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192519 - Victorian rural clinical network for unintended pregnancy and abortion

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Face to face

Meeting Location: When registering you can select to attend via videoconference or at a Murray PHN regional site (Mildura, Bendigo, Shepparton, Albury). Network meetings will run four times a year for an hour. The network is open to all practitioners working in rural locations and metropolitan practitioners supporting rural workforce development. The network relates to the clinical care and pathways for women experiencing unintended pregnancy and abortion in rural Victoria. The areas of focus include medical termination of pregnancy (MTOP), health pathways related to the MTOP process, uptake of effective contraception post abortion, and service system development. Facilitated by Dr Paddy Moore, Head of the Choices Clinic, The Royal Women’s Hospital. Dr Moore will offer some case studies for discussion.

Relevance to General Practice

A number of practitioners involved in the provision of abortion services in rural Victoria have expressed interest in collaborating to provide leadership, peer learning, and clinical service development for unplanned pregnancy and abortion in the rural context. It is anticipated the establishment of a clinical network would contribute to this expressed interest, and assist in building the capacity of the rural sector to proactively develop and deliver a responsive and inclusive service system for women experiencing unintended pregnancy and abortion.

Learning outcomes

  • To provide clinical advice and peer support to ensure quality of care and patient satisfaction in rural locations
  • To promote multidisciplinary collaboration between providers of services to identify local strategies to plan and deliver effective and consistent services
  • To foster collective leadership and harness the knowledge and experience of rural clinicians for advocacy and policy development purposes
  • To share and document knowledge and innovation; including protocols and operational procedures.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Rural health
    • Pregnancy care
    • Sex, sexuality, gender diversity and health
    • Women's health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    Partnering organisations

    RWH, Murray PHN

    This activity is also available on these dates


    Murray PHN Bendigo

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