The ACCHS Practice Manager Network Conference was again held virtually this year with another great line-up of guest speakers (old and new) sharing their knowledge and experience with the practice management network.
The event was held Thursday 28 October, and we were please to catch up with the 30 attendees from across NSW and ACT.
We received a warm Welcome to Country by Uncle Allen Maddan who is a long-standing Board member of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council. GP Synergy registrar and 2021 RACGP Doctor in Training (NSW/ACT) Dr Isabel Hanson shared her experience of training in Aboriginal health and how space, time and respect is vital to all elements of the cultural and social determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
Mike Stephens, Director of Medicines Policy and Program with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) discussed changes to the 7th Community Pharmacy Agreement. We also enjoyed some great ‘hints n tips’ from the ever inspirational Jeffrey Morgan, CEO of the Lifestyle Program, providing great Aboriginal leadership and support around self-awareness and self-care.
Thanks also to guest speakers from Avant (addressing risk control and management); AGPAL (the importance of accreditation and compliance); and Services Australia (frequently billed ACCHS MBS items and the Medicare program).
The annual conference was well received by all participants, and it was great to see a few diploma students amongst the network joining us as aspiring practice managers.
The Practice Manager Advisory Group look forward to receiving feedback from participants through the evaluation process, to support them in future planning for the 2022 event.