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.

Read more and apply here

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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

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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WVPHN releases data highlighting health and wellbeing indicators

June 30, 2022
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Western Victoria Primary Health Network has produced a series of Electoral Information Packs highlighting key health and wellbeing indicators for each of the five main Federal electorates within our catchment region. The packs include general demographic information of our communities such as population data, health status and risks and hospital admissions View the Electoral Information…

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Community Visitors Scheme

June 17, 2022
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The CVS supports volunteers through a range of volunteering organisations to form friendships with senior Australians receiving aged care, providing company and conversation to people who may not get a lot of other visitors.  CVS is a national scheme, with visits available to anyone receiving government-subsidised residential aged care or Home Care Packages who are…

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Infection Prevention Helpline

May 12, 2022
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Western Victoria PHN is pleased to partner with the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association to deliver a new Infection Prevention and Control Helpline. The free helpline is manned by two full-time division one nurses and supported by three infection prevention control specialists. It is now available to all Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations,…

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