In February, Healthy North Coast relaunched our eight regional clinical societies with the goal of localising CPD education.
As part of this relaunch, we met with a broad range of health care providers to discuss local learning and development needs and identify topics of interest. Thanks to all who attended. These topics have now been collated into a clinical society calendar. We’re currently taking registrations for the first events.
Healthy North Coast provides CPD to build the capacity of our local primary health care workforce. The clinical society model will ensure:
- equitable distribution of CPD across the region
- a community based and interdisciplinary approach to CPD
- that topics are strategically aligned to community health issues
- allocated networking time at all face-to-face events.
In 2021, local clinical connections are more important than ever. Joining your clinical society is a chance to embed yourself in your local community of health practitioners. You’ll make friends, network, learn new information and have fun in a collaborative, knowledge-sharing space.
As a member of your local clinical society, you’ll have the opportunity to share your passion for your work with like-minded colleagues across all primary care disciplines. You’ll participate in tailored, needs-based CPD training and be given the opportunity to provide up-to-date information about your service.
Our face-to-face events are catered, and numbers may be limited. Before registering for an event, please familiarise yourself with our Late Cancellation and No Show Policy (see below).
“Having clinical education delivered in smaller, watershed areas like the Nambucca Valley will significantly improve access to face-to-face education events for clinicians who have traditionally needed to travel to the larger town of Coffs Harbour,” says Urunga Medical Centre GP, Dr Tim Francis.
“Education topics will be responsive to the needs of the local community as well as local clinicians, and the better coordination of education will support greater communication between health care providers. This will ultimately improve local health outcomes.”
Clinical societies are clinician-led, meaning that when you come to a society event, you can be part of the design of local CPD education. You’ll decide the ‘what, when, how and by whom’ and Healthy North Coast will support you by ensuring it’s added to the calendar.
We encourage all people working in and around primary health care services to join their local society. You can even join more than one! Numbers at face-to-face events may be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, so register for events early to avoid disappointment.
Tue 20 Apr 2021, 6pm – 8pm
Topic: Meeting the Challenge of Complexity With Holistic Patient Care
Wed 21 Apr 2021, 6pm – 8pm
Topic: Resilient Practice – Why Clinician Wellbeing is Important
Thu 22 Apr 2021, 6pm – 8pm
Topic: Navigating the NDIS
Wed 28 Apr 2021, 6pm – 8pm
Topic: Collaborative Practice in Adolescent Mental Health
Thu 29 Apr 2021, 6pm – 8pm
Topic: Chronic Pain Management
Wed 5 May 2021, 6pm – 8pm
Topic: Managing Care When Access is Limited
Thu 6 May 2021, 6pm – 8pm
Topic: Interdisciplinary Communication
Late Cancellation and No Show Policy
Healthy North Coast organises workshops, events and conferences, many of which can be attended for free by North Coast primary health care professionals. When registering for a Healthy North Coast event, please respectfully consider:
- The financial impact of providing quality catering, suitable venues and speakers.
- Organisational, practical and COVID-19 limitations on our events, such as the number of seats in a meeting room. The number of participants for each event is strictly limited.
Online registration for any event is mandatory and is done on a first come, first serve basis.
Please be aware there are costs associated with each no show/late-cancellation. In the case of unexpected changes to your priorities or plans, please formally notify us by emailing the Healthy North Coast Education Team: [email protected]