will also be attending.

For more information about the Symposium and to register please visit the Symposium website. – a program will be available in the next few weeks. If you would like more information please feel free to give us a call on 02 6285 4660 or email conference@ruralhealth.org.au

Mater GP Education Conference 2016 (Gold Coast)

When: 10 – 11 September
Where: Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa

Join your colleagues for Mater’s GP Education Conference 2016 and hear from Queensland’s leading Mater specialists delivering relevant, up-to-the-minute education to improve everyday clinical outcomes.

The Mater Group is committed to improving healthcare through the consistent integration of health, education and research. We are delighted to showcase these areas with our GP partners and display how evidence-based healthcare can meet identified community need.

Mater’s GP Education Conference typically attracts GPs that are serious about staying informed of the latest health information and using that knowledge to improve patient outcomes. The conference program has been structured to provide opportunities to network, meet and talk with colleagues and presenters. Take advantage of this melting pot of talent to discuss your own cases.

To register visit www.materonline.org.au/2016conference.

For more information, contact Sara McDonald at sara.mcdonald@mater.org.au or phone (07) 3163 6638.

View or download event flyer here.

APAC Forum – Exploring New Frontiers (Sydney)

When: 12–14 September

Where: Sydney

The APAC Forum is one of the world’s largest health improvement conferences and has fast become synonymous with the ideals of quality, innovation and high performance, ideals that the Improvement Foundation emulates.

In 2016 it will convene in Sydney and is set to attract the biggest delegation of change-makers APAC Forum and Australia has ever seen.

Providing a unique platform to improve the health and wellbeing of our population, APAC Forum unites global thought leaders, frontline teams, colleagues and contemporaries to:
– inspire every person working in health
– stimulate cross-sectorial and multi-disciplinary dialogue
– nurture knowledge transfer
– design and share best practice
– enable each and every delegate to become a catalyst for change

Register now using the Improvement Foundation discount to access dozens of world-class speakers covering keynote presentations, interactive workshops, ready-made sessions, panel discussions, intensive sessions and more.

For more information, visit http://koawatea.co.nz/apac-forum/

Treating the Trauma of Domestic and Family Violence Workshop

When: 14 – 15 September (Gold Coast)

Time: 9:30am–4:30pm

This workshop is targeted at advanced practitioners either working in a specific counselling role within the family violence field or endeavouring to move into this work.

This workshop aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated treatment framework for work with victims and survivors of domestic and family violence trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Violence in the home is like living in a war zone with no escape and the enemy both beside you and within. This experiential two day skills based workshop will combine feminist and strengths based practice and principles with the Cognitive Trauma Treatment (CTT).

Learning modules include: trauma history exploration;, negative self-talk monitoring; stress management; PTSD education; exposure to trauma triggers; overcoming learned helplessness; challenging “supposed to” beliefs; building assertiveness; managing distrust; identifying potential abusers and avoiding victimisation; managing contact with former partners; managing anger; decision making; self-advocacy and; trauma related guilt. This highly structured intervention is deliverable to survivors like no other form of treatment with its procedures being explored in great step by step detail over the two days.

2016 AMA Queensland Annual Conference (India)

When: 17-24 September

Where: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

In ancient India, early scholars made countless contributions to our knowledge of medicine with complex surgeries being performed as early as 800 BC. Though our medical knowledge has expanded exponentially since then, it is undoubtedly shaped by early researchers and medical practitioners.

These contributions, as well as India’s rich cultural history, make it a fitting location for AMA Queensland’s 2016 Annual Conference. With the theme Research – turning it into reality, this conference will focus on navigating the challenges and complexities of the medical research process.

AMA Queensland’s 2016 Annual Conference program is tailored for the medical profession, making it a fantastic event for medical practitioners, practice managers, registered nurses, and allied health professionals.

Morning conference sessions will ensure delegates have plenty of time to explore India’s vibrant culture. With a range of optional activities, you can either take advantage of our travel expert-planned itinerary or make the trip your own.

The conference begins on Saturday 17 September in New Delhi and concludes in Jaipur on Saturday 24 September. Delegates will have the opportunity to experience world-renowned sites such as the Taj Mahal, Fatehpuri Mosque, and the City Palace. There will also be ample opportunities for leisure activities and networking.

For more info and to register, visit the website.

Hepatitis C – Effective Treatment for Everyone, Everywhere: A Satellite Meeting of the 10th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference

28 – 29 September

11.30am – 12.30pm

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

This innovative, cutting-edge meeting aims to explore optimal models for delivering care to people from diverse backgrounds and settings, including Indigenous Australians, people who inject drugs people on opioid substitution programs, people from culturally and linguistically diverse populations, people who are incarcerated, young people, people living with HIV-HCV co-infection, homeless and itinerant people, and people living in rural and remote areas.

To register and for more information visit this link

Hepatitis C New Treatments Course

29 September

8.30am – 1pm

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

This interactive course will provide primary care practitioners with the skills and knowledge to confidently diagnose, treat and manage hepatitis C.

To register and for more information, visit this link

A Voice for Queenslanders with Intellectual Disabilities (Brisbane)

When: 4 October
Where: Brisbane

This one-day forum will explore a wide range of topics including:

  • What are Queenslanders with Intellectual Disabilities saying about policies & decisions that affect their lives?
  • What options exist for Queenslanders with Intellectual Disabilities to have a Voice in policy-making?
  • What are some inter-state solutions for ensuring people with intellectual disabilities have a Voice in policy making in Queensland?

Proposed attendees: Self Advocates, Family members/Carers, Advocates, Support Workers, Professionals, Government Policy and Decision-makers.

More details to come.

Comprehensive Course in Natural Fertility Education (Melbourne)

When: 10-12 October 2016

Where: Nurses Memorial Centre, Suite 11 – 431 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Poor fertility knowledge is strongly associated with infertility and unplanned pregnancy. In this course you will learn how to structure fertility counselling to assist women to achieve and avoid pregnancy.

Midwives and women’s health nurses will find this course helpful in all aspects of their daily work.

For more information or to register for this course, please contact Dr Kerry Hampton on 0419 830 530 or go to www.wisewomanbusiness.com

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Advanced Practice in Natural Fertility Education (Melbourne)

When: 13-14 October 2016

Where: Nurses Memorial Centre, Suite 11 – 431 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Poor lifestyles are strongly associated with infertility and poorer overall health outcomes for parents and their children.

In this workshop you will learn how to structure lifestyle consultations and to assists spontaneous conception and the health of parents and their children.

Midwives and women’s health nurses will find this course helpful in all aspects of their daily work.

For more information or to register for this workshop, please contact Dr Kerry Hampton on 0419 830 530 or go to www.wisewomanbusiness.com

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Paediatric Masterclass for General Practice (Brisbane)

When: Saturday 22 October

Time: 8.30am – 5pm

Where: Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane

First session 9am – 10.30am:

Allergic Rhinitis and the impact of asthma, a baby with a bruise and common sleep problems.

Second session 11am – 12.30pm:

Undifferentiated gut symptoms, paediatric prescribing pitfalls and bow legs, knock knees and other normal variants.

Third session: emergency presentations 1.15pm – 2.45pm:

Plagiocephaly and other common physical findings in infants, tips and snips (paediatric surgeons) and assessing and managing anxiety in kids and teens.

Final session: practical skills rotations 3.10pm – 5.00pm:

ENT examination tips, case discussions and paediatric eye examination.

To register visit: http://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/health-professionals/

View or download event flyer here.


Current and upcoming opportunities

Active Healthy NQ Grants: Round 2 Funding

The Active Healthy NQ grants program aims to improve health outcomes and minimise risk of chronic disease in the Northern Queensland community.

The grants program provides funding for health promotion and prevention initiatives which aim to change community attitudes and behaviour, and create environments that support people to make healthier choices.

Grants are offered to incorporated organisations and community groups to run or trial innovative health promotion programs, with grants available up to $20,000 for health promotion projects and activities.

Grant Opens: 1 July 2016
Grant Closes: 30 September 2016

View the Grant Guidelines and access the Application form here: www.nqphn.com.au/commissioning

Please ensure you read the grant guidelines, as some changes have been made to the eligibility criteria following Round One.

If you have any queries please send them to commissioning@nqphn.com.au


Aged Care Program Coordinator (Townsville)

The role:

Reporting to the Aged Care Portfolio Manager, the Aged Care Program Coordinator will be responsible for developing strong stakeholder relationships to provide information, support and educational opportunities to both primary health care providers (PHCPs) and Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) in line with the annual Aged Care Program Plan.

How to apply:

Applications close 9am Monday 29 August 2016

For further information on this position or to view the position description please visit our website: www.nqphn.com.au/current-vacancies



General Practitioners (Cairns 24 Hour Medical Centre)

The Cairns 24 Hour Medical Centre is looking for GPs – Full time, part time or after hours to join the team in this extremely busy practice.

Immediate start – plenty of patients – appointed and walk-ins – standard GP work offering a broad range of services including emergency treatment, general, tropical & family medicine, Indigenous health, medicals, and skin checks.

Modern fully computerised and accredited practice supported by a great team of practice nurses, reception and administration personnel. Solid earning capacity.

Confidential enquiries – Phone Mark Dellow on 0468 957 212 or enquire by emailing recruitment@iig.com.au.

General Practitioner (The Doctors Mulgrave Road Medical Centre)

The Doctors Mulgrave Road Medical Centre in Cairns has a DWS position available for a female GP to join our long-established medical practice.

Welcoming, modern multi-disciplinary practice open six days a week with allied health support including psychologists, hearing, dietitian, podiatrist, physiotherapy and dental on site, as well as pathology, X-ray and pharmacy all ‘under the one roof’.

Private practice with mixed billing – opportunity for good income (% based) and has a great support team of dedicated nurses and friendly reception and admin staff. Diverse range of medicine and a great opportunity for a female doctor to join the team.

For further information and confidential enquiries enquire by email recuitment@iig.com.au, call Cherie or Wendy on 07 4035 8004, or apply online at www.thedoctorsrecuitment.com.au

SunDoctors Skin Cancer Clinic

We specialise in skin cancer treatment, and are highly trained and experts in our field, with our own integrated pathology laboratory – the largest in Australia.

Join our Cairns team dedicated to providing best practice and best possible outcomes for your patients.

  • Excellent earning potential
  • Genuine work-life balance
  • Guaranteed patient stream
  • Commitment to ongoing education
  • Flexible hours.

Contact Joanne Stewart on (02) 9455 1111 or jo.stewart@sundoctors.com.au

View recruitment advertisment here.


General Practitioners (Townsville GP Superclinic)

Immediate start! General Practitioners – full time, part time or after hours, or extra sessions for current Townsville doctors wanting some additional hours.

The Townsville GP Superclinic is a modern purpose built facility with generous consult and treatment rooms, bright attractive furnishings, up to date equipment, great reception and practice management support staff and the Doctors are supported by a large Nurse Led Clinic with caring RN’s.

Extremely busy practice open 7 days a week with plenty of patients. On-site pharmacy, pathology, psychologists and mental health nurse with more allied health coming soon.

For further information and confidential enquiries contact the Practice Manager 0409 848 424, enquire by email recuitment@iig.com.au or apply online at www.thedoctorsrecuitment.com.au


Registered Nurse (My GP Mackay)

We are seeking applications for a Registered Nurse to join our busy, long standing General Practice in Mackay.

The position available is casual 3-4 days per week with hours negotiable.

The successful candidate will have strong clinical nursing experience in a GP environment or other area of primary healthcare or emergency.

Previous experience with Pracsoft, Medical Director, Microsoft Excel and Word.

A pleasant, caring disposition is of the utmost importance; as is the ability to perform well under pressure and work cohesively within a team environment.

The successful applicant will need to be highly motivated and have a sound background in patient care.

Please e-mail your application and covering letter to:
The Practice Manager – manager@mygpmackay.com.au

Casual Receptionist

Casual Receptionist position with a private specialist.

Hours are Monday to Wednesday from 4pm-7pm, and one Saturday per month. You will also have the appointment phone, which will need calls returned each day excluding weekends.

Previous experience with Medicare billing is preferable. It would be good if the applicant had MYOB experience as well.

Send resumes to severson1164@gmail.com


DWS Position (The Doctors Airlie Beach)

The Doctors Airlie Beach has the best consult room views in Australia!

DWS positon available in this busy well established rural practice with long standing GPs and nursing team – suitable for overseas trained doctors, Permanent Residents or 457 sponsorship.

Up to date equipment, helpful, friendly support staff and large existing patient base. Practice is open 6 days a week, with Pathology onsite and Pharmacy across the road.

For further information and confidential enquiries enquire by email recuitment@iig.com.au, call Cherie or Wendy on 07 4035 8004, or apply online at www.thedoctorsrecuitment.com.au