Newsletter | Issue 2 | September 2016
Department of General Practice News
Welcome from the Head of Department
Welcome to our September edition of the Department newsletter. In this edition, we celebrate nurse cervical screening provider award winners and student completions. Associate Professor Lena Sanci features in a Victorian Government media release describing the GPs in secondary school initiative. We are delighted to share work underway in the cancer and mental health areas and announce the relocation of the Primary Care Cancer Research Group to the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
Professor Jane Gunn
Head of Department
Getting primary care right
Professor Jane Gunn participated in the recent Grattan Institute Policy Pitch to discuss the Perils of Place and Chronic Failure in primary care
I-PACED : Implementing Pathways for Cancer Early Diagnosis
Supporting GPs to understand the recommendations for optimal care at distinct components of the cancer trajectory, and to improve colorectal and lung cancer patient experiences.
Special Seminar: Prof Frances Mair, University of Glasgow, UK Digital Health Implementation- Bridging the Translational Gap
Frances Mair leads an extensive research programme that promotes a move to person centred care, promoting the concept of “Minimally Disruptive Medicine”.
Final year PhD student, Ms Aves Middleton, sharing her research findings on frequent users of crisis helplines.
GPs in Schools: helping young people access quality health care in Victoria
A/Prof Lena Sanci from the Department of General Practice featured in the Victorian Government media release describing the Doctors in secondary school initiative.
Homelessness amongst lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and allied people
Philanthropic grants are providing funding for this multi-faceted project examining a cutting edge issue, led by Honorary Associate Professor Ruth McNair
The STOP Study: Sensible Timely OPtions for reducing inappropriate antidepressant use in general practice.
Prof Jane Gunn and the mental health team were recently awarded a Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd (TGL)/RACGP Research Grant.
Nurse Cervical Screening Provider Awards
Past students from the Department of General Practice Primary Care Nursing courses were honoured at the recent PapScreen Victoria Nurse Cervical Screening Provider Awards.
- Student Completions
Interested in practice based research?
The VicReN committee hears about stem cell therapy, managing colorectal cancer and miscarriage.
Students in Primary Care Research (SPCR) - Writing Retreat
Inverloch writing retreat for Research Higher Degree Students.
Primary Care Cancer Research Group New Location
The Primary Care Cancer Research Group have moved to the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Grattan Street
Professional development and customised non award programs on offer from our department.
2016 Conferences for the Department
Our Department’s recent publications.