Research, Education & Training

November 2020

Are you interested in receiving free Vitamin D for 6 months?



If you are a Blacktown Hospital or Mt Druitt Hospital employee (aged 45 years or above) without significant cardiovascular problems, you are eligible to have free vitamin D supplement for 6 months!

This is part of The D-Frail research study. The D-Frail study is exploring how vitamin D can improve your blood vessel function and muscle weakness.

For more information and/or to ENROL:

The conduct of this study at the Blacktown/Mt Druitt Hospitals has been authorised by the Western Sydney Local Health District.
WSLHD ethics approval number: 2020/ETH01551

Enrolling Now !

Contact for more information: 

Dr. Anjalee Amarasekera / Emmanuel Samson

Tel: 0400225593 / 0478032875

Email: /

Submitted by Anjalee Amarasekera

Microsoft Office Training Available Online


Taking your software skills to the next level as Microsoft Office training available online.

To proceed, please see the instruction below on how to access the site

1. Go to

2. Click on the Sign In Box (located on the right-hand side of the screen)

3. Sign-In using you NSW Health Email Address (e.g. and StaffLink Password.

4. If prompted with message, i.e.:
a. If using own Work PC (individual user) - select ‘Stay Signed-In’
b. If using shared device/PC - select ‘No’.

5. While the tab is active, open another tab and paste this URL address: to view all training MS Office application available

6. Select and browse the training

For more details click here

For further information, please contact our WSLHD Education Technology team via

Contact for more information

Jenny Pita


Submitted by Vena Sopin

Essential Youth Healthcare Skills Workshop


Many health professionals are uncertain about how to consult effectively with young people. This one day training program is based on proven principles and practices for engaging with young people. The training workshop is designed to equip health professionals with the confidence and essential skills required to work effectively with young people.

Training aims

  • To develop the capacity of health professionals to engage, assess and respond to health needs and risks of young people

  • To develop youth friendly services and reduce barriers to young people accessing services

Tuesday 1 December from 9.00am – 4.30pm @ Seminar Room 6, Level 2, Westmead Education & Conference Centre (WECC), Westmead Hospital Campus.

Register via My Health Learning/HETI (Course Code: 98259232).

Contact for more information

Christian San Juan

8860 2500

Submitted by Molly Sinclair

Blood borne viruses online education for health care workers


Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Online (Microsoft Teams)

Audience: All health professionals
Cost: Free

Goal: To increase the capacity of health care workers to understand Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) & increase their ability to respond to, & manage related issues.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this workshop, health care workers will be able to:
• Identify modes of transmission of BBVs & list high risk activities/ situations
• Demonstrate an understanding of the disease processes & principles of management
• Identify issues facing people living with BBVs and
• Identify the personal, professional & legal issues associated with BBVs

Enrolments can be made through HETI with course code:
Blood Borne Viruses Education for Health Care Workers


Contact for more information

Anju Devkota
02 9843 3170

Submitted by Anju Devkota

Help shape our future health system


Work is currently underway to develop the Future Health Strategy, which looks to position the NSW health system to meet the future healthcare needs of our community, patients and the workforce to deliver that healthcare.


The Future Health Strategy will outline the next 10 year time horizon for the NSW health system, following on from the NSW State Health Plan, which ends on 30 June 2021.

It also furthers the work we’ve progressed over recent years in accelerating value based healthcare, digitally enabled healthcare, integrating care and in improving the patient experience.


A key part of the strategy will be identifying the ways that we can work together as a system to continue delivering high quality, safe and compassionate care to the residents of NSW.

We can’t do this without your input, and I encourage you to take the time to complete the Future Health online survey so we can better understand the things that matter most to you.

Your views are crucial and will help drive improvements across our health system – in the way we work, the way we deliver health services and the projects we prioritise over the next decade.

Thank you for helping to ensure every NSW citizen benefits from a stronger, more effective public health system.


Submitted by Polina Matveycheva on behalf of Corporate Communications

Library training in November and December


Library training sessions can help you access information more quickly and easily. Research expertise supports individual best practice and also ensures clinical programs and procedures are informed by the latest evidence – and all Library sessions are completely free for WSLHD staff and students!

The following WSLHD Library training sessions are all on offer in November and December:

DEV14044 How to Manage your References using Endnote
DEV14047 How to Search for Allied Health Resources
DEV14053 How to Search for Nursing Resources
DEVC14055 How to Search for Drug Resources
DEV14056 How to Search CIAP Most Effectively
DEV14058 How to Search for Mental Health Resources
DEV14081 How to Get Connected with Your Library

For details click here.

All WSLHD Library training sessions are currently being offered virtually via phone or video conference or in small groups observing social distancing.
Scheduled sessions can be booked directly via My Health Learning.

You can also contact your WSLHD Library to arrange tailored individual and group training sessions.

Visit My Health Learning


Contact for more information

Judy Reading


Submitted by Judy Reading

HETI Virtual Management Development Programs


The HETI has just launched the Management Development Virtual Classroom Series. This series consists of:

  • CORE Chat – Our Values in Action

  • CORE Chat for Managers: Leading Cultural Change

  • Emotional Intelligence in Practice

  • Positively Resolving Workplace Conflict

  • Purposeful Meetings

These workshops are available to all NSW Health Organisations. This will enable networking and sharing of ideas. To participate staff need to enrol through My Health Learning (MHL) and will need access to:

  • A laptop with video conferencing capabilities including video camera and microphone

  • High speed internet

  • A quiet environment with no distractions

Please note the workshops will only go ahead if there are adequate numbers participating.

Visit My Health Learning


Contact for more information

Sandra Cuneo

9840 362


Submitted by Sandra Cuneo

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