BreastScreen SA Mobile Screening Unit
The Courier 17th August 2016
New Support for Mental Health Patients
The Courier 24th February 2016
Early Detection, Key
The Courier 24th February 2016
24 Hour Health Plea
The Courier 15th July 2015


There are a number of permanent services and sessional consultants operating from within the Summit Health Centre.  CLICK HERE for further information on these services.



GPcare Afterhours Dinner Meeting

Thursday, September 29th

6.30pm at Summit Health Centre
Topics for discussion include GPcare Afterhours shift remuneration

Please CLICK HERE for the invitation

For further information please contact Jo Teakle on 0409 744 940

APNA Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshop

APNA is delivering the highly regarded Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshops Australia-wide this Spring!
General practice nursing is a different and unfamiliar environment to other areas of nursing practice. Developed and facilitated by local nurse leaders, this highly interactive two day workshop will provide an overview of the knowledge and key skills required by nurses new and transitioning into general practice, and those looking for an update.

Up to 12 hours of essential and engaging CPD for primary health care nurses including:
Immunisation, Wound Management, Chronic Disease Management, Professional Practice, Health Promotion and much more.

 CLICK HERE for more information

GP Upskilling in Mental Health

The General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) is a multi-disciplinary committee with representatives from general practice, psychiatry, psychology and the community.
The GPMHSC are responsible for setting the standards and accredits GP training and education in mental health. Mental Health Skills Training (MHST) programs (also known as Level 1 MHST) address the knowledge and skills areas associated with completing and reviewing GP mental health treatment plans.

Completion of these courses will give GP’s access to mental health MBS item numbers 2715 or 2717 under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access) Initiative. Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) training further builds and develops skills in assisting patients with mental health illness and focusses on provision of evidence based FPS as part of a treatment plan for common mental health illness. It is a pre-requisite to have completed a MHST program and upon completion of FPS training accredited with GPMHSC, registration with Medicare can occur to access additional MBS item numbers: 2721, 2723, 2725 and 2727.

GPs who would like additional information regarding mental health training options or the work that GPMHSC do can contact GPMHSC on the following details: Phone: (03) 8699 0554, Fax: (03) 8699 0570 or Email:

Clinical Assessment of Common MSK Conditions Workshop - Lower Extremities

Saturday 19th November, 2016
$77.00 (incl. GST) 

8.00am Registration / Arrival Coffee
8.20am Workshop Commences
4.30pm Conclusion

RACGP Cat 1 40 points, ACRRM points available
Eligible for 1 day grant in emergency medicine

This practical hands on workshop will focus on lower extremities – ankle, knee and hip through a series of small group skill stations involving live patients!

For information or to register CLICK HERE

New Oculoplastic Surgeon

Please CLICK HERE for information on Dr Neena Peter, the new Oculoplastic Surgeon who will be consulting and operating at Stirling Hospital.

Full time Female GP required in Adelaide Hills

Long standing General Practice located in the beautiful Adelaide hills.

We have an opportunity for a VR GP to become part of our Team.  Private billing practice with onsite pathology services available.  Registered Nursing staff support. Comprehensive family care for all ages within a practice committed to teaching.

Spacious surroundings, with a new learning hub and meeting room.  Examination preparation available with our team of GP educators. We are an accredited practice, computerised with great support staff.
Please contact Bronwyn Byfield 8339 2644 or email

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


Please feel free to let us know if there are any stories or achievements you would like to share with us for inclusion in "What's the Buzz?" to Sara Manser ( or ph: 8406 7749.

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Adelaide Hills Division of General Practice Inc. trading as
Summit Health - All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

PO Box 1794

Our street address is:

85 Wellington Road


Ph: (08) 8406 7700
Fax: (08) 8406 7777