The Hills are electric
Adelaide Hills HERALD 22th September 2016

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


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Medical Director Note

Its not too late to reply for this years AGM. Please let Lindy know if you can join us.

CHSA are holding a series of meetings looking at formulating a plan for Mt Barker hospital and Strathalbyn hospital.

Last week a session with clinicians was held. 4 themes were explored, Emergency Department, Obstetrics and Paediatrics, Medical Services and Surgical / Anaesthetics. There was a wide range of issues raised with emphasis on Clinical governance, Infrastructure requirements and the need to define Model of Care. (What should we do, how would that happen and what new things would be needed). It was agreed that there was good will towards change but some short term "wins " would be needed for the clinicians to believe change is possible and to stay engaged. A report should be available at the end of this year for further discussion by community, hospital staff and local health providers. I will have it added to this newsletter when available.

We are holding our GP After Hours dinner this Thursday and hoping for better weather than last time which we cancelled.

I hope to see as many of you as possible, even if its just for the dinner!!

Michael Taylor
Medical Director Summit Health

AHDGP AGM 2016 - Tuesday 18th October 2016

Members were recently invited to the AHDGP Annual General Meeting / Dinner to be held Tuesday, 18th October 2016, from 6.30pm at Auchendarroch House.

A general update on what is happening within Summit Health will be provided and papers have been sent to current Members outlining a Special Resolution being put to the Membership for determination.


Your vote is important and we’d love to see you on the night. The invite and proxy nominations for those unable to attend have been sent out to each registered member.

Please consider attending, RSVPs close 4pm on 12th October 2016.


This Thursday, 13 October 2016 As mentioned by our Medical Director GPcare has rescheduled the After Hour dinner.

Please CLICK HERE for the invitation. RVSP to Practice Manager, Jo Teakle. 

Mental Health Week

9-16 October marks Mental Health Week. Mental Health Week is a national event, held every October to coincide with World Mental Health Day (10 October).

The aim of Mental Health Week is to promote social and emotional wellbeing to the community, encouraging people to maximise their health potential, enhancing the coping capacity of communities, families, individuals and increasing mental health recovery.

The Summit Health Mental Health team have arranged a display of information at the Summit Health Centre to raise awareness around mental health and how to seek help. If your practice is looking for ways to refer a patient or your GPs have any queries regarding Mental Health referrals or pathways, please feel free to contact our mental health team on 8406 7715

Orthopaedic Education Night - Save the Date


The Stirling Hospital is organising an Orthopaedic Education Night to be held on Thursday, 3 November at 6pm.

General Practitioners and interested staff are invited.

The venue will be advised but will be in or around Stirling. 

ReEnable Rheumatology Education at Summit Health Centre

Reminder: General Practitioners are invited to attend a 90-minute Face-To-Face Meeting with Dr Sajini Basnayake to become familiar with the practical aspects of diagnosing, referring and managing patients with inflammatory back pain. 

The session - 3 QI&CPD (Category 2) points - will be held at Summit Health Centre on 14 November 2016.

To see meeting invitation and RVSP form CLICK HERE


Upcoming Educational Events in the Hills

The following event to be held in the Adelaide Hills are still open for registrations:

  • Primary Care Asthma Update - Hahndorf (evening) - brought to you by the National Asthma Council Australia as part of the Asthma Best Practice for Professionals Program. To see flyer and how to register CLICK HERE
  • Chronic Disease Support Program - Mt Barker (whole day) - driven by a desire to create better health for clients, reduced hospital admissions, better patient compliance and the provision of care by those best qualified to provide advice. To see flyer and how to register CLICK HERE

Full time GP required in Adelaide Hills

Established Family Practice in leafy Aldgate in the Adelaide Hills is looking for a General Practitioner to replace a partner leaving this December. 

Full time VR preferred to move into a full patient load from day one if suitable handover time is possible. 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.

We are a group of GP clinics who strive to instil a culture of development and satisfaction for our staff and contractors. We aim to achieve the highest quality care for our patients through innovation, IT and staff development. It is our aim to not just treat our patient’s afflictions, but to help them achieve healthy lifestyles and ultimate wellbeing.
Our group includes six clinics located in Stirling, Bridgewater, Hahndorf, Mount Barker and Strathalbyn. All sites are fully accredited with a team of experienced staff who have operated in their communities for decades. Our doctors have the support of experienced practice nurses, the latest IT systems and quality facilities. 
We can provide numerous arrangements and opportunities for quality GPs, including those that have special interests or who may be drawn to new and better ways of doing things, in a private billing environment with excellent clinical and managerial support.

If you are a GP that prides themselves on their high standard of care and the above sounds interesting to you, we strongly encourage you to apply or organise a confidential discussion to learn more. 

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

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



Very best wishes to our Medical students from Adelaide University, Athul John and Bhuwan Tandon with their final year 5 exams.

What a year and what a great pleasure it has been to have these guys around. From all of us at Summit Health and GPcare: Best of luck!


Gina Highet and Jane Pool are doing a 5 day 'Be Inspired trek' on the Larapinta Trail starting in Alice Springs in July 2017.

They will be paying all of their own expenses and are aiming to raise $5000 towards the Breast Cancer Network Australia by hosting this event.

Jane and Gina’s Giant Journey Fundraising Event
When: Saturday November 12th at 7pm
Where: Onkaparinga Valley Football Club, Balhannah
Cost: $50 per head - Includes nibbles and drinks on arrival, buffet roast meal, cheese platters. 

Music by HiiTide. Auction and Raffles.

To purchase call 0412210324

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 Summit Health ( or Tel: 8406 7700.

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