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87404 - Metro North GP Alignment Program Gynaecology Workshop

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

The Metro North GP Alignment Program Gynaecology Workshop aims to provide a clinical and systems update for General Practitioners. The workshop covers a number of important topics including: 
• Gynaecology referral processes 
• Cervical screening 
• Pelvic organ prolapse/incontinence 
• Pelvic floor physiotherapy 
• Vaginal pessaries 
• Endometriosis and chronic pain 
• Heavy menstrual bleeding 
• Fertility

Relevance to General Practice

A secondary analysis of Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) data showed that in general practice in Australia, one in eight problems managed at encounters with female patients were related to O&G problems. A significant proportion of problems involved preventive care, particularly genital check-ups/PAP smears. The BEACH program has shown that GPs in Australia refer female patients to obstetricians and gynaecologists at a rate of 0.8 per 100 GP–female patient encounters, most commonly for menstrual problems, ‘other’ genital disease (e.g. ovarian cyst, endometriosis), abnormal test results, uterovaginal prolapse and infertility/sub-fertility. In 2016, 1599 GP referrals to Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) Gynaecology Specialist Outpatient Department were reviewed. 43% referrals contained insufficient information for accurate triage and categorisation. Based on the BEACH data and the MNHHS Referral Review data, this workshop has been developed.

Learning outcomes

  • Apply evidence based practice to assess and manage care of common gynaecological problems
  • List requirements to enable an efficient hospital referral process
  • Identify high risk features and common complications and process for consultation
  • Identify upcoming changes to the National Cervical Screening Program
  • Locate relevant services within the hospital and the local community
87404 - Metro North GP Alignment Program Gynaecology Workshop
Provider Type
Education Provider
6 hours
Start Date
CPD Points
6 hours
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