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Workforce development

shutterstock_71827039_smlBrisbane South PHN aims to build the capacity, capability and scope of practice of health professionals and support staff through strong and productive partnerships with primary, secondary and tertiary health and community service stakeholders. Brisbane South PHN strives to deliver high quality education activities and projects that support workforce development.

Healthcare is constantly changing and evolving therefore primary care health professionals need to maintain and further develop their knowledge and expertise through continuous clinical education. Primary care support staff require appropriate training to compliment the workforce development of healthcare professionals.

Brisbane South PHN will address service gaps in our region through the delivery of education that would otherwise be unsupported but essential for our stakeholders to keep pace with changes in primary care.

The Brisbane South PHN Workforce development program will develop, facilitate and deliver opportunities for continuing professional development and workforce support by:

  • identifying gaps in health knowledge and skills to improve the delivery of care
  • improving communication between all levels of healthcare
  • forecasting future education requirements
  • being pro-active in planning, delivering or facilitating education that meets stakeholder needs
  • providing a platform for education on Brisbane South PHN initiatives
  • promoting a change of practice that improves patient outcomes.

Accredited activities

Brisbane South PHN is accredited to provide activities with allocation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points from professional governing organisations, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Workforce Development team

Education Coordinators

Susan Cederblad web Susan Cederblad
T:  07 3864 7556
M: 0421 849 362
Robert Wight a web Robert Wight
T:  07 3864 7573
0435 758 679

The Brisbane South PHN Aged Care Workforce Development program aims to enhance workforce capability in RACFs to improve health and wellbeing of residents through provision of high quality education services that enables an appropriately skilled and knowledgeable health workforce.

Aged care workforce capability was strongly highlighted at the Brisbane South PHN Aged Care Summit held in January 2016 as a key contributor to current rates of unnecessary transfers and treatment uncertainty within residential aged care facilities (RACFs).

Brisbane South PHN aims to improve the workforce confidence, capability and satisfaction of RACF employees, and assist with retention issues faced in the aged care sector by:

  • assessing workforce skill, capacity and training needs across the region by RACF
  • developing/sourcing levels of training and education to address needs, using a delivery approach that suits RACF environments
  • improving communication between all levels of healthcare
  • forecasting future education requirements
  • promoting a change of practice that improves patient outcomes and a reduction in unnecessary hospital transfers.

15 September 2017 – On Target for Immunisation

7 September 2017 – Care planning: an introduction

11 July 2017 – Motivational Interviewing and COPD Health Status

28 April 2017 – Navigating Chronic Disease Management in Primary Care

8 March 2017 – Care Planning

2 February 2017 – Perspectives in Aged Care

28-29 October 2016 – Navigating Chronic Disease Management in Primary Care workshop

26 October 2016 – Motivational Interviewing and COPD

12 October 2016 – Lungs for Life, Managing COPD in Primary Care Workshop