Research, Education & Training

November 2019

My Health Record webinars


Next week the Agency will be holding the following two national webinars:

"Use of My Health Record for Oncologists" and "How to register your practice for My Health Record."

Webinar - Use of My Health Record for Oncologists

  • Date & time: 7.00pm-8.00pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 19 November 

  • Where: Online (join via your computer - register beforehand. Note registrations close 2 hours prior to webinar event)

  • Registration: Click here


This webinar will focus on the benefits of My Health Record in supporting patient care and focus on a patient’s journey with bowel cancer through the healthcare system. It will highlight the key elements of My Health Record to improve continuity of care for patients and better transition of care. There will be an opportunity for Q&A during this session.


Webinar - How to register your practice for My Health Record

  • Date & time: 7.00pm-8.00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 20 November 

  • Where: Online (join via your computer - register beforehand. Note registrations close 2 hours prior to webinar event)

  • Registration: Click here

This webinar will assist healthcare provider organisations, including sole practitioners, to register to access My Health Record via the PRODA portal. There will be an opportunity for Q&A during this session.

Contact for more information

Shaheen Badat

8644 2454

Submitted by Shaheen Badat

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

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

There’s a new way of producing patient information in WSLHD


Did you know that there is a new way of producing patient information in WLSHD? This includes all forms of written communication with patients, family members, and the wider general public such as letters, consent forms, patient education materials, pamphlets etc.
Find out more at the upcoming Health Literacy Seminar.

This seminar will introduce the new system and portal using interactive examples, and explain how you can use the system and portal to produce patient information in the future.

Event details:
When: Tuesday 3 December
Time: 2.00pm-3.00pm
Where: John Lowenthal Auditorium, WECC, level 2, Westmead Hospital.

To secure your spot, please register here.

Contact for more information

Danielle Muscat

0477 550 402

Submitted by Danielle Muscat

Sydney Health Partners awareness survey


Western Sydney Local Health District is an active member of Sydney Health Partners (SHP).

This is a relatively new organisation taking innovative approaches to improving healthcare.


We are keen to raise the awareness of Sydney Health Partners but before we can do that, we’d like to find out how much you currently know about SHP.

Please take three minutes to fill out this quick and simple survey here.

Contact for more information

Mark Smith

0408 165 911

Submitted by Mark Smith

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