Hefty Problem for Regional SA
The Courier 14 December 2016
New Service at Mt Barker Hospital
Adelaide Hills HERALD 8 December 2016
For those left behind
The Courier 16 November 2016
The Hills are electric
Adelaide Hills HERALD 22 September 2016

BreastScreen SA Mobile Screening Unit
The Courier 17 August 2016
New Support for Mental Health Patients
The Courier 24 February 2016
Early Detection, Key
The Courier 24 February 2016

The Summit Health Centre comprises of a variety of health services including resident agencies and visiting services. CLICK HERE to see our website for further information on services provided at the centre.

Asthma & Respiratory
Management Seminar
1 April 2017 -  9am-4pm
Summit Health Centre

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Medical Director Note

Medical issues have been frequently raised in the press and in the community.

We are awaiting an announcement from Country health around the overnight GP.

We believe this will be soon and we will call a meeting with GP's and practices once details are known. As you are aware this has been discussed for upwards of 5 years so a few more days wont matter !!

I attended the CPD event held by RDWA last night at Mt Barker with 10 other GPs from the region. We had an excellent talk from Simon Khoury and Lachlan Warren on dermatitis, including where the new biologic agents sit in Psoarsis treatment. It was challenging with no power for the first 1/2 hr!! 

RDWA will be supporting four more events over the year and we will publicise them ahead of time.

Michael Taylor
Medical Director

Australia's Healthy Weight Week

Australia's Healthy Weight Week is next week 13-19 February. A couple of our local practices have registered their events on the AHWW website.

To view the AHWW website

Chronic Conditions in General Practice

Delivered by the SA&NT RACGP faculty, this full day, interactive session will explore the prevention and management of diabetes, child & adult obesity, as well as sleep apnoea. GPs will also build on skills in positive health coaching that is applicable to any chronic condition.

Saturday, 11 February 2017 
8:30am - 4:30pm
Rydges South Park, 1 South Terrace, Adelaide

For more information and to register CLICK HERE

Clinical Assessment of Common MSK Condition - Upper Extremities

A practical hands-on workshop designed to assist you in your current practice and is highly recommended for those in training more so if clinical exams are looming. Small group stations with the opportunity to work on your

  • injection techniques
  • splinting techniques
  • casting techniques
  • examine patients
Problem solving, choice of imaging and examination techniques are pivotal points of the day.

Saturday, 18 February 2017
8.00am - 4.30pm

For more information and to register online CLICK HERE

Advance Practical Workshop for Practice Nurses

Organised by Advance Project and hosted with Adelaide PHN and Country SA PHN, this new training package is specifically designed for all nurses working in general practice to initiate and promote earlier advance care planning and palliative/supportive care assessments with their patients and caregivers.

Wednesday, 22 February or Saturday, 25 February 2017
Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

To see flyer and how to register CLICK HERE

Annual Diabetes SA Food and Health Seminar 

A healthy gut – the facts on fibre. Let's spill the beans on fibre! This year's annual seminar features experts in the field of diet and the digestive system, and will provide you with an opportunity to learn about the benefits and impacts of dietary fibre for diabetes management.

Saturday 25 February 2017
Adelaide Convention Centre
Panorama Rooms 1, 2, & 3, North Terrace, Adelaide

For more information and how to book CLICK HERE

GP Obstetric Shared Care Clinical Update Seminar

This category 1 CPD event will provide GPs with a clinical update for the GP Obstetric Shared Care program plus an update on the GP Obstetric Shared Care Protocols.

Saturday, 18 March 2017
8:30am to 3:30pm
Adelaide Pavilion, Corner South Terrace & Peacock Rd, Adelaide

To see flyer CLICK HERE

Asthma & Respiratory Management Seminar - Save the Date

We are pleased to confirm the National Asthma Council Australia (NAC) Asthma & Respiratory Management Seminar for Practice Nurses, including nurse-led clinics module to take place at Summit Health Centre on

Saturday, 1 April 2017
Summit Health Centre

Save the date. Invitations will go out to all practices soon.

Focus Group: new Royal Adelaide Hospital website

Closes: Friday, 10 February 2017

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Project is seeking consumers to take part in focus group sessions which will inform the development of a new-look website in preparation for the move to the facility. The creation of the website presents a significant undertaking as it will likely represent the first contact many consumers make with the new RAH and will be critical in ensuring they are equipped with essential information.

As part of the website project, a series of focus groups will be staged this month, incorporating separate sessions for Patients, Families and Carers, GPs, and Royal Adelaide Hospital Staff and Volunteers. Participants can be from any of the above stakeholder groups and will take part in one session each, with sessions lasting approximately an hour. It is envisaged that the focus groups will occur in week commencing 13 February 2017. Feedback received as part of the focus groups will help shape the look and feel of the new website, as well as the development of content. Health Consumers Alliance will host two focus groups on

Tuesday, 14 February
at the HCA office, level 1, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide
12:30-1:30 pm Consumers
2-3pm Family and carers

Cancer Council National GP Portal


To visit the Cancer Council’s ‘one stop shop’ for GPs with up to date
cancer information and resources in one place CLICK HERE

GPcare Vacancy

GPcare currently has a GP vacancy for its modern day-time practice working either full time or part-time.

We provide flexible work arrangements with minimal after-hours requirements (we support the local after-hours co-operative). You will be supporting a growing community and working in a modern, supportive environment enjoying a competitive rate of remuneration.

CLICK HERE to visit our website for further information and job description.

Please contact Practice Manager Jo Teakle for a confidential conversation in the first instance on 8406 7717 or 0409 744 940.

Do you have some buzz of your own, a story or an achievement that you would like to share with us under What's the BuzzOr does your practice have a vacancy that you would like to list in the next eUpdate. Please contact Tine on or tel 8406 7726

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