Good Health: The New Thinking - Practical Innovations in Primary Healthcare

On Saturday 24 June 2017, CESPHN hosted the Good Health: The New Thinking – Practical Innovations in Primary Healthcare event at Carriageworks in partnership with Sydney Local Health District and their Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium 2017.

We were delighted to see such a strong turn-out, with approximately 100 GPs, practice nurses and allied health professionals joining us for an afternoon showcasing the latest service developments across SLHD. The seminar particularly focused on those services which address important health needs and service delivery gaps across the community.

Presided over by CESPHN Chair, Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe, participants were given the opportunity to explore several new services across the district, including:

  • the latest in obesity management and focused weight management clinics for children, weight management in pregnancy, and services for obese and morbidly obese patients
  • a demonstration of the SLHD Well Child Health Program – an online learning module designed to support GPs and other health care professionals in the comprehensive use of the child Personal Health Record (Blue Book) for health and developmental surveillance for all children (child health checks) under the age of five
  • practical, hands-on experience in the examination of common orthopaedic problems presenting in general practice, including sprains and minor fractures, as well as an overview of the new Balmain GP Casualty Minor Fracture Clinic
  • An update on the rising use of ice in our community and services available to support primary care patients in treating patients with ICE and other substance use disorders.

We were delighted to receive excellent feedback from the vast majority of participants in attendance, and thanks to all staff involved in organising and facilitating the event which marks another highlight in the 2017 CESPHN CPD calendar.