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WEBINAR: Reducing alcohol-related harm in general practice

Wed 28th February @ 7:00 pm

General practice consultations provide an opportunity to deliver brief interventions to patients to reduce weekly alcohol consumption.

Attendees will learn the scope of strategies that can be used in general practice, tools that can be used by GPs to support these strategies, and how to incorporate brief interventions into daily practice. We will also hear from the SDECC and Odyessey House to better understand local referral pathways.

You will be introduced to the REACH (Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm in General Practice) project and tools, developed by Monash University. The REACH project supports GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about alcohol use.  The REACH team has developed a package of practical, evidence-based and informative resources with input from GPs, nurses and community members. Click here for more information about the REACH project and supporting resources.

Wed 28th February

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This is an RACGP-approved CPD activity under the RACGP CPD Program - Activity Number: 761604


A/Prof Elizabeth Sturgiss – GP, Associate Professor of Research in the School of Primary and Allied Health Care at Monash University and Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University whose research focuses on chronic and complex diseases among priority populations

Dr Hester Wilson – GP, a registered Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and a Fellow of the Chapter of Addiction Medicine, with a Masters in Mental Health. She is working towards completion of her PhD in collaborative care. Dr Wilson has participated in numerous expert committees for both state and federal governments, and is Chair of the RACGP’s Specific Interest Addiction Medicine Network

Dr Esther Han – GP in the northern beaches of Sydney, a Drug & Alcohol Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital and a Clinical Lecturer in the Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health University of Sydney.

SDECC and Odyssey House Presenters


GPs, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and staff working in the Sydney North Health Network region.

  • Prepare brief intervention strategies to assess alcohol intake and reduce weekly consumption
  • Incorporate brief interventions into daily practice
  • Utilise course reference material to identify local referral pathways and services
There is no cost for Practices and their staff within the SNHN region to attend this training


Judy or Robi, Education Coordinators – 9432 8250 or events@snhn.org.au.

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