May

06

2021

109 clinicians gather to connect and learn

Pictured L-R: Skye Swift, Pharmacist at Varela and Swift Pharmacy, Michelle Cameron, Audiologist at HAPEE, Lyn Pollock, Dietician and Nutritionist at Tweed Surgery

Healthy North Coast is thrilled to have rolled out the first round of Northern NSW clinical society events for 2021. Events were held in Kingscliff, Lennox Head, Lismore and Grafton and covered a range of topics:

  • Meeting the Challenge of Complexity in Patient Care
    Tweed Valley Clinical Society
  • Resilient Practice: Why Clinician Wellbeing Is Important
    Lismore, Casino & Kyogle Clinical Society
  • Navigating the NDIS
    Ballina and Byron Clinical Society
  • Collaborative Practice in Adolescent Mental Health
    Clarence Valley Clinical Society

It was great to see such a wide range of clinicians in the room.

We had everyone from GPs and practice managers and nurses to OTs, physiotherapists, psychologists, specialists, mental health workers and educators. Together ideas were shared, questions were answered, and connections were made.

Dr Andy Williams
General Practitioner and Clinical Educator at Healthy North Coast

Missed the evenings and wondering what they were like?

The clinical society events discussed different topics, but each followed a similar format.

  • 5:45pm – participants arrived.
  • 6:00pm – food was served and networking was encouraged.
  • 6:20pm – participants took their seats and introduced themselves to get to know who was in the room.
  • 6:30pm – interdisciplinary education started.
  • 7:30pm – case scenario reflections and Q&A.
  • 8:00pm – event closed. Participants were invited to stay and chat.

Congratulations for creating a space for us all to learn and grow as professionals who are working to create a healthier, happier and more emotionally resilient community.

Interestingly, I had the purple folder provided under my arm in a cafe and someone asked me if I worked for NDIS. I told her about the seminar and discovered she works for a foster care group. I was able to share with her that Northcott will take self-referrals from parents of children 0-7 years, and she was really pleased with the information as she didn't know that. So the evening has borne fruit already. 🙂

I look forward to attending, and possibly participating in, future events.

Meredith Yardley
Dr Yeo and Falson Surgery, Ballina

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