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SNHN News – Oct ’15

SNHN News – Oct ’15

National Primary Health Care Conference: Hear from Sydney North Health Network

The stage is set for the next annual National Primary Health Care Conference to be held in our nation’s capital from 2 – 4 November 2015 and this year’s speaker line-up includes some of Sydney North Health Network’s (SNHN) sharpest minds:

Cynthia Stanton – SNHN’s General Manager – Primary Care Advancement & Integration, will present “developing simulation modelling tools to support integrated care strategies”. Her presentation will look at how simulation tools can facilitate evidence-based discussion between stakeholders to support the development of care pathways that deliver better outcomes for patients in the context of palliative care and also addresses the rising demands on Emergency Departments and Hospitalisation.

Cynthia will also co-present “redesigning the urgent care pathway for improved care and lower cost,” with Juliet Middleton (Synergia). This presentation will describe qualitative systems tools and quantitative simulation models that are helping health organisations better understand broader systemic factors driving avoidable and unplanned hospitalisations. Using recent examples from Australia and New Zealand, a ‘whole of system’ approach to developing innovative solutions that integrate knowledge and activities across Primary Health Networks and secondary care will be described.

David Grant-McGuinness, General Manager – Commissioning & Partnerships, and Christine Collins, Musculoskeletal Initiative Coordinator will present: “Supporting primary care patient-centred management of clients with chronic musculoskeletal diseases.”

To view the agenda for the upcoming National Primary Health Care Conference CLICK HERE


Expression of Interest for Clinical and Community Councils

GPs, Allied Health providers, health professionals and Community members who want to help shape the delivery of primary healthcare in Northern Sydney are now being called for to join one of two Councils.

The Clinical Council and Community Councils will be made up of clinicians and health professionals and individual community members who will meet four times a year to inform the SNHN Board on local health matters.

The Sydney North Clinical Council will be a 9-12 person Council with representation from general practice, allied health, hospital and health insurance sectors.

The Sydney North Health Network Community Council will be formed by individuals in the community who wish to lend their voice to help improve local health service delivery.

To learn more about the CLINICAL COUNCIL or to express your interest CLICK HERE

To learn more about the COMMUNITY COUNCIL or to express your interest CLICK HERE

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