Information from the Western Queensland PHN

Weekly Education and Events 


New weekly information from WQPHN on upcoming Education & Events in our region for Health Professionals

5 November 2021

On demand

Living with COVID-19: A Guide for General Practice


A 3 part panel discussion series covering Living with COVID-19: A Guide For General Practice that explores the ways your practice can navigate the new phase of living with COVID-19. Discussion on key aspects of your practice that you can safeguard by simply being prepared to mitigate risk, minimise the disruption to your business and prevent staff burnout.

Session 1: Preparing Your Practice (On Demand, available to watch now)
Session 2: Workforce Challenges (LIVE 25th Nov at 12:30pm AEDT)
Session 3: Business Process & Systems to Safeguard your Practice (LIVE 9th Dec at 12:30pm AEDT)

Session 1: Preparing Your Practice is available to watch now with our expert panellists:

Register now to watch Session 1: Preparing Your Practice 

Register now

Diabetes foot and wound care webinar | Diabetes Qualified


The 2 hour webinar includes 2 case studies and 2 presentations, and questions and answers:

Case Study 1 ‘new wound’ Wound Hygiene Presentation by Dr Fran Henshaw, SoSH PhD, Lecturer in Podiatry, Podiatric Medicine, Western Sydney University

More details and register here

Accredited online eye health training - Vision Initiative

The Vision Initiative works with its partners to develop high quality education modules for primary health care and allied health professionals.. Each of these modules is designed to assist practitioners with embedding eye health in their day-to-day conversations with patients, identifying patients at risk of vision loss and referring patients to the appropriate eye care services.

Free CPD accredited online education on eye health

More details and register here

Wednesday 10 November 

Roundtable: Young People residing in residential aged care (YPRIAC)

1:00pm -2:00pm

This course is for: Disability providers supporting or wishing to learn about the YPRIAC cohort

The NDIA is interested in supporting young people residing in residential aged care settings to explore other options for accommodation and living that may be more appropriate for their needs.
NDS in Queensland is providing this opportunity for disability service providers to come together, raise questions and discuss concerns. NDS will listen, note your questions and concerns, and source information and solutions to help you understand YPRIAC better.

To join this roundtable discussion and share your views, register here.  
NOTE: Spaces are limited, please keep registrations to a maximum of 2 people per organisation. This meeting will not be recorded.

For more information contact Jane Douglas at

Wednesday 10 November

2021 Shingles Vaccination Update for Frontline Health Care Professionals

Featuring Prof Robert Booy and Dr Andrew Baird
6pm AEDT (1 Hour)

This webinar will provide attendees with an update regarding shingles epidemiology and current trends in vaccination rates.
Low shingles vaccination rates in Australian adults impact the epidemiology of the disease. This webinar will explore what current guidelines advise regarding improving pertussis vaccination rates in Australia, and therefore reducing disease burden and complications.
It will discuss the two shingles vaccinations available in Australia, comparing efficacy, safety, dosage regimens and indications for each vaccine.

Accredited with RACGP (305628) & ACRRM (24536)
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of shingles in various population groups, including persons aged over 65 years

  2. Outline current vaccination rates in older Australians, and recognised strategies for improving uptake of shingles vaccines

  3. Explain the possible clinical sequelae associated with shingles, including serious complications, impact on quality of life, and the particular risk attributed to persons aged over 80 years

  4. Identify the patients in whom shingles vaccination is a priority, based on age and medical comorbidities

  5. Describe and compare the two shingles vaccines currently available in Australia, including safety profiles, efficacy, dosage regimens and cost

Register here
More information here

Diabetes Qualified Diabetes in Practice for Nurses eLearning

Details of the course include:

  • Duration: 12 hours

  • Modules: 16

  • CPD: 12 hours (APNA endorsed)

  • Price: $110 – subsidised by the NDSS – LIMITED NUMBERS (normally $325)

Learning outcomes:

  • Update your knowledge on diabetes management

  • Improve your ability to support the person living with diabetes and have a more helpful conversation using health literacy principles

  • Know how to ask the right questions, and when to refer to other health professionals for more individualised advice

Have the tools and resources to implement what you’ve learnt in your workplace, improving health outcomes for your patients.

For more information on the courses click here

View the flyer here

New ASHM Courses


Sexual and Reproductive Health in Primary Care 

This two-part online course aims to provide practitioners with an overview of sexual and reproductive health care in general practice. Topics in this session include sexual health, sexual history taking, STI screening, contraception and unintended pregnancy consultations. 


This course is for: general practitioners, general practitioner registrars, nurse practitioners, practice nurses, and other practitioners working in primary care settings in Australia. 


Part One: Saturday 13 November 2021, 10:30am - 1:30pm (AEDT) 

Part Two: Saturday 20 November 2021, 10:30am - 1:30pm (AEDT) 


Please note that you will need to attend both workshops in order to receive RACGP and ACRRM CPD points. 


This education is a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program. 40 points allocated. Approved by ACRRM for 6 Educational Activity PDP hours. 

This course is collaboration between ASHM and IRIS Education, and supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health. 


Register here

Flyer here 

Friday 19 November
Hepatitis C in NSP Settings 
Frontline workers in NSP settings have a crucial and unique role to play in eliminating Hep C. Every day, you’re talking to people who might be living with Hep C. By sharing messages about testing and treatment, you can support people to protect their health. 
This course is for: Frontline workers in primary, secondary and pharmacy NSP services; including health education officers, peer support workers, needle and syringe program workers, social workers, nurses, administration officers, pharmacists, and pharmacy assistants.  
QLD Time: 9:00am – 11:00pm (AEST) 
This event is sponsored by AbbVie. Sponsorship is governed by our Sponsorship Policy and the sponsor has no control over content, tone, emphasis, allocation of funds or selection of recipients. ASHM does not endorse or promote any sponsor’s product or service. 
Register here
View Flyer

Hepatitis C Nursing 
This free facilitated online training course provides nurses with the knowledge and confidence to increase screening and management of hepatitis C in primary care settings. 
This course is for: Nurses working in sexual health services, public and private medical clinics, refugee and migrant services, correctional facilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, drug and alcohol services, mental health services, and youth services, and Midwives. 
This course is endorsed by the ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 6.5 CPD Hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Boards of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.  
Part One: 26 November, 10:00am – 1:00pm AEDT 
Part Two: 3 December, 10:00am – 1:00pm AEDT 
Register Here   
This event is sponsored by AbbVie. Sponsorship is governed by our Sponsorship Policy and the sponsor has no control over content, tone, emphasis, allocation of funds or selection of recipients. ASHM does not endorse or promote any sponsor’s product or service.  

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