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2020 Outreach Forum

The fourth annual Outreach Forum was held online for the first time via Rural Health Pro on 27 June.

This year’s theme 'Resilience in Healthcare' provided an opportunity to share best practise, innovative models of care and exchange ideas. The 124 digital delegates included health administrators, health practitioners, and other stakeholders who work to deliver outreach services across NSW and the ACT.

Audience participation on the day sparked interesting conversations and questions. Thank you to all presenters and others involved for helping to make the Forum a success.

 

Outreach forum panel   Outreach Forum welcome
     

Clockwise from top left: Nicki Turner RDN and moderator of the panel, Laurie Clay and Valerie Smith from Werin, Emma Dargin from Condobolin AHS, and Sean Kinchela from Katungul 

  Richard Colbran, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Rural Doctors Network

 

Join the Rural Health Pro Outreach Group to discuss the 2020 Outreach Forum presentations, connect with colleagues, ask questions and share resources with other outreach services and providers.

 

2020 Presentations

Welcome

Presented by Mike Edwards, Director Service Delivery, NSW Rural Doctors Network; Nicole Turner, Aboriginal Workforce Engagement Manager, NSW Rural Doctors Network and; Richard Colbran, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Rural Doctors Network. 

 


RDN Outreach Update

Presented by Claire Neill, Acting Senior Manager Outreach, NSW Rural Doctors Network

 


 

 

Celebrating ACCHs responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

Presented by Robert Skeen, Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW

 


 

 

Panel: How to get the most out of telehealth technology

Chaired by Elisa D'Ambra, Project Officer – Outreach, NSW Rural Doctors Network and featuring:

  • Susanne Kable – Allied Health Programs Officer, HealthWISE
  • Dr Kamala Guttikonda – Endocrinologist
  • Donna Parkes – Telehealth Manager, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

 


 

 

Department of Health update

Presented by Melinda Turner – Director of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Section in the Indigenous Health Division at the Department of Health

 


 

 

The impact of natural disasters on mental health and wellness

Presented by Simon Sadler, Aboriginal Health and Integrated Care Manager, Grand Pacific Health

 


 

 

Panel: Aboriginal health

Chaired by Nicole Turner, Aboriginal Workforce Engagement Manager, NSW Rural Doctors Network and featuring:

  • Valerie Smith, Care Coordinator and Aboriginal Health Worker, Werin Aboriginal Corporation Medical Clinic
  • Laurie Clay, Aboriginal Health Workforce Team Leader, Werin Aboriginal Corporation Medical Clinic
  • Sean Kinchela, Ear and Eye Health Coordinator, Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Regional Health and Community Services
  • Emma Dargin, Aboriginal Health Practitioner, Condobolin Aboriginal Health Service

 


 

 

Reporting refresher

Presented by Elisa D'Ambra, Project Officer – Outreach, NSW Rural Doctors Network

 


 

Pain management

Presented by Dr Amanda Johns, Pain and Rehabilitation Medical Specialist and David Monck, Clinical Nurse Consultant in Pain Management


 

 

Hearing health- TeleFUP

Presented by Candice Watkins, Audiologist, Hearing Australia

 


 

 

Hunter New England LHD model of care

Presented by Dr Pat Oakley, Senior Staff Specialist, John Hunter Hospital, Hunter New England Local Health District and Alwyn Duke, Aboriginal Health Worker, Hunter New England Health

 


 

 

Recognising the impact of childhood trauma and knowing how to respond

Presented by Psychologist Dr Paula Wye