World Asthma Day


On May 6, 2014 we will be recognising World Asthma Day, to help raise awareness of asthma management and care in the community. Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world, affecting more than 300 million people worldwide[1].  Its symptoms vary over time and in form but include shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. Although asthma cannot be cured, it can be treated and controlled. Through funding...

admin, Friday 2 May 2014

SWMML Primary Care Conference 2014


Primary Care Conference The May Primary Care Conference program includes clinical updates on chronic kidney disease, dementia screening and management, mental health and diabetes. Free for doctors and nurses in SWMML area. To register complete this registration form and email to by May 9, 2014. For more information visit the event listing, here.

admin, Thursday 10 April 2014

Expression of Interest open to General Practice


Exciting opportunity for two general practices to implement Refugee Health Clinics with the support and assistance of SWMML Do you have patients from a refugee background presenting to your clinic? Would you like to set up a refugee health clinic with the support of a specialist refugee health GP and a refugee health nurse funded by SWMML? South Western Melbourne Medicare Local (SWMML) is pleased to announce that we will be assisting...

admin, Thursday 3 April 2014

Kidz Talk: Providing Support for Children and Families


On February 17, South Western Melbourne Medicare Local in partnership with drummond street services, launched the child mental health service, Kidz Talk for children aged 0-11.   The program will provide a no-cost, enhanced service for children in the Hobsons Bay and Wyndham areas by supporting children at risk of developing, or who are experiencing mild to moderate emotional, mental health or behavioural difficulties.   In addition to...

admin, Wednesday 5 March 2014

Refugee and asylum seeker health program


Dr Karen Linton is available every Wednesday to help support GP practices that are seeing patients from a refugee or asylum seeker background.  This group of patients have some specific health problems as well as an array of general health issues seen in general practice. Practice visits are available to any staff that would benefit from an update, support and/or information in relation to refugee health assessments, catch-up immunisations,...

admin, Tuesday 28 January 2014