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

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Medico-Legal Update
Monday 27 March 2017
Summit Health Centre
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Medical Director Note

The provision of After Hours care in our region has now improved. Patients can and have been able to present to Mt Barker Hospital with triage 4-5 category problems and receive care.

I wish to thank those who have filled these extra shifts and Jorin and Jo for all their work. If every GP with admitting rights put their hand up for a shift, I think you might get 1 shift every 3-4 months. (we already have a large number regularly filled).  

We now offer weekend shifts...short and long with two doctors present, evening shifts, and overnight sessions. 

We have held meetings in Mt Barker and Stirling and a summary of issues covered will be sent to all practices. It's brief and if any dot points need clarifying please contact us.

It was thought that a part of GP training should include After Hours exposure, as occurs in Strathalbyn, Gumeracha and Mt Pleasant. With the variety of sessions available, we feel GP Registrars should feel supported and get excellent training exposure.

Michael Taylor
Medical Director

Medico-Legal Update

GP CPD Activity

The Medico-Legal CPD event will take place this upcoming Monday, 27 March 2017 at Summit Health Centre.

There is still room and time for GPs and GP Registrars to register - either by returning the flyer or email

We look forward to welcoming everyone.

Monday 27 March 2017, 6:30-9:30pm
Summit Health Centre

Rural GP Radiology & Ultrasound Update

A couple of free spaces have become available for the Rural GP Radiology & Ultrasound Update next week.

Friday, 31 March 2017, 8:00am-4:30pm
Sound Radiology
257 Fullarton Rd, Parkside

For more information CLICK HERE

South Australian Primary Health Care Conference

Primary Health Care Professionals are invited to attend the South Australian Primary Health Conference. The conference will showcase developing pathways and education on a range of topics.

For more information CLICK HERE

GP Asthma Update

The RDWA is pleased to provide local GPs with an update on the current state of asthma care with a focus on the newer therapies as well as what’s new in treatment of other respiratory disorders.

Presented by Dr Ral Antic, Director of Thoracic Medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital since 1976 and who has received an Order of Australia Medal in 2012 for service to thoracic medicine as a clinician administrator and mentor to people affected by asthma. Dr Antic is also a senior visiting specialist to Modbury, Whyalla, Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Alice Springs.

Thursday 6 April 2017, 6.30-9.00pm
Wallis Auchendarroch House and Tavern
Mount Barker

For more information and to register CLICK HERE

Timely Diagnosis of Dementia

APNA in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia will deliver a three hour Timely Diagnosis of Dementia workshop for practice nurses with the aim to enhance clinical skills and professional knowledge in the areas of early identification and timely diagnosis of dementia. 

Thursday 6 April 2017, 5:30-8:00pm  
Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf 

For more information and/or to register CLICK HERE

Introducing GPEx

GPEx has been appointed as the preferred provider of Educational Services for the CSAPHN program to deliver professional development for rural general practitioners and other primary care professionals across regional South Australia.

The GP Extend program will deliver this professional development through face-to-face regional workshops, where GPs and primary health care professionals can extend their knowledge and skills working together to facilitate more positive patient outcomes.

For more information CLICK HERE

RDWA Annual GP Conference

Registrations are now open for the RDWA Annual GP conference. This year’s conference is all about drugs and the latest information and resources across the spectrum of drugs, drug prescription and drug use.

The program includes issues faced every day; from chronic pain management, stroke management, dealing with older and younger patients, managing athletes and drug testing, prescribing methadone, the new drugs in general practice and a special session on the prevalence of Ice in rural South Australia.

The RDWA Annual Conference will be held 19-20 May at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

For more information and to register CLICK HERE

Stirling Hospital Specialist Services Update

Stirling Hospital has communicated an updated flyer for Dr Neena Peter, Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon with a special interest in Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital Surgery

To see the full list of all specialists at Stirling Hospital 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. For more information  visit our website for further information and job description CLICK HERE

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

Do you have a story or an achievement that you would like to share under What's the Buzz. Does your practice have a vacancy that you would like to list in the next eUpdate. Let us hear from you -  email Tine or Tel: 8406 7726

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