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Meet and Greets underway across the region

February 29, 2024

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN is once again inviting GPs, practice nurses, allied health providers and practice staff to join us for a series of networking events being held across the region.

The regional meet and greets are a highlight of the PHN calendar, and this year we are hoping to build on the success of 2023, where more than 360 health professionals took the opportunity to connect in-person in multiple places across the region, including Goondiwindi, Warwick and Stanthorpe, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley and Ipswich.

So far, this year’s events are on track to surpass its previous, with our first four meet and greets attended by over 250 health professionals in the region, and the PHN receiving positive feedback regarding the opportunities to connect and collaborate.

Supporting primary health care providers, including GPs and allied health professionals, is fundamental to the work undertaken by the PHN. Bringing health professionals together is an important part of improving the connectivity within the health care system, which in turn can improve the experience and health outcomes of patients.

Lucille Chalmers, CEO of Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN, sees this event series as a unique opportunity for local providers, and is keen to see as many local health professionals attend as possible.

“These events are a wonderful opportunity to connect with our health service providers and recognise the incredible work they do.” said Ms Chalmers.

“With recent changes to the way primary health providers can operate through the MyMedicare initiative, as well as evolving improvements in digital health solutions, these events are a chance to share information and learn from each other to ultimately improve the way health might be delivered to the local community.”

We encourage you to lock into your calendar the event happening nearest you. Registrations are still open for our Meet and Greets events in Ipswich, Lockyer and the South Burnett on the following dates:

Lockyer Valley

Wednesday 6 March 2024 from 6.00 - 7.30pm
Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Colonial Cafe, 34 Lake Apex Drive, GATTON

Ipswich and Springfield

Thursday 7 March 2024 from 6.00 - 7.30pm
North Ipswich Reserve, North Room, 43 The Terrace, North IPSWICH

South Burnett

Thursday 14 March 2024 from 6.00 - 7.30pm
Venue: The Farmhouse Taabinga Station, 108 Flagstone Creek Rd, Haly Creek