Free Family Violence Training for General Practices

Take part in the A-LIVES Family Violence training program

With nearly one woman killed every week across the country by a current or former partner, gain the skills to recognise and help those subjected to family violence.
Primary health care providers have a vital role in identifying and supporting people suffering family violence. Recognising this, WVPHN is offering grants of $2000 to general practices to participate in a practice-wide training program – the A-LIVES Training and Support package.
The program has been developed to give practice staff, from receptionists to GPs and nurses, the skills and confidence to support victims of family and domestic violence.

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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

Provider Connect is open

June 5, 2024
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A growing network of participating business partners  Provider Connect Australia™ (also known as PCA™) is a free initiative of the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) that allows you to update your business information and automatically send those updates to your connected business partners such as: Healthcare directories, booking and review services Primary Health Networks…

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Family Violence training EOI open

May 23, 2024
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Primary health care providers have a vital role in identifying and supporting people subjected to Family Violence (FV). Recognising this, WVPHN is offering grants of $2000 to general practices to participate in a practice-wide training program – the A-LIVES Training and Support package. The program has been developed to give practice staff, from receptionists to…

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Medical Costs Finder

March 21, 2024
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The Department of Health and Aged Care has launched a national information campaign to encourage Australians to use the Medical Costs Finder when planning for the private specialist care. The Medical Costs Finder website is an initiative of the Australian Government to help patients find and understand the typical costs for common private health procedures…

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Group A streptococcal disease notification

February 29, 2024
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From 1 March 2024, invasive group A streptococcal disease (iGAS) will become an urgent notifiable condition for medical practitioners and pathology services in Victoria. Diagnosis of iGAS relies on the laboratory detection of Streptococcus pyogenes and clinical information. • Medical practitioners and pathology services must notify cases of iGAS immediately upon diagnosis to the Department…

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