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Medical Director Note

Welcome to the latest eUpdate.

Discussion with CHSA continues around a service plan for Mt Barker Hospital and Strathalbyn Hospital.

It is hoped a draft document will be available in the next few weeks, which I will circulate when possible.

The work at present is looking at some short term interventions as well as longer term ones. Key messages are that Clinical Governance, Infrastructure and Models of Care all need attention.

I have attached a link CLICK HERE to the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) which has been announced online to continue until December 2017.

I encourage those on emergency rosters to keep their skills refreshed. We still need your help.

After hours shifts continue to be hard to fill. Some practices consider this a cooperative roster, others just ignore requests.

Please assist or help where you can.

Michael Taylor
Medical Director

Summit Health Vacancy

Summit Health has a unique and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic an self-motivated person to work as our Operations Support Officer. This is a diverse and challenging full time position working across Summit Health and the Summit Health Centre and playing a critical role in the efficient operation of our core infrastructure including Administration, Finance and Information Technology.

You will be organised and professional, with positive attitude and commitment to providing high quality services to internal and external stakeholders.

To see the full Position Description CLICK HERE

Please send your application addressing the Position Description criteria together with your Resume to Penny Heinrich by 9am Monday, 21 November 2016.

Applications or enquiries should be directed to Penny Heinrich on the above email address or (08) 8406 7733.

“Knowing Emotional and Physical Pain” 

In collaboration with Leap SA - This course is for anyone living with emotional or physical pain. A non-prescriptive, interactive program, exploring the link between emotional/mental and physical health.

Focusing on building skills, sharing experiences and support. 

When: Wednesday, 30 November & 7 December 2016
Venue: Summit Health Centre

To see flyer and how to book CLICK HERE

Immunisation Provider Network (IPN)

Are you involved in the delivery of an immunisation program and interested in networking with other immunisation providers? 

The Adelaide PHN and Country SA PHN have developed the SA PHN Immunisation Hub to ensure there is a unified, ongoing immunisation focus across the State. One aspect of the Hub is to engage with a range of immunisation service providers to:

  • facilitate peer support, networking and CPD opportunities
  • share ideas and information
  • raise and discuss relevant immunisation program issues 

The Hub will provide Secretariat support to an immunisation network/group which includes supporting 4 meetings in 2016: 3 held in metropolitan Adelaide and 1 in rural SA. 

If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete and submit this form CLICK HERE 

For further information, please contact: Angela Newbound (Adelaide PHN) (08) 8219 5900 or
Tracy Maynard (Country SA PHN) (08) 8565 8900

Preferred Providers Selected for the delivery of Alcohol and other Drug Services 

Country SA PHN has announced the preferred service providers selected and commissioned to provide drug and alcohol specific services across rural South Australia. More information on accessing services within local regions will be made available by Country SA PHN as services become operational between now and 1 January 2017. To read more CLICK HERE

2017 Heart Foundation Nurse Ambassador

If you are a nurse who is passionate about improving care and are working in a hospital, community or Aboriginal Health Service, General Practice or occupational health organisation, join the Heart Foundation Nurse Ambassador Program in 2017.

For program information and the application form CLICK HERE
Applications close 2 December 2016.

2017 South Australia Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Awards

Nominations are open and close Friday 2 December, 2016. The Award category winners will be announced at the South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards Gala Dinner on Friday, 12 May, 2017 and will receive a trophy and prize money of $1,000.00 in recognition of their achievements.

For further information and to nominate CLICK HERE 

Immunisation Update via webinar

A two hour “Shingles disease and Zostavax vaccine” presentation will be delivered by Associate Professor Dr John Litt via a webinar on Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

Following Dr John Litt's presentation, Angela Newbound (Adelaide PHN) will deliver a general immunisation program update. 

For more information and to register CLICK HERE

‘Medical Management in The New ‘ICE’ Age'

Australian Medical Placements (AMP) is hosting a workshop to assist the management of what is seemingly an ‘epidemic’ in Australia. Whether it be a one-off or a 'frequent flyer' encounter, this workshop will provide the understanding and tools to implement a management plan.

Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Venue: @313 - Level 1, 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park
6.00pm: Light dinner & 6:30 - 9:00pm: Presentation

  • Professor Ann Roche - Director, NCETA (National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, Flinders University).
  • Dr Sam Alfred - Emergency Physician & Clinical Toxicologist Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Mr Michael White - Executive Director, SANDAS (SA Network of Drug and Alcohol Services)
To see flyer and to register CLICK HERE

Clinical Assessment of Common MSK Conditions

SportsMed SA will run a hands on workshop on Clinical Assessment of common MSK Condition with focus on lower extremities - ankle, knee, hip

Saturday, 19 November 2016
8.00am - 4.30pm

Small group practical sessions including examination techniques, case studies and radiology
with live patients!

RACGP Cat 1, ACRRM points
Approved for 1 day emergency medicine grant

For more information and to register

Full time GP required in Adelaide Hills

Established Family Practice in leafy Aldgate in the Adelaide Hills is looking for a General Practitioner. 

We are a medium sized accredited practice, fully computerised with full time nursing staff and host a pathology company on site. We teach trainees as well as medical students. Friendly staff, terrific buildings and location, only 25 mins from Adelaide CBD.

CLICK HERE to see our website 
and/or ring our practice manager on (08) 8339 2644.

GP Vacancy(ies) 

Full Time and Part Time positions on offer for a General Practitioner VR/FRACGP  - Well Respected Adelaide Hills Clinics - Private Billings FT and PT available.

  • Excellent earnings potential with competitive billings rate
  • Join one of Adelaide's most esteemed group of practices
  • Fantastic support and flexibility
  • Innovative and exciting business
We are looking for experienced and high quality General Practitioners without restrictions to work in the inner Adelaide Hills in accredited general practices.

Please forward your resume to Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8339 4344

GPcare Vacancy

GPcare located at the Summit Health Centre 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.

What's the Buzz
Summit Health Centre 2nd Anniversary

Melbourne Cup day marked the 2nd Anniversary of the Summit Health Centre. Tenants and staff celebrated the Anniversary, the Cup, and Medical Director Michael Taylor's 60th Birthday with lunch, sweeps, and cake in the staff room.


Do you have some buzz of your own, a story or an achievement that you would like to share. For possible inclusion in an upcoming issue, please email or tel: 8406 7700.

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