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


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

The form to fill out all forms!

April 13, 2023
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The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has recently notified PHNs across Australia of the launch of Provider Connect Australia (PCA) for Vaccine Clinic Finder Connect (VCFC) practices, both claimed and unclaimed, as well as all ACCHOs. Provider Connect Australia is a system that allows healthcare organisations to share important changes or updates that have occurred…

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MBS changes to your workflow

December 15, 2022
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Due to the changes in the government COVID-19 response there are several changes to the MBS items.  These have been updated on the Services Australia site. Please note the final item – Assignment of benefit requirements will have an impact on your workflows from 1 January. Further information here

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Go Share – COVID-19 Bundle

September 26, 2022
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The new GoShare bundle is targeted to those with a positive COVID-19 test result and can assist in the support and management of your patients to remain safely at home, recognize when to seek care, as well as providing the most up to date supportive information on how to keep well throughout their COVID+ journey.…

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Sexual and Reproductive Health

August 12, 2022
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Supporting timely access to abortion care – online module Access free online training, suitable for HPs, nurses nurse practitioners, pharmacists and social workers.  This short online course provides foundation knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive best practice early medical abortion care and has been developed by the Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinical Champion Project, based…

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