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

New Suite of Health Services
The Courier 22nd April 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.

Practice Nurse Network
Immunisation Update
Tuesday 26th April 2016
Summit Health Centre
85 Wellington Road, Mount Barker
CLICK HERE for further information


GPex - Registrar Arrangements

A meeting between Practice Managers and GPex staff took place on 24th March to discuss how to improve communication and better help all parties understand the tasks that need to be completed for each Registrar placement. Feedback from many attending was positive and GPex have produced a series of recommendations for further consideration by those attending at a subsequent meeting to be arranged.

Our region is the only group to have had the opportunity to provide constructive input and learn more about the placement process thanks to our proactive approach to GPex. Summit Health would like to thank those Practice Managers that gave their time to this issue. For those who were not able to attend but are interested, we will publish further information on the outcomes etc. once we know more.


GP Vacancies

GPcare has vacancies for up to 2 GPs 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 descriptions.

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


Summit Health - Mental Health Survey

Please be aware that Summit Health will be sending all practices an online survey regarding Summit Health Mental Health Services in the next week. Your responses will assist us with our application for the provision of ongoing mental health services funded by the Country SA PHN.

Thank you in anticipation.


Flourish Program

Flourish is a recovery focused self development program designed for people who have lived with a mental illness for some time and who are looking to make improvements in their life.

The aim of the program is to motivate and equip people with the tools necessary to achieve positive changes within their lives.The Flourish program is peer facilitated and builds on the principles of the Collaborative Recovery Model by focusing on individual strengths and values in relation to personal goals. Flourish is delivered over a 12 week period with fortnightly group meetings and personal follow up between meetings.

CLICK HERE for further information.

Mental Health/Drug & Alcohol Services

Under recent Federal Government changes, PHNs will have increased responsibility for frontline mental health and drug & alcohol services from 2016-17 onwards.  Commencing 1 July 2016, this role will include the planning and commissioning of mental health and drug alcohol services, including Indigenous specific services.

Part of this work requires PHNs to undertake a mental health and drug & alcohol needs assessment and planning to provide evidence based regional plans for 2016-17 which will inform the commissioning of these services. In April, Country SA PHN will start running forums to inform the future direction of mental health and drug & alcohol treatment services throughout rural South Australia.

CLICK HERE for further information or to register for the Mount Barker Session.
Any general enquiries regarding the forums please contact Mary Hein on Ph: 8565 8900 or


Parkinson's SA - Seminar

Advanced Therapies for People with Parkinson's

Date: Monday 11 April 2016 (World Parkinson's Day) at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

CLICK HERE for further information


Coeliac Australia

Coeliac Australia has developed new resources for general practitioners as part of its campaign to help increase the awareness and diagnosis of coeliac disease in Australia.   The Consider Coeliac Disease campaign encourages GPs to think of coeliac disease if patients present with at-risk clinical features.

Coeliac Australia has new online resources available for health professionals to support the diagnosis of coeliac disease, including a video Diagnosing Coeliac Disease – A Brief Guide for GPs and GP Fact Sheet, which are available on the website. A Chronic Disease Management (CDM) template, incorporating GP Management Plan (GPMP) and Team Care Arrangement (TCA) documents suitable for a variety of practice software is also available on the website.


Diabetes And Weight Management Options - Free Seminar

Friday 20th May 2016, 9.30am – 12.30pm, Adelaide Convention Centre,

This session is FREE to health professionals.

The benefits of weight management in diabetes care are well established, yet weight reduction can be very challenging for people living with type 2 diabetes. For many, lifestyle intervention is not enough to achieve their goals and alternative options may need to be sought. Come along and listen to the most up to date evidence from our expert speakers regarding weight management options and how this can assist in managing diabetes.

CLICK HERE for further information

Doctors’ Health SA 2016


Doctors for Doctors (D4D) Seminar Saturday 28 May 2016, 8.30am to 4.00pm, RACGP College House, 15 Gover Street, North Adelaide.

CLICK HERE to register online or for further information please contact Dr Roger Sexton 0408 089 423 or Rebecca Starkey at sapmea on 08 8267 6054.


A number of our staff are taking on the "Conquer the Summit" fun run this weekend.
good luck to all involved !

For further information or to register your interest CLICK HERE.

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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PO Box 1794

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85 Wellington Road


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