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February 2020 Update from Monash Health GP Liaison 

Please forward this newsletter on to GPs in your practice or email us at GPLiaison@monashhealth.org to subscribe to this newsletter. 

Event series – Integrated Care
Community of Practice

 
You are invited to attend a panel discussion on Social Isolation and Social Prescribing

The Integrated Care Communities of Practice (CoP) provide an opportunity for general practice, community health services, hospitals, council services, allied health services, community pharmacies, social services, and others to improve awareness of, and connections between health service providers.

All CoP events are free of charge however RSVPs are required for catering purposes.
 
When and where

Casey Cardinia 
Date: 18 February, 2020 
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Balla Balla Community Centre 
Register here 

Greater Dandenong
Date: 17 March, 2020
Time: 7am -8.30am
Venue: Atura Hotel Dandenong
Register here 

Kingston Breakfast
Date: 24 March, 2020
Time: 7am – 8.30am
Venue: Central Bayside Community Health, Parkdale
Register here 

Clinicians, providers and leaders from health and social services in the above regions are invited to attend their local CoP.
 
For more information contact https://adma.org.au/contact/
 

Monash Imaging Nuclear Medicine and PET Service
UPDATE 

Technetium-99m isotope for Nuclear Medicine studies has resumed 


Referrers no longer need to delay, restrict or choose alternatives to Nuclear Medicine or PET studies as the the Mo-99m shortage has come to an end and normal supplies have resumed.

Please contact us should you have queries regarding:
•    referring patients to Monash Imaging Nuclear Medicine and PET department
•    to discuss a case or report with one of our specialists

During the shortage crisis, Monash Imaging is pleased we were able to continue to meet the demand of Nuclear Medicine studies for patients requiring such, in a timeframe according to the clinical need. 

Our thanks to the government for their short-term funded isotope substitution for select studies and our dedicated staff’s effective management of limited supply. 

Thank you for your continued referrals

 

For further information regarding  Monash Imaging Nuclear Medicine and PET Service:
T: 9594 2691

Monash Lung Function Laboratory

 New satellite service

CRANBOURNE SITE NOW OPEN   
To make it easier for patients to access our services, Monash Health has opened a new lung function laboratory in Cranbourne.

•    Located at Thompson’s Road Clinic-  2A Woodbine Rd, Cranbourne 
•    Open on Wednesdays 0830 to 1600
•    Tests available – Spirometry and Gas Transfer
 
All tests are bulk billed and referrals can be made through our main booking number: 9594 2278 or using  this referral form.

Any additional information Practitioners are welcome to email us at -
E:MonashLung Function@monashhealth.org

For your convenience, we also have sites at Berwick Healthcare,  
Dandenong Hospital and Monash Medical Centre Clayton



 

 Education Opportunity 

 Implementation and Healthcare Improvement Masterclass


Hear from internationally renowned experts about innovative ways to improve the healthcare system as they provide an overview of:
•    Implementation science approaches
•    Evaluation and stakeholder engagement
•    Codesign of implementation with service users.

This two-day masterclass is aimed at health professionals, researchers, policy makers and front-line clinicians seeking guidance and inspiration about healthcare improvement. 

During the masterclass we will:
•    guide those seeking to initiate their own implementation projects
•    support those currently involved in healthcare improvement projects
•    review common conceptual framework implementation components and 
•    explore the gap between knowledge and practice.

When:
April 8th & 9th 2020 at Monash Medical Centre 
Click here to register

Registration fees:
Monash Partners Member Organisation Employees: $ 780
Non-Monash Partners Member Organisation Employees: $ 980
Students: On application

For further information:
E: mchri.shortcourses@monash.edu

Education Opportunity  

 Women in Leadership Program

Inspiring Women to Influence and Impact
The purpose of this three-day program is to inspire, encourage and support women in healthcare and research to reach their full career potential. The program will be delivered by Tracey Ezard and Professor Helena Teede with support from current leaders in healthcare and research.

You will explore three key components of leadership – People, Purpose, Potential, and reflect on: 

•    leadership mindset and self-awareness
•    partnership and collaborative skills
•    strategic career planning
•    supportive networks and partnerships

When: 3, 4 and 5 March, 2020
Where: Monash Medical Centre
Click here to register

When: 21, 22, and 23 October, 2020
Where: Monash Medical Centre
Click here to register

When: 15, 16,and 17 December, 2020
Where: Cabrini Institute 
Click here to register

Registration fees:
Monash Partners Member Organisation Employees: $ 950,
Non-Monash Partners Member Organisation Employees: $ 1250

For more details visit MCHRI Women in Leadership program
E: mchri.shortcourses@monash.edu
 

Seamless GP referrals for patients back to Southern Community Mental Health Service  (Southern Clinic)

 Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)


Southern Clinic in Hampton East now offers a care model which the clinic likes to think encompasses continuity and a seamless approach for the patient.
For certain discharged patients that meet the criteria, GPs can refer their patient straight back to Southern Clinic for a review with their previous Consultant Psychiatrist.  

Eligibility criteria  
  • Patient must have been with Southern Clinic prior
  • The patient should have been engaged/adherent to their management plan while they were with Southern Clinic and there was a mutual agreement between all stakeholders at the time of discharge to the GP
  • The time between the discharge date and the referral back should preferably not exceed 12 months 
  • The patient should not be experiencing a full relapse i.e. a referral that would in all probability need an inpatient admission or Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) involvement
  • Referrals should be in the context of a medication and/or mental state review. The patient must show insight to accept the new advice offered

For further information -
Joel Hanafin GP Liaison mental health  Dandenong / Southern Clinic 

P: 0410 422 694
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