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Welcome to the Great Southern Health Professionals Network

Connecting health professionals from the Great Southern region of Western Australia

The Great Southern Health Professionals Network welcomes health professionals from throughout the Great Southern region of Western Australia.  Registration to the site allows access to extensive support resources not available to general users.

Aboriginal health worker
ATSI health practitioner
Chinese medicine practitioner
Clinical psychologist
Community health representative
Dental hygienist
Dental therapist
Dental specialist
Dental medical specialist
Diabetes educator
Exercise physiologist
Federal health representative
General practitioner

Health administration
Health agency representative
Health promotion
Hospital doctor
Medical radiation practitioner
Medical specialist
Mental health professional
Nurse – enrolled
Nurse – registered
Nurse and midwife
Nurse practitioner
Occupational therapist

Podiatric surgeon
Practice administration
Practice manager
Public health representative
Social worker
Speech pathologist
State health representative
Student – health
Student – medicine
University representative

Welcome to 2023 networking event 

Over 120 Health Professionals from Denmark, Katanning and Albany attended the “Welcome to 2023” networking event at the Boston Brewery in Denmark on the weekend. Some were lucky enough to catch the bus in and make a full day of  the Denmark sunshine.

They members of the GSHPN were engaged with three different speakers, Grace Templeman (WA Country Health Service Katanning), Jane Carter (General Manager, Roshana Aged Care)  and Louise O’Neill (2022 AgriFutures WA Rural Women’s Award winner) for her work in ‘Farmlife’ and getting the word out on supporting our local people with mental health education.

Last year’s event yielded 80 health professionals so it was great to see some new faces and have support from both community and hospital based GSHPN members.

Network news

Practice Quality Improvement Coach – WAPHA

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The role Reporting to the Primary Care Quality Improvement Manager, this role is responsible for working collaboratively with participating General Practices to identify quality improvement opportunities that improve clinical outcomes by embedding quality improvement initiatives utilising Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), coaching and peer to peer training. This role will be offered on a full-time, limited term contract to December 2022 with the possibility of extension. This role can be undertaken from anywhere in the Great Southern region, flexible working arrangements will be considered. To apply please click here 

WACHS employees Pitch Your Pilot!

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Pitch Your Pilot is back for 2022! Your ideas could make a difference WA Country Health Service (WACHS) employees are invited to submit ideas to improve the way we work or create more positive outcomes for country communities in the third 'Pitch Your Pilot' program. Whilst the program is open to WACHS staff, collaborative ideas engaging in partnerships are encouraged. Trial of virtual reality goggles for pain diversion in paediatric patients when undergoing a medical procedure in an emergency department. The BACKUP service is a pilot program that uses WACHS Command Centre technology for senior nurses to provide support and…

GP Mental Health Facilitator – Black Dog Institute

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Job Purpose Through delivery of the Black Dog Institute’s interactive, learner centered workshops, the General Practitioner (GP) Facilitator aims to improve the detection and treatment of mental illnesses and to enhance the understanding of the importance of psychological, social and physical issues in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of individual patients. Black Dog Institute delivers hundreds of workshops to health professionals across Australia each year. This role provides a huge opportunity to positively impact other health professionals and the community as a whole. To apply click here

Annual General Practitioner Survey now open!

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The Rural Health West annual GP survey gives an understanding of general practice in rural and remote communities across Western Australia. Your response will enable Rural Health West to identify the current issues and concerns facing you and help us to provide services and programs that will benefit you and the health of your community. The Annual GP Survey is open to all rural general practitioners. Complete the survey online securely on the website here (ID code needed) or if you prefer, paper copies of the survey have been mailed to all GPs. For further information, please contact the Rural…

Join the Great Southern Health Professionals Network Committee

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from health professionals living and working in the Great Southern to join our committee.

To express your interest, please complete this application form and return it via email to