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Primary care gets primary focus

Congratulations to Frances Barraclough, a UCRH staff member, on being appointed as the Chair for the Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care Education Subcommittee.

Frances is a senior lecturer who leads the development and implementation of an interprofessional education program (IPL) supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students from up to 15 Australian universities.

The Association’s mission is to see multidisciplinary, high-quality and equitable primary care-oriented health systems underpinned by evidence and education. Primary health care is socially appropriate, universally accessible, scientifically sound first level care provided by health services and systems with a suitably trained workforce comprised of multidisciplinary teams supported by integrated referral systems in a way that: gives priority to those most in need and addresses health inequalities; maximises community and individual self-reliance, participation and control; and involves collaboration and partnership with other sectors to promote public health

In her role, Frances will be working on a range of initiatives, not least of which will include the webinar series run by the Association. The next of the webinars is on tomorrow, and will focus on:

“How do we get them and keep them? Understanding the preparation, preparedness and practice scope of nurses working in General Practice”

Visit the Associations website for more information and to register:

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