The third ACCHS practice manager workshop was held on Friday 20 September in Sydney. In attendance were ACCHS delegates from far and wide, from Ballina to Bega, Broken Hill to Airds.
The theme ‘Self-care, Update, Share and Reform’, was fitting for the event given the changing landscape in the ACCHS and government sectors. The day covered a wide range of topics, from understanding Medicare assurance – transparent and accountable requirements, to changes to the Practice Incentive Program, to mental health supports through telehealth consultation and treatment opportunities, and hearing from previous GP registrars who are now GPs working in Aboriginal health, were just a few of the items on the agenda!
The event saw an increase of the ACCHS practice manager network to well over 40 attendees, exceeding attendees for the 2018 workshop. Of note was the reform of the Practice Managers Advisory Group (PMAG) resulting in a new PMAG membership for 2019 – 2021. The new membership comprises two members from each of GP Synergy’s three regions (North Eastern NSW, Western NSW, and Lower Eastern NSW) and two reserve members.
The event was welcomed and well received by all attendees and there was plenty of networking and collaboration building. The event wrapped up with an inspirational and motivational session facilitated by Jeffrey Morgan, CEO of The Lifestyle Program, helping participants to stress-less and develop coping mechanisms to support and look after themselves as part of ‘self-care’ and self ‘check-in’ to prevent workforce burnout.
Photos from the day are available in our image gallery.