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

Face Dementia program registrations open

November 24, 2023
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  Face Dementia program registrations are open 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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Alcohol and pregnancy resources

September 7, 2023
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fare – Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education has updated Resources and training for health professionals about alcohol and pregnancy: Every Moment Matters provides accurate information and advice on alcohol-free pregnancy and safe breastfeeding  

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MyMedicare registrations open

July 28, 2023
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MyMedicare voluntary patient registration is open for General Practices to register. Patients will be able to register from 1 October. Check if your clinic is eligible and view further information here If you would like to speak to one of our Practice Facilitators about MyMedicare or Accreditation please contact us

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New Mental Health referral process

May 26, 2023
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From July 1, Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) will be partnering with highly experienced health care agencies to deliver improved mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services across western Victoria. Called Step Thru Care, Step Thru Care is not and should not be the default option for GPs to refer to for all…

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