Professional development and networking

Clinical networking opportunities

SALHN GP Acute Care Update – online webinar
Tuesday 6 August, 7:00pm-8:15pm
Online Webinar

This online webinar will include updates from the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network’s Emergency Department and acute care services, plus a Q&A segment where we will be answering as many of your questions as possible.

Guest speakers include:

  • Dr Matthew Wright – Co-Director, SALHN Emergency Department
  • Dr Max Adams – Clinical Lead, Marion Priority Care Centre and Marion Medicare Urgent Care Clinic
  • Dr Andrew Davids – Clinical Director, Morphett Vale Medicare Urgent Care Clinic
  • Peta Woodcock – Nurse Unit Manager and Kyla Glover – Nurse Consultant, Metropolitan Referral Unit
  • Anita Santin – Midwifery Unit Manager, SALHN Women’s Assessment Unit, Early Pregnancy Unit
  • Craig Weekley – Team Lead, SALHN Out of Hospital Team

GPs, practice nurses, practice managers and administrative staff are all welcome! We hope this is another important step in fostering closer links for access to care in the South.

Register by Sunday 4 August to and a link to join the session will be sent to your email address approximately one day prior.

If you have a question for the panel, you can submit it via, using event code #3598017, or simply ask us on the day.

Spread the word to your colleagues and encourage them to come along by printing and displaying this poster in your areas.

We are working on building opportunities for Southern GPs and SALHN clinicians to connect through collaborative learning and networking. Please let us know if you have specific areas of interest or subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed.

Participants needed

Bridging the gap: a pilot project assessing efficacy and safety of a conscious sedation pathway for consumers with neurodevelopmental disability to access early health intervention.

Dr Jessica Smith, GP/Rehabilitation Physician (SALHN), is excited to share a pilot program for a multi-tiered sedation pathway, with the hope that this evidence will help establish formal pathways in the future for adults with complex disabilities in the community.

To be a part of this project, the team are looking for people:

  • With an intellectual or developmental disability (such as autism)
  • 18 years or older
  • Have not been able to have a blood test or immunisation

The aim is to show safety and efficacy in the desensitisation and light sedation tiers (performed by a non-anaesthetist with additional training).

Please share the flyer with patients this may be of interest/helpful too.

Upcoming and recorded CPD events

CPD events are facilitated through the following Medical Education Providers, such as:


SAPMEA/SALHN GP Collaborative (face to face at Marion Hotel)

Presented by the SALHN Neurosurgical Team
When: Tuesday 23rd July 2024, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: The Marion Hotel
CPD: 2 hours (Educational Activities)
Register online

  • Meet the SALHN Neurosurgical team
  • Education update:
    • The spine and the neurosurgeon
    • The Spinal Assessment Clinic model and how it’s working at FMC
    • Cerebral aneurysms
    • Managing minor head trauma in the older patient
  • Review appropriate referral pathways for common neurological and spinal conditions.
  • Improving the interface with GPs

There is no cost to attend and dinner will be provided.

This is part of a series of 6 evening dinner meetings for GPs to meet the staff specialists, hear the latest updates and their impact on general practice, learn the best way to navigate referrals for common tricky conditions and clinically salient points to look out for, and work together to improve the interface between FMC specialist teams and the surround general practice community.

The first three SALHN GP Clinical Collaborative sessions in 2023 included:

  • Hepatobilary with Head of Unit Dr Mark Brooke-Smith, Dr Susan Gan, Dr Janina Kaczmarczyk and A/Prof George Barreto
  • Opthalmology with A/Prof Stewart Lake (Head of Unit) and his team of surgeons
  • Breast and Endocrine with Head of Unit Dr Michael Eaton and his team of surgeons.

Project ECHO
, including information and resources for current and past ECHO programs, including Advanced Dementia, Palliative Care, Luminal Gastroenterology, COPD, Chronic pain, Cardiology, Neurology, AOD.

The following ECHO series have now finished. To revisit the content and resources visit sapmea.

Clinical networking opportunities

We are working on building opportunities for Southern GPs and SALHN clinicians to connect through collaborative learning and networking. Please let us know if you have specific areas of interest or subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed.

Improving patient flow

SALHN has started a program to standardise management of common conditions to improve patient care delivery. Diagnostics including volume and length of stay were used to guide the selection for 12 conditions. The 12 areas of focus are:

  • acute back pain
  • delirium
  • heart failure
  • borderline personality disorder
  • falls and fractures in the elderly
  • palliative care pathway
  • diabetic foot
  • undifferentiated abdominal pain
  • acute paediatric respiratory illness
  • PV bleeding
  • EECU short stay patients
  • alcohol related presentations.

If you would like to be involved in the any of the project groups, please contact Angie Goodrich, Director Continuous Improvement Programs via email

Outpatient Redesign Strategy 2023-2025

The SALHN Strategy team are seeking further opportunities to collaborate with the GP community to continuously improve transparency and communication across the broader health system.

If you would like to get involved in the Outpatient Redesign Strategy or provide your thoughts and ideas, please email