Demystifying Dementia

Demystifying Dementia: A Stepwise Approach to Diagnosing and Initiating Post Diagnostic Care

Face Dementia, an evidence-based program supporting GPs, Practice Nurses and general practices to improve detection, assessment and management of dementia.
CPD approved training*, and a whole-of-practice toolkit and be part of a geriatrician-supported community of practice. Registrations open!

Round one starts 8 February

Round two starts 30 April


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

Practice Facilitation Visits
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CPD Hub and Online Learning
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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

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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New resources – Intellectual disability

May 26, 2023
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People with intellectual disability can have significant healthcare needs and often multiple health conditions. A number of our resources have recently been updated, such as templates and guides. View the updated resources on our Quality Improvement Intellectual disability page here    

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