Research, Education & Training

November 2019

WSLHD Nursing & Midwifery Kickstarter Grants pitch presentations


The Western Sydney Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre (WSNMRC) and WSLHD Research & Education Network invite you to attend the Kickstarter Research Grant pitch session.

Come and support your colleagues as they pitch their big research idea for one of four Kickstarter Research Grants!

  • Wednesday 13 November

  • 4.00-6.00pm

  • Lecture Theatre 4, WECC Level 2, Westmead Hospital

Find out more and RSVP to

Contact for more information

WSNMRC and WSLHD Research & Education Network

Submitted by Leanne Findlay on behalf of WSNMRC and WSLHD Research & Education Network ​

Medico-legal seminar: Duty of care – health practitioners’ legal obligations


The Risk Management Unit has arranged for Hicksons Lawyers to provide a presentation on Duty of Care – Health Practitioners’ legal obligations for WSLHD clinicians and other interested staff.


This presentation will cover:


  • The Civil Liability Act 2002

  • Professional negligence

  • Your duty of care in the provision of treatment to patients

  • Recent case law on duty of care


Following the presentation there will be time allocated to enable participants to ask questions.


Date: Thursday 14 November 

Time: 12.30pm to 2.00pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, Level 2 Education Centre Westmead Hospital


Please book via My Health Learning course code - DEV14104 Duty of Care – Health Practitioners’ legal obligations.


For any queries please contact:


Joanne Young, Liability & General Insurance Coordinator on 9840 3771  


Mamta Lalwani, Liability Support Officer on 9840 3773

Contact for more information

Joanne Young

9840 3771 

Submitted by Joanne Young

Falls FAQ



Clinical Governance in collaboration with Blacktown Nursing and Allied Health staff are presenting a facilitated discussion and FAQ on Falls prevention.


The session will cover an event that recently underwent a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) which will lead to a facilitated discussion which will include identifying opportunities for local QI activities with the aim of reducing risk of harm from falls.


We would like to provide similar sessions on a regular basis going forward. In order for this to benefit our patients and staff, please encourage your teams to attend.

Details of this inaugural session are as follows:

Topic: ‘Falls prevention needs your Attention’ FAQ Session for all staff
Date: 14 November
Time: 2.30-3.30pm
Venue: WSU Auditorium or Mount Druitt conference room via videoconference

Contact for more information

Benjamin Gross

0437 531 257

Submitted by Nicole Howard

Library research training in November



WSLHD Libraries are offering the following training sessions in November which are open to all WSLHD staff. Book via My Health Learning (find via the course name or code). Students should contact Library staff if they wish to attend.

Please note that in addition WSLHD Library staff are also happy to arrange tailored training sessions and research consultations for individuals and groups.

DEV14044 - Referencing Right with EndNote (Cumberland)

Wednesday 20 November 2019 10.00-11.30am

DEV14044 Referencing Right with Endnote Peter Zelas Library, Blacktown Hospital

Thursday 21 November 2019 1.00-2.30pm


DEV14044 Referencing Right with Endnote Mount Druitt Hospital Library

Monday 25 November 2019 10.00-11.30am

DEV14044 Referencing Right with Endnote Westmead Hospital Library
Thursday 21 November 2019 8.00-9.00am (for early birds)
Monday 25 November 2019 2.00-3.00pm

DEV14055 Searching for Drug Resources Westmead Hospital Library
Tuesday 12 November 2019 10.30-11.30am

DEV14081 Make the Most of MyAthens Westmead Hospital Library
Thursday 21 November 2019 10.30-11.30am

DEV14053 Searching for Nursing Resources Westmead Hospital Library
Friday 29 November 2019 2.00-3.00pm

For information about Library services visit the WSLHD Library portal here or pop in and talk to your friendly, knowledgeable Library staff.

Contact for more information

Judy Reading

8890 6266

Submitted by Judy Reading

What’s new in My Health Learning?


Announcing the following eLearning modules have been released in September/October 2019 and are accessible via My Health Learning:


  • Acute Screening of Swallow in Stroke/TIA (ASSIST) – Course Code - 266116067


  • Delirium Care – Course Code - 266621954

  • Introduction to the eMR for Medical students – Course Code - 266237812

Self enrol via the My Health Learning application on the intranet.

For further information please email

Contact for more information

Diane Chaffey

8838 6439

Submitted by Vesna Sopin

Masters in Health Service Management and Health Information Management


Staff are invited to attend an information session on enrolling for a masters program in Health Service Management and Health Information Management with the Australian Institute of Health Service Management (AIHSM), University of Tasmania.


WSLHD has partnered with the AIHSM, University of Tasmania for the first time to offer various pathways to develop its managers. Through its university-industry collaboration partnership with AIHSM, staff from WSLHD are eligible for a significant industry (discount) rate; 30% off the full fee paying unit cost of $2,665. The annual Student Services and Amenities fees (SSAF) are included in the overall unit fee.


The Masters degrees are designed for those interested in pursuing a significant management or senior administrative role in the health sector. Successful completion of the Masters courses provides graduates with a considerable health services or information management training focused on issues of contemporary, professional management practice.  These courses up-skill the workforce to lead and manage effectively in an increasingly complex industry sector.


For more information on the masters programs please refer to the hyperlinks below:


Master of Health Service Management (MHSM)

Master of Health Information Management (MHIM)


For more information regarding these Masters Programs please refer to the University of Tasmania website or contact Dr Maria Agaliotis, Lecturer and WSLHD Industry Coordinator, AIHSM on


Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Level 2 – Westmead Hospital


To register please RSVP to Amelia Oztopcu via

Contact for more information

Dr Maria Agaliotis

Submitted by Amelia Oztopcu

Western Sydney Local Health District Clinical Leadership Program 2020


Applications are now open for individuals and multidisciplinary teams of up to four people to join the WSLHD Clinical Leadership Program (CLP). Applicants will have fundamental leadership skills and/or experience; and are leading a team or aspiring to be a leader at the ward/unit/service/division level.


Applications close on 20 January 2020.

You are committed to improving the quality of care, safety, patient experience and optimising team effectiveness.

The CLP aims to enhance the capacity of individuals and multidisciplinary clinical teams in the following areas:

  • Leading sustainable system improvement and patient safety initiatives.

  • Working more effectively in partnership with staff, consumers and families.

  • Growing insight into their own leadership style and its impact on other.

  • Collaborating across boundaries within and outside of the organisation.

  • Building a culture of patient-centred care within an environment that enables work based learning and reflective practice.

The 12-month program explores contemporary leadership and team development, quality improvement, patient safety, change concepts and application of these concepts in the workplace, through workshops, self-directed learning, individual coaching and action learning sets, 360 feedback, individual professional development plans and a work-based clinical improvement project. The program also provides participants with exposure to WSLHD Health Leaders and leadership strategies at all levels of the organisation.

Selection: All applicants must have demonstrated support of their manager to participate in the program.

To apply: Visit the Learning and Development website here and click the Clinical Leadership Program button on the top right of the page.

Contact for more information

Rachel Primrose

0418 530 167

Submitted by Sandra Cuneo

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