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
- Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway – Module MO1005 Strategies for Rural and Remote Service Delivery
Primary Care Placement Program
Primary health care professionals working in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region are invited to apply to participate in the Primary Care Placement Program. The Program offers short-term placements with an ‘expert’ clinician or support staff member to learn specific clinical skills and/or observe service delivery and administrative processes associated with their primary care service.
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.
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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’s health workforce programs are an exciting addition to the suite of initiatives being implemented by the organisation across Queensland which brings together a range of programs that support the Queensland health sector to plan for, build and develop a capable and sustainable local health workforce.
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