Our general practice engagement team aim to build the capacity of primary care nurses within our catchment. Our programs and services are designed to improve practice system and processes, ensuring full potential for patient health care and quality business outcomes.
Phone support is available for practices. Our general practice engagement officers can provide support and information on a variety of topics such as accreditation, MBS item numbers, business management and practice systems.
Support for nurses is delivered in a range of learning options as face to face events, in-practice training, live webinars and recorded webinars. Educational events and information sessions are held on a variety of relevant topics throughout the year.
Upcoming events (face to face and live webinar) are promoted through our regular communications and can be found on the website.
To register for events and live webinars visit our events page.
You can also register to receive our fortnightly events newsletter for updates on our upcoming events.
- Medicare's Chronic Disease Management item numbers (care planning)
- Health assessments
- Practice and service incentive payments – including diabetes and asthma
- Nurse orientation – for nurses new to general practice
Practice Nurse Network
Practice nurse networks meetings have been established in the inner east and outer east of Melbourne to provide nurses with an opportunity to discuss relevant issues, to network, share ideas and experiences and listen to guest speakers. Topical issues in general practice are presented and discussed and practice nurses are encouraged to work through these areas with their peers in a relaxed environment. Networking events are held throughout the calendar year and provide an excellent opportunity for practice nurses to connect with others working in general practice.
For contact details of the inner east and outer east practice nurse network coordinators or if you are interested in establishing or contributing to a northern nurse network, please contact email@example.com
We also have an online forum, known as Basecamp for practice nurses, which allows you to network with your peers. Basecamp provides an opportunity to exchange ideas, ask questions and expand your existing knowledge and skills, which can assist you in your role.
This is a private forum and interested nurses can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- this is a private forum and all interested persons must be invited by the moderator to participate
- you can log on from any work station using your username and password
- the information remains available for future reference and can be viewed by all users
- emails are sent out to notify members when a new discussion/comment has been posted
- participation requires adherence to guidelines which are reviewed and updated regularly
- The forum is monitored by the moderator according to the guidelines.
Information and resources
Wound care resources
- World of wounds
- The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
- Australian wound management association
- Worlds union of wound healing societies
- European wound management association
- Affordable wound and medical products for clinicians and patients
- Molnlycke wound management products
- Smith &Nephew wound management products
- RACGP Clinical Guidelines
- SNAP Guidelines – Smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity (SNAP)
- Red Book - Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice 8th Ed
- Green Book - Putting prevention into practice Guidelines for the implementation of Prevention in the general practice setting
- RACGP Accreditation Standards for General Practice 5th Edition
MBS Practice Incentive Payment and Service Incentive Payment
- MBS flip chart
- Practice Incentive Payments (PIPs) & Service Incentive Payments (SIPs)
- Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP)
Diabetes and Asthma
- General Practice Management of Type 2 Diabetes 2016-18
- Asthma DOHA
- Completing the Asthma Cycle of Care — A guide for General Practitioners
- National Asthma Council of Australia
- National Asthma Council Handbook – Quick Reference Guide
- Australian Practice Nurses Association - APNA
- Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is the national registration body of nurses in Australia.
- Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care including general practice. APNA provides primary health care nurses with a voice, access to quality continuing professional development, educational resources, support and networking opportunities.
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is the union body providing education, advice and indemnity insurance to nurse members.
- The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) helps protect the health and safety of the community by promoting high quality standards for nurses www.anmf.org.au
- Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - AHPRA