Our PHN is committed to building the capacity and capability of primary health care professionals and support staff throughout our region.
We are accredited to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity points from professional governing organisations:
- Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
- Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
Our PHN is currently supporting health professionals across the region to participate in the following scholarship programs:
- Immunisation Program for Registered Nurses - Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 Course
- Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education
- Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway – Module MO1005 Strategies for Rural and Remote Service Delivery
The ASPIRE2HEALTH program is led by Griffith University, the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training - Darling Downs South West Region/Training & Skills, The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School, the University of Southern Queensland, Southern Queensland Rural Health, Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN and the Queensland Ambulance Service.
The program is designed for year 9 and 10 students interested in a health career and provides students an opportunity to experience ‘hands on’ procedural workshops.
Our PHN is currently working with the program partners to deliver ASPIRE2HEALTH in schools across the Darling Downs from June to October 2019.
Opioid Substitution Treatment Prescribing and Dispensing Project
Our PHN is working in collaboration with Health Workforce Queensland to investigate the issue of opioid substitution treatment prescribing and dispensing in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region.
This project aims to:
- build a comprehensive understanding of service gaps;
- better understand reasons for GPs and pharmacists to engage, or not to engage, in the practice of opioid substitution treatment prescribing and dispensing; and
- identify any solutions that may be implemented to address service delivery gaps and meet the need of our community.
As a part of this project, a Project Reference Group has been established with local primary health care representatives, including GPs and general practice staff, pharmacists, service providers and consumers.
Helpful Links and Resources
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For Health Professionals
Health Workforce Queensland
Health Workforce Queensland supports current and upcoming rural health professionals through recruitment, relocation assistance, orientation, continuing professional development, career pathway support and rural immersion opportunities.
CheckUP Australia provides education and training to primary healthcare professionals to respond to the emerging needs of the health and community services sector.
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