Find out about the current quality improvement focus area within the western Victoria region

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) has an important role in supporting  primary care practices across our region to deliver quality improvement in the areas it is needed the most.

COVID-19 Response

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

What we offer

Practice Facilitation Visits
Practice Resources
Workshops and Webinars
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

GP Psychiatry Support Line access

July 29, 2022
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WVPHN is now supporting GP’s in Western Victoria to access the GP Psychiatry Support Line. The support line is a free phone service for GP’s to help manage the mental health care of patients.  Psychiatrists support GP’s with information and advice regarding specific cases.  This is not a triage or referral service. To request resources…

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Easy Read resources for your Intellectual Disability patients

July 15, 2022
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The Council for Intellectual Disability provides a suite of resources for people with intellectual disability and health professionals working in primary care. Some of the resources include COVID-19 resources such as a short video  How to do a rapid antigen test from your nose. You can share these with your patients to help them better…

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Invoice requirements Influenza vaccine

July 13, 2022
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Please be advised that the portal will close on Monday August 8th 2022.  Should your reporting not be completed by Monday August 8th you may be ineligible to access the grants applied for to participate in this program. To access the portal please follow the link- Free Influenza Vaccination Reimbursement and Grant – Online application…

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Covid care in Primary Care – Survey

July 8, 2022
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WVPHN recognises the Department’s scaling back of its COVID-19 response is likely to have impacts on primary care providers. All general practices in the WVPHN catchment are encouraged to complete a short survey on care delivery in the new COVID normal. Your responses will help us understand the support practices need and inform our approach…

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