Education

Upskilling for health workers

By Riverine Herald

LOCAL health professionals have received grants thanks to the Murray Plains Division of General Practice committee.

The grant, provided using residual funds from the Murray Plains Division of General Practice, is designed to advance the educational opportunities for registered primary healthcare professionals within the Murray Plains.

Collectively, the recipients received more than $5000 worth of training in its recent round of funding.

‘‘Given our distance from major centres, this funding supports the education of primary health care professionals in our area to help improve our healthcare services,’’ committee member Clint Flanigan said.

‘‘It’s pleasing to see such a broad range of applicants, and we hope this stimulates interest for subsequent rounds,’’ committee member Shane Weller said.

‘‘I would strongly recommend primary healthcare professionals undertaking education to consider applying.’’

Recipients for this round included:

■Jane Morgan $1000

■Lauren Arthurson $695

■Nicole Koch - $1000

■Rich River Physiotherapy - $2600

For more information on how AHPRA registered healthcare professionals practicing within the Murray Plains Division of General Practice can receive funding, please contact [email protected]