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Chronic Disease Education Videos

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Diagnosis and treatment guidelines for Asthma and COPD Management

Tuesday 29 August 2023

Asthma and COPD are common conditions identified and managed in primary care.

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of respiratory inhalers which can be confusion. This education webinar will provide an overview of case definition and spirometric diagnosis as well as asthma and COPD guidelines to assist in the appropriate prescription of respiratory inhalers.

Viewers will learn more about respiratory inhalers and their impact on climate change, as well as low carbon footprint respiratory care, including safe disposal of inhalers


Dr Sophie Timmins, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician, MB BS PhD FRACGP

Dr Timmins is a Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital and is in private practice at the Sleep and Breathing Specialist Centre.

Dr Katrina Tonga, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician, MBChB PhD FRACP

Dr Tonga is a Staff Specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital and is in private practice at the Sleep and Breathing Specialist Centre.

Melissa Batger, Pharmacist

Melissa is a Senior Pharmacist at Royal North Shore Hospital and is the Cancer Care Leader Clinical Pharmacist.

Speakers are NetZero Respiratory Leads with the Northern Sydney Local Health District, working to reduce the carbon impact of the health sector

MBS item numbers for Older Persons in the community including Case Conferencing

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Aimed at providing an overview of the Benefits to patient outcomes of using case conferencing and the MBS items available to support and provide care to the elderly population (living in the community, not those in residential aged care).

The MBS items discussed include:

  • 75+ Health assessments- full comprehensive review of patient’s health, social, mental and physical health
  • Care plans and team care arrangements- plans to provide appropriate referrals to allied health workers
  • Home medication reviews- full review of medications to prevent any hospital risks due to medication mismanagement
  • Case conferencing- service provision of multidisciplinary team meetings to work collaboratively to ensure best outcomes for patients
  • DVA specific programs such as Coordinated Veterans Care Program and Allied health cycles of care- both of which are aimed at reducing hospital admission and support provision
  • Mental Health Plans- the provision of a mental health plan to access psychological services in the elderly who may be suffering from any type of mental health condition (depression most common)

All of these programs focus on identifying health concerns within the elderly and providing support through referrals to allied health services appropriate to the person’s needs.

GPs and Practice Nurses/Support staff will learn how to make time to ‘book in case conferencing’ to utilise item numbers and improve patient outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and manage a patient or group of patents that is making recurrent presentations to hospital (ED) through available support services
  • Utilise appropriate MBS item number/s to ensure provision of support through referrals to allied health services appropriate to the patients’ needs
  • identifying health concerns within the elderly through better understanding of MBS item numbers
  • Outline effective referral pathways and options to ensure continuity of patient care


Wendy O’Meara | Primary Health Education Consultant


Elderly Australians MBS Presentation

Desktop Guide to Chronic Disease Management and MBS Item Numbers


CVC Providers

Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms associated with Dementia and dealing with challenging behaviours

Tuesday 19 July 2022

This webinar assists GPs and other practitioners with the Detection of Dementia and the management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

Through a series of case studies, viewers will be provided with skills to assistin the early detection of dementia in patients, alongside aid in determining appropriate referrals for health and support services in at risk patients.

In discussing SNHN Programs, LHD initiatives and the use of HealthPathways, viewers will modernise skills in assessing and treating the most common behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia, including the impact on family or carers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Utilise course information to determine, access, and designate appropriate health and support service referrals
  • Recognise the early signs of dementia in patients and understand what servies are available for referral
  • Recognise the most common behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD)
  • Identify how symptoms present and how to manage
  • Critique recommended pharmacological options available, including their indications, to treat some of the behaviors


Prof Sue Kurrle | Geriatrician

Prof Kurrle is with the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney and Director at the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre. She is also Geriatrician and Clinical Director at the division of Rehabilitation And Aged Care at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and Community Services.

Marie Alford | Head of Dementia Professional Services, Dementia Support Australia (DSA)

Marie is the Head of Dementia Centre Services, HammondCare at The Dementia Centre. In this role Marie leads the delivery and operations of programs including Dementia Support Australia. She is responsible for projects across The Dementia Centre with a focus on improving the quality of life for people in need.

More Information:

For more information, please visit the SNHN dementia webpage


SNHN Support Information Access Slides

Prof Sue Kurrle Presentation – Management of behaviours and psychological symptoms of dementia

Prof Marie Alford Presentation – Dementia Support Australia: Supporting when behaviour impacts care

Dementia webpage


Monday 6 June 2022

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for one in four of all deaths in Australia despite being largely preventable.

Whilst there is an expectation on GPs to perform more heart health checks, practices have been experiencing barriers including competing demands, variable consumer engagement and unprofitable business models.

Join clinicians and academics from the Northern Sydney region as we aim to collectively tackle CVD risk in our region.


This webinar will include:

  • The launch of a quality improvement guide for general practices
  • A cardiology update on investigating, calculating, and managing CVD risk
  • A discussion about access to cardiology support in a patient-centred medical home model
  • An introduction to a population health evaluation study and opportunities to participate in research
  • A discussion about tips and tools for successfully implementing a heart health check initiative in general practice, including ways to utilise Heart Foundation resources

Learning Outcomes:



  • Prof Simon Willcock, Deputy Chair, Sydney North Health Network
  • Dr Chrishan Nalliah, Cardiologist, MQ Health
  • A/Prof Sanjyot Vagholkar, Clinic Director, MQ Health General Practice
  • A/Prof Yvonne Zurynski, Associate Professor of Health System Sustainability, Australian Institute of Health Innovation

The Nuts and Bolts of Social Prescribing

Tuesday 22 March 2022

This webinar discusses the whole of patient health benefits of social prescribing. Speakers delve into the strategies and resources available to implement social prescribing into your patient care, including a live case presentation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore how social prescribing fits into the broader health system and the potential uses of social prescribing
  • Develop an understanding of how a number of local social prescribing programs can be integrated into practice, such as, PCCS Head To Health Hub
  • Develop strategies to identify patients who might benefit and enhance patient outcomes using non-medical supports
  • Utilise available resources to support and enhance the management of social determinants of health using social prescribing approaches


A/Prof JR Baker PhD | CEO Primary and Community Care Services

Adjunct Associate Professor JR Baker is the CEO of PCCS and has over 20 years’ experience in executive health management, education, and research. He has consistently introduced industry leading service improvements that always keep the client at the centre of change, pushing PCCS to become an Australian leader in social prescribing, complex care coordination and link work services, including almost 10 years of experience delivering social prescribing services across NSW and Queensland. JR is driven by his ideas on providing optimal health services through innovation in the not-for-profit, health space. JR is committed to innovation, scoping out optimal health models and working with the community, government, politicians, and industry to collaborate and develop the best outcomes for people and communities.

Dr James Ibrahim – General Practitioner and Social Prescribing Specific Interest Group Chair

Dr James Ibrahim practices as a GP at Terry Hills Medical Centre and the inaugural Chair for the RACGP Specific Interest group for Social Prescribing.

The group that he chairs aims to support GPs by:

  • Influencing general practice education and providing educational support about social prescribing
  • Sharing and learning about local and international initiatives
  • Promoting successful general practice models to decision makers
  • Working as a reference group both within, and on behalf of, the RACGP in matters relating to social prescribing
  • Assisting GPs with how to implement and seek funding for social prescribing initiatives they may wish to run in their practices.

More Information:

For any GP’s interested in joining the RACGP specific interest group, please join through the following link https://racgp.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_etuYoA1dc5bXaaV


Dr JR Baker Social Prescribing Presentation

Dr James Ibrahim’s Social Prescribing Presentation

Better musculoskeletal health: Identifying effective care for osteoarthritis

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Adult Asthma Management: What’s New

Wednesday 8 September 2021

As part of the Asthma Best Practice for Professionals Program, The National Asthma Council of Australia and SNHN invite GPs, Practice Nurses, pharmacists, Aboriginal health practitioners, physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals to view this webinar on Adult Asthma Management. The Speaker Rhona MacDonald, Respiratory Nurse Practitioner will cover the latest information around Managing Adult Asthma patients in the primary care setting.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the steps involved in the diagnosis of adult asthma, referring to the Australian Asthma Handbook
  • Describe ways to improve and maintain optimal asthma control
  • Summarise the current guidelines for medication management
  • Summarise the important information to be included in a Written Asthma Action Plan
  • Describe the steps in managing acute asthma in primary care



Diabetes Update: Drugs, Devices and Data

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Chronic Kidney Disease Management in Primary Care: New Handbook Recommendations

Thursday 4 June 2020

Prevention and the Diabetic foot – High risk foot

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Primary and secondary prevention of diabetes complications – the diabetic foot

Learning Outcomes:

  • Facilitate screening for diabetic complications, and perform screening at appropriate intervals
  • Identify complications of diabetes, specifically diabetic eye disease, diabetic neuropathy and diabetes-associated renal disease
  • Identify criteria for urgent referral to appropriate services when diabetic complications are identified


Dr Ian Reid, Head of Podiatry @ Royal North Shore and Ryde Hospitals, NSLHD

Diabetes Complications and 60 Sec Foot Check

Wednesday 13 September 2017

The principles and practice of screening for complications of diabetes, criteria for urgent referral when complications of diabetes are identified and Diabetes Cycle of Care and Health Pathways for Diabetes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Facilitate screening for diabetic complications, and perform screening at appropriate intervals
  • Identify complications of diabetes, specifically diabetic eye disease, diabetic neuropathy and diabetes-associated renal disease
  • Identify criteria for urgent referral to appropriate services when diabetic complications are identified


Dr Darshika Christie-David, Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist, NSLHD