Come together to improve interdisciplinary communication

Port Macquarie and Hastings Clinical Society

Thursday 6 May | 6pm – 8pm
Rydges Port Macquarie

Join your colleagues at the Port Macquarie and Hastings Clinical Society for dinner and a discussion on effective communication.

We’ll start the evening with some networking and getting to know one another before we unpack the best approaches to talking across disciplines and to patients.

The evening will provide a platform for sharing your service and skills with other local clinicians so that you and others can maximise scope of practice. Using different case scenarios, we’ll explore how you can talk to patients to inform and influence their adoption of health care information and behaviours.  We’ll then look at how interdisciplinary communication can improve health outcomes for patients and how to make enhanced communication cost-effective.

“Effective clinical communication, collaboration and teamwork are widely recognised as key factors in providing safe, coordinated and comprehensive care. These factors are often associated with positive patient outcomes. "Significant work to support effective clinical communication, collaboration and teamwork in health care has been undertaken at a national, state and territory level – now it’s time to talk to it from a local level. "This informative evening will be a chance to hear from your fellow Port Macquarie and Hastings clinicians about the communication tools they use and to gain practical tips for purpose-driven and effective documentation. It will also help you to improve your understanding of electronic health information.”

Dr Andy Williams

Who should attend?

GPs and their registrars, hospital clinical staff, general practice and hospital administration staff, allied health professionals, and anybody seeking to improve their communication with health care providers and clients.


  • Leanne Bryant, Registered Nurse and Senior Manager Workforce, Healthy North Coast
  • Dr Andy Williams, GP and Clinical Educator, Healthy North Coast
  • Speakers

    • Nathan Lynch, Wauchope Physiotherapy
    • Barry Spencer, Lake Cathie Physio
    • Mehrnoosh Alipanahi, 2 Rehab You
    • You… we want to hear about your communication challenges and tips for managing them!
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Certificates of attendance will be provided, and we encourage you to self-submit for CPD/PDP.


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In 2021, local clinical connections are more important than ever. The Port Macquarie and Hastings Clinical Society is your chance to embed yourself in your local community of health practitioners to make friends, network, learn new information and have fun in a collaborative, knowledge-sharing space.

Learn more and join the Port Macquarie and Hastings Clinical Society here.

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