Emergency Response Planning

Is your Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) up to date and published?

A completed current document is crucial to ensuring continuity of service during emergency events.

Don't have an ERPT?
The Department of Health is offering fully subsided ERPT licences until 31 December 2023.

View ERPT information here

COVID-19 Response

For information on managing the current COVID-19 outbreak as well as administering COVID-19 vaccines across our region

Practice Facilitation Visits
Practice Resources
CPD Hub and Online Learning
Programs and National Schemes

Welcome to Practice Connect

Practice Connect and our team of Practice Facilitators are here to provide support to general practices in western Victoria by supporting your team to improve the health and wellbeing of people you are caring for. We do this by enhancing sustainability, viability and supporting improved patient outcomes through continuous quality improvement. 

Our Practice Connect tool kits provide a comprehensive range of materials to improve all aspects of running and managing a general practice. We also provide additional support by visiting your practice, over the phone or via email. Our service is provided free-of-charge to all general practices across the Western Victoria PHN region.

We will also support you and your team on various aspects of practice management including optimising the Medical Benefits Schedule, preparing for accreditation, digital health, Practice Incentive Program – Quality Improvement and more.

Latest Updates

Nurse Immuniser Training-Funded Upskilling Opportunity

November 29, 2023
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We are inviting Registered Nurses (RNs) within our region to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in training to become an accredited Nurse Immuniser. The goal of the training is to provide RNs in Western Victoria with the ability to administer vaccines.   This will help increase access to vaccinations in our communities, particularly rural or…

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Face Dementia program

November 24, 2023
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  Face Dementia program registrations open soon Timely diagnosis allows for provision of information, initiation of evidence – based treatments, care and support, to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia. Participation in the timely diagnosis project provides significant benefits for the general practice and its patients.  Program will include interactive online…

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Networking evening for Primary Care

October 27, 2023
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  Join us for a Networking evening for Primary Health Care Professionals End of year social networking evening in your region.  Bring your team along, we would love to see you there! Ballarat – Tuesday 14 November Horsham – Wednesday 15 November Portland – Tuesday 21 November Warrnambool – Wednesday – 22 November Hamilton –…

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WVPHN expanded Clinical Advisory Council open for applications

October 3, 2023
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  Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified primary health care professionals and practice managers to join our new, expanded Clinical Advisory Council. As part of our ongoing commitment to developing and delivering programs and services to meet the needs of primary health care providers and patients in…

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