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
tbc March 2017

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Happy New Year 2017

Dermatology and Skin Cancer Update

Presented by Dr Lachlan Warren and Dr Simon Khoury

Wednesday, 8 February 2017
6.30 - 9.00pm
Auchendarroch House - Oakfield Room
Mount Barker

Dr Simon Khoury will provide an update on new treatment strategies and options for common dermatoses including eczema and psoriasis, diagnostic features of some common dermatoses as well as some of those more rare, and revisit both indications and contraindications for common dermatological treatments. 

Dr Warren will then provide insight into dermoscopy and what’s new with skin cancers.

For more information and to register CLICK HERE

Stirling Hospital - Save the Date

Save the date - Thursday, 9 February - for a GP Dinner on Plastic and Recovery Surgery update organised by Stirling Hospital.

For more information CLICK HERE  

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.

The presenters for the day include: 

Dr Sanjeev Khurana, an experienced paediatric surgeon with a major interest in obesity, with his colleagues from other disciplines including dietetics. and obesity management.

Jayne Lehman, a popular credentialed diabetes educator will explore the barriers for diabetic patients achieving glycaemic targets, and effective solutions. Lastly, as Occupational Therapist & Health Coach will end the day with an experiential workshop on working effectively with patients who live with chronic health problems.

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


CLICK HERE to see flyer or for more information and to register online CLICK HERE

RDASA Survey

To assist RDASA in their negotiations relating to rural GP work within Country Health SA facilities, doctors are encouraged to complete the 2017 contract negotiation survey. No need to be a member of the Rural Doctor's Association. The Association works to represent the interests of all rural Doctors across South Australia.
To visit the RDASA website CLICK HERE or to take the survey directly CLICK HERE

Advance Practical Workshop for Practice Nurses

Organised by Advance Project (HammondCare) 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
Saturday, 25 February

Education Development Centre
4 Milner Street
Hindmarsh SA 5007

To see flyer and how to register CLICK HERE

Australia Healthy Weight Week

13-19 February 2017
Australia Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) is an initiative of the Dietitians Association of Australia, raising awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Events are held in February each year to help promote this message and encourage people to see an Accredited Practising Dietitian to assist with food, nutrition and lifestyle management. 

For more information or to get inspired CLICK HERE 

APNA National Conference 2017

Registrations are now open for the APNA National Conference 2017 to take place in Hobart, Tasmania 4-6 May 2017.

Early Bird closes 6 March!

To see the program and register CLICK HERE

Cancer Council National GP Portal

Have you visited Cancer Council's 'one step shop' for GPs with up to date cancer information and resources in one place?

To go to the National GP Portal 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.

5th Year Medical Students

We look forward to welcoming two new 5th year students from the Rural Clinical School of the University of Adelaide  who will be with us throughout 2017. The students will have their Uni orientation next week and will start with us the week after. More in our next eUpdate!

Do you have some buzz of your own, a story or an achievement that you would like to share. Or does your practice have a vacancy that you would like to list in our eUpdate. Please email or Tel 8406 7700

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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

Tel: (08) 8406 7700
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